Warrenmang for sale
Pyrenees winery and vineyard Warrenmang is for sale. Proprietors Luigi (pictured above) and Athalie Bazzani have made it known privately for some time that they wanted to retire, but recently they’ve become more public about their desire to sell. Luigi has passed 70 and, unlikely as it may seem to those who know him, he might not be quite as energetic as he used to be.
Warrenmang (tastings) was established on a beautiful site of the Pyrenees region at Moonambel in the early 1970s by Wally Henning, and purchased by the Bazzanis in 1977, who brought it to its present resort status, adding the restaurant, accommodation and function facilities. The Bazzanis, restaurateurs who formerly had restaurants in Ballarat (La Scala) and Bendigo (The Copper Pot), have steered the outstanding Warrenmang restaurant to many outstanding reviews in The Age Good Food Guide and various country restaurant awards.
The Bazzanis have now been at Warrenmang for 37 years. The resort established in 1989 includes cottage and chalet accommodation for 80, a 100-seat restaurant and conference and function facilities to seat a further 80.
The winery has an impressive excavated underground cellar and produces statuesque top-shelf reds including Black Puma Shiraz (tastings), Torchio Aged Pressings (tasting) and The Miracle multi-varietal red blend (tasting). It also releases some of the best value-for-money inexpensive red wines around.
The land totals 128-hectares, including three vineyards adding up to 28-hectares under vine.
The selling agent is Matt Leonard of Craig Tweed First National Real Estate, Bendigo.