A historic Rutherglen property has sold for an undisclosed amount after a "huge response" to the expressions of interest.
Murray Valley Highway property Fairfield was sold to local business couple John and Mary Ariano for an undisclosed amount last week - the first time it has changed hands in more than 40 years.
The property which occupies 852 hectares and includes a 130-year-old Victorian mansion was sold to wind-up the estate of Melba Morris-Slamen after the 95-year-old died late last year.
She was the great granddaughter of vigneron George Francis Morris, who established in part Fairfield in the late 1850s - a relation of the Morris wine-making family today.
Landmark Harcourts real estate agent Billy Jones told The Border Mail the property was sold to the Arianos after multiple bids by multiple buyers.
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"They have business in the local area and although I know a lot of the community would like to see Fairfield open for events such as weddings it is going to be a private property for now," he said.
"We had a huge response to this property and had multiple expressions of interests and it isn't surprising given the historic aspect.
"It was open to be sold off in five different lots but it was sold as one property, the price tag will remain confidential." It was expected to fetch more than $10 million.
In 1904 Fairfield vineyard was described as the country largest vineyard and winery complex with 700 acres of vines.
The homestead was built in 1889 to the design of the architects Gordon and Gordon of Melbourne and Albury. Historic buildings remaining today include an above ground, three-bay, double brick cellar which is reputed to hold more than 2.8 million litres of wine.
It also houses a fermentation building, which still has most of the original equipment.
Landmark Harcourts Albury and Sydney sold the property along with RT Edgar Melbourne.