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Tourism expands and now marketing NZ Vineyards / Wineries

Sunday 25 October 2009, 9:36AM
By Tourism

Tourism are delighted to annonce that our boutique tourism / hospitality / leisure real estate company have now added vineyards and wineries to our area of business and have specialist Business Brokers in all wine regions of New Zealand.

Hamish Young, based in Blenheim is not only a Tourism and Hospitality Business Broker but a well known vineyard consultant.
Hamish was born in Christchurch and completed a degree in agriculture from Lincoln University and then spent 10 years in agricultural commerce within New Zealand and internationally; before shifting to Marlborough to grow grapes in 1978.
The wine industry was in its early exciting years, and Hamish became Chairman of the grape growers association for 7 years and was instrumental with others in starting the concept of the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival; being Chairman of the organising committee for 4 years.
One of his most memorable achievements was winning the 1994 Air New Zealand trophy for best Sauvignon Blanc wine; the grapes were grown in his vineyard and the wine made by a wine company he was part owner of.
Hamish returned to Marlborough in 2003 and began a career in real estate, specialising in vineyards, wineries, commercial businesses / properties, and coastal properties.
Whatever you do in life, “smile and enjoy”, that is his motto
If you are a vineyard or winery business owner, and are thinking of selling or leasing, we can showcase your property or business opportunity on our website and other associated websites including

Vineyards, Wineries, Viticulturists, Industry Suppliers, or Consultants to the Wine Industry who may be interested to receive our monthly newsletter, please email our Broker / Owners  - Adrian and Chrissy Chisholm at

.Areas of the Wine Industry and Wine Tourism that we will be showcasing to the marketplace include:
• Vineyards for sale or lease
• Wineries for sale or lease
• Food and Beverage concessions for sale, lease, sublease within a
• Other business opportunities or vacant premises that could be set up as
new business opportunity with the existing or adjacent property.
• Development Land for further vineyards, winery or associated businesses
including olive plantations, lavender farms, organic food and beverage
• Buildings or existing planned premises within the vineyard, adjacent or
nearby for sale or for lease
• Subleases for micro breweries, creameries, artisan foods and beverages,
art galleries, craft galleries, farmers markets, coffee roasteries,
accommodation units including B&B's, self contained /self catering
cottages, flash packers, backpackers, function rooms, wedding venues,
conference rooms, cycle ways, walking tracks, wine tours, and
photography and cooking classes.

Wine Industry Update:

• The wine industry is an important contributor to the New Zealand
economy. The value of New Zealand wine exports was $798 million in
• 475,200 tourists visited a winery in 2008, comprising 37% international
tourists and 63% domestic tourists.
• Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Wellington were the most
popular regions visited by wine tourists.
• International tourists from Australia, (33%), the United Kingdom (20%) and
the United States (16%) made up the largest share of international wine
• Domestic tourists from the Auckland (38%), Wellington (24%) and
Canterbury (11%) regions made up the largest share of domestic wine
• International wine tourists spent more on average per trip ($3,543) than all
international tourists ($2,710).

Thoughts for the month:

Harvest more than grapes!, Keep your reputation & niche you have carved out and get through the bad times, help manage the supply/demand imbalance and capitalise on your strengths, hard work, sacrifice and investment by diversifying by using your land, real estate, buildings, and equipment more wisely. Lateral Thinking is our partner!