Over nearly 60 years of farming in Rutherglen, Jack Nicoll is used to being the buyer, not the vendor.
"The boot's on the other foot now," he said.
"I've never been through this before."
Mr Nicoll is planning to sell the Carlyle property he bought in 1961 and "if you knew my age, then that's why - I'm 87".
Winona, 355 Granthams Road, will be auctioned on Friday, November 6, at 1pm at the Corowa RSL Club.
Measuring 333 hectares, the property is being offered in three lots of 200, 111 and 21 hectares.
Real estate agent Dave Colvin, of Ruralco Property, said the first two parcels would suit farming while the third was more of a lifestyle block.
The auction venue has only just been confirmed owing to the changing nature of COVID-19 restrictions.
"Even now we can still only have 10 people at an auction in Victoria whereas we can go to NSW and there's virtually no restriction except the social distancing," Mr Colvin said.
"It's always a bit of a tradition around your country areas, if there's a big auction when properties are fairly tightly held, you get a lot of local interest."
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Mr Nicoll had been attracted by the sloping land and a location close to North East towns when he bought his initial holding and moved from Whorouly East.
"One thing that did appeal to me was that the town water was laid on to the homestead," he said.
At first he had sheep and crops but as the years went on and he improved the pasture, the property focused more on cattle and hay production.
Over time Mr Nicoll purchased neighbouring blocks to increase the farm's size.
Mr Colvin said the land, once the site of a historic winery, remained extremely productive.
"It's beautiful red loam, undulating soil, well drained, town water's connected, just three kilometres from Rutherglen town centre," he said.
Mr Nicoll agreed he had loved the life of a Rutherglen farmer.
"My word, yes, lovely climate," he said.
"The challenge, the season, the crops, the grass, everything growing, everything harvesting."
He was still finalising his future plans, preferring to wait and see how the auction panned out.
But he expected to feel some sadness when his home of 59 years went under the hammer.
"Well, I think so," Mr Nicoll said.
"I've enjoyed there and met a lot of nice people, and I'm still proud of what I've achieved."