87 Mia Mia Road Browns Plains VIC 3685

AUCTION: + Sat, 19th Nov 11:00AM Email Agent
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87 Mia Mia Road, Browns Plains
An early Australian, Rutherglen district, solid brick residence built in 1860. A winery of historic significance (1890), and strong, highly regarded land right ready to transform into a higher end private residence or an historical tourist hospitality enterprise.

“Greenmount” Area

486 Acres – 197 hectares freehold land

“Greenmount” Location

A very convenient location in the North East districts of Victoria generally referred to as the Upper Murray Valley. Amid genuine farming land and vineyards renowned for their production of high quality red wines and world class fortified wines. The farming enterprises in the area are noted for prime lamb production, prime cattle production and selected cropping enterprises. "Greenmount" is situated just 38km east of Albury / Wodonga with Murray Valley Highway frontage and Rutherglen only 14kms. Access to the Hume Freeway is approximately 15kms and Melbourne CBD is some 280kms which constitutes a comfortable three (3) hour drive. In addition Yarrawonga with Lake Mulwala is 45kms and Corowa on the Murray River is some 20kms. A high profile and convenient location.

“Greenmount” Homestead

A gracious single storey period home, built in 1860 by James & Rosina Martin, early settlers in the area. Solid sundried brick construction with the bricks made from the red earth excavated from the original stone walled cellar. Many original features remain throughout the home including original windows, leadlight frames, 4 metre Murray pine ceiling and principally Murray pine flooring.

In total six (6) bedrooms, with four main bedrooms within the main structure and two smaller bedrooms across the courtyard (former maids quarters). Main bedroom has ensuite installed. A wide hallway runs throughout with formal lounge, formal dining with original fire place surrounds. A further lounge sitting room again with fire place surrounds opens to the wide verandah surrounding the home and overlooks the garden.

The large country style kitchen has been refurbished over the years and offers an abundance of cupboard space and bench tops, spacious meals area with electric appliances. The kitchen opens to a courtyard area, a feature of the era. Two ensuites, family bathroom and separate showers and toilets service the whole residence.

“Greenmount” Gardens and Surrounds

Long established gardens including some original species combine with lawn areas, a long driveway of established trees and shrubs and scattered garden beds to create an “old world” garden requiring minimal maintenance.

The gardens and surrounds were an integral factor in the creation of the original surrounds and similarly remains to this day.

“Greenmount” Winery

Although remaining unused for many years and the outside appearance giving the impression of disrepair the building itself is well preserved red gum timber construction and contains three levels as was common to the era in which it was built (c1890).

The three (3) levels being a cellar, a wooden main floor and a loft level were used in earlier time for the production of white wines. Days are long since passed as to these earlier wine making processes but the building would appear to have huge potential as to the creation of an historic tourist attraction as to how the processes were in the 1800’s. A solid structure in need of refurbishment.

“Greenmount” Working Improvements

“Greenmount” has been managed as a mixed farming enterprise for many years and the working improvements are adequate for such management. Improvements include:

- Steel cattle yards

- Hay shed

- Machinery shed, open front part of which is of the original buildings

- Some older shedding in poor condition

“Greenmount” Water, Subdivision, Fencing and Soils

- Water to the home and surrounds is via a reliable bore producing an excellent pottable supply. The stock water is supplied by five (5) strategically placed dams.

- The property is sub divided into ten (10) individual paddocks, all fencing both subdivisional and boundary, could be regarded as very good to excellent.

- The property divides into two distinct soil types, firstly strong red loam soils on the higher country on the southern side of the homestead and an equal area of heavier alluvial type soils on the southern area. All quality favourable soils.

“Greenmount” in Allotments

In the event that the preference of potential buyers is for the historic home and winery on a lesser area of land than that being involved with the property as a whole then the property may be offered in four individual crown allotments as they currently stand. The four (4) allotments are as follows:

1. 38 ha (approx 95 Acres) and including the residence, winery and all improvements.

2. 44 ha (approx 110 Acres) vacant land, frontage to Murray Valley Highway and Mia Mia Road, planning permit (see note)

3. 57ha (approx 140 Acres) vacant land, frontage to Mia Mia Road, planning permit (see note)

4. 57ha (approx 140 Acres) vacant lang, frontage to Mt Ochtertyre Road, planning permit (see note)

Note: Each parcel of vacant land has an entitlement by right for a planning permit subject to the usual process as set out by the Indigo Shire. These allotments are not a subdivision but individual crown allotments.


A quality property in a highly regarded area with proven productivity. The marketing program places heavy emphasis on the historic factor of “Greenmount” residence and “Greenmount” winery for the simple fact that these features would appear to be a never to be repeated opportunity to purchase such a property that would lend itself to refurbishment to a standard of high profile living and / or creation of a easy accessed again high profile tourist hospitality enterprise with historic significance. The proven demand for such an enterprise is displayed by the successful ventures established of recent years, particularly as relates to the wine industry.

As advertising interest is invited for the property as a whole or in parcels. The vacant land allotments provide again the opportunity to create the best of rural living while the residence and improvements on the 40ha allotment offers similar opportunities by way of a private residence or tourist hospitality enterprise.

All inspections by appointment on days convenient to potential buyers.

DISCLAIMER: Whilst every care is taken to supply accurate information our company cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information.

Property Code: 1134
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Inspection Times

Auction Date

  • Sat, 19th Nov 11:00AM

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Last updated 11:41AM on Oct 12th 2016
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