Wine couple's South Perth home listed, with 1,000 bottle cellar

Wine couple's South Perth home listed, with 1,000 bottle cellar
Wine couple's South Perth home listed, with 1,000 bottle cellar

Sally-Ann and Michael James Calneggia, the owners of 103 Forrest Street in South Perth, are a renowned wine couple, and you can get your hands on their 1,000 bottle cellar and negotiate on the contents... provided you purchase the property first.

Michael 'Mike' Calneggia is the former owner of Selwyn Wines, former operations director at Evans and Tate Limited and former managing director at ASX Listed Australian Wine Holdings. He is currently the owner of Wine Shack and a consultant at Gaetjens Langley. He has been involved in the wine industry for more than 25 years, primarily in Western Australia.

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He has personal interests in several Margaret River vineyards, such as Rosabrook, and Coles currently has a "Meet the Calneggia family" page.

"Leading up to the establishment of Rosabrook as an exclusive Coles brand, Mike, Sally and their daughter Amy, who is marketing manager, spent a significant amount of time and effort to redesign and reposition the label," the site reads.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home sits on 1,578 square metres of land and includes features such as a games room, gym, music room, vistas and heated pool. It is described in the listing as a "premier" and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The 1,000 bottle cellar, with "contents by separate negotiation" is sure to interest those with a taste for fine wine, however, sadly, no picture is provided. The floorplan shows it is next to the gym and pool/change room area, right off of the entertainment space.

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While it is open to offer, Property Observer understands that it's likely to fetch between $5 million and $7 million. Agent Stephen Vitale from Vitale Fine Properties - Peppermint Grove notes that it is the second biggest single residential landholding in South Perth at 1,600 square metres. The biggest, a Mill Point Road South Perth home, at 1,670 square metres, is reportedly looking for offers of double that asked for this home.

Vitale notes that Forrest Street is one of the most prestigious in the area, and that 103 occupies the highest part at the top of the hill, providing it with an exceptional 270 degree outlook with views of the Darling Ranges to Perth City and Swan River.

Offers are open until 18 December 2013. Vitale had the vendor provide the above images of the cellar for Property Observer.

We'll drink to that.

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jduke@propertyobserver.com.au

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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