Historic ‘Red Creek’ – Significant Grazing Holding (Est. 1842)
Red Creek 1 Keyneton Road KEYNETON SA 5353
Red Creek is a significant, large-scale grazing property, in the eastern Barossa Ranges of South Australia. Located five kilometres north of Keyneton, adjacent to Henschke winery, the property is only 15km east of Angaston and less than 100km north east of Adelaide.
Established in 1842 by pastoral pioneer, Joseph Keynes, this single freehold title made up of 31 individual allotments, comprises a land area of approximately 2,549 hectares (6,238 acres), and has been operated by the Keynes family for five generations.
Renowned for producing high quality Merino wool, crossbred lambs and Angus cattle, the requisite well-maintained fences and quality steel sheep and cattle yards are a feature of the property.
With over 500 hectares of arable land, Red Creek has a long history of fertilizer application, which has significantly benefitted the pasture production of the higher rainfall country. The perennial pastures consist of cocksfoot, phalaris and clover. In 2020, 80 hectares has been sown to barley, vetch, oats, rye grass and clover.
Pastures across the gum-studded, hills-grazing country are predominantly made up of native grasses, including spear grass, wallaby grass and kangaroo grass.
The long-term average rainfall varies across the holding, from approximately 490mm at its western boundary to approximately 335mm at its eastern boundary.
Well-fenced into 26 paddocks, the multiple catchment dams and natural springs augmented by access to mains water, ensure water security across the property.
The vendors have stocked the property conservatively and have run an operation using land-care principles, including the fencing-off of many water courses, balancing production with conservation.
Featuring breathtaking scenery reminiscent of the southern Flinders Ranges, kilometres of majestic dry-stone walls built in the mid-late 1800’s and numerous ruins of the homes of the first shepherds in the district, Red Creek is a unique property of historical significance.
Offered to the market for the first time since the settlement of South Australia, the purchase of Red Creek presents a very rare opportunity.
Red Creek is For Sale by Expressions of Interest, closing Thursday 10 September at 12pm (ACST).
For further information please contact Colliers International.