A rare opportunity has arisen in the eastern Barossa Ranges with the listing of two historical grazing properties, one of which has been in the vendors' family for five generations.
Expressions of interest are being sought for 2549-hectare Red Creek at Keyneton which was first taken up by Joseph Keynes in 1842, as well as 2047ha Karinya Station, Moculta, which brothers Joe and Graham Keynes and their families bought in 1989.
The neighbouring properties which are renowned for their Merino wool production, crossbred lambs and Angus cattle are on 31 contiguous allotments and 12 contiguous titles respectively.
They have been run as a single entity for the past 30 years but are being offered for sale separately.
The two brothers are selling to dissolve a long-time partnership with Graham and Melanie's three children not involved in agriculture.
Joe and Sally Keynes and their daughter Georgie and son-in-law Toby will continue farming a third property, Keyneton Station.
Colliers International agribusiness director Jesse Manuel said scale and diversity was a unique feature of both properties, along with their historical significance.
"Large-scale holdings so close to Adelaide are extremely tightly held, and its of particular significance that two of the largest grazing properties this district have become available at the same time,' he said.
"The homestead on Karinya Station is one of the finest in the district; and Red Creek, the larger of the two properties is being offered for sale for the first time"
Mr Manuel expects the properties to attract interest from a very broad market for both commercial farming and lifestyle pursuits.
He said the properties had an excellent balance of native grasses as well as improved pastures with an excellent fertiliser history and also feature multiple catchment dams, natural springs, and mains water for additional water security.
About 30 kilometres of dry stone walls, which were built in the 1860s, traverse the paddocks which have some spectacular landscapes from gently undulating gum-studded, arable land, to open grazing hills with steeper slopes,
Expressions of interest close on Thursday, September 10.
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