With this knowledge and expertise, Colliers is able to provide effective solutions - from straightforward valuations, disposals and acquisitions to more complex restructuring projects including sale and leaseback transactions.
Our extensive global reach and experience of collaboration on cross-border transactions means Colliers is extremely well-placed with access to international investors and corporates who have an interest in participating in the New Zealand wine sector.
Our services include:
Vineyard and winery sales
Lease deals and agreements
Mergers and acquisitions
Capital raising and equity partners
Current Viticulture listings
Recent Viticulture Transactions
Director & Rural Sales Advisor
Hawke's Bay (Rural)
Raised in Hawke’s Bay, Hadley has spent much of his working life in the agricultural industry. After completing a Diploma in Agricultural Business, Hadley started work in the stock and station industry based in the Bay of Plenty. He travelled extensively overseas and set up a farming business while living in England. Returning to New Zealand, Hadley worked as a Rural Finance Manager before embarking on a very successful rural real estate career.
Hadley’s successful background in the industry has seen him develop a wide skillset along with a client base that covers the globe. His years of specialized experience in rural property marketing and sales have resulted in an outstanding track record of over $300,000,000 in sales. These results place Hadley in the top tier of agents nationwide.
Having established Colliers Rural Hawke’s Bay in 2014, Hadley was appointed National Director of Colliers Rural and Agribusiness in 2017 and continues to foster and develop the TransTasman relationship and foreign interest investment in respect of rural industry assets.
Director | Otago & Southland
Ruth commenced her career in rural real estate in August 2009 before establishing the first Colliers Rural and Agribusiness franchise in New Zealand with Shane O’Brien in September 2014. Her experience and acumen led to a role operating at a national level, spearheading growth in Colliers’ Rural business between 2018 and 2021.
Now based in the Southern-Lakes district, Ruth is Managing Director of the Otago and Southland Rural business, of which she was one of the co-founders in January 2019.
Growing up on a large-scale, high-country farm in Central Otago set the foundation for Ruth’s involvement in the rural industry throughout her working life. After achieving a first-class honours degree from Otago University, Ruth commenced a career in rural finance that spanned nine years with the National Bank. She then joined the progressive new dairy company, Synlait, as Business Development Manager, focusing on growing their farming assets via key acquisitions around the Canterbury region.
Ruth is also involved in the rural building industry with her husband Nigel, and the experience of the incredible highs and lows that this industry has encountered over the past 13 years has honed her management and problem-solving skills to the highest level.
As a rural real estate professional, Ruth's strategy is based around the cornerstones of people and their farming businesses. Focussing on these rather than solely the physical assets is key to how she achieves positive outcomes regardless of market conditions. Her underlying principles of trust and integrity ensure she continues to form long-lasting, genuine relationships and she applies an open, honest approach to all situations.
Furthermore, Ruth's comprehensive understanding of an often complex and evolving rural market together with her ever-present proactive attitude allow her to provide solutions that go beyond the traditional real estate model.
Director | Rural Valuation
Tim has 13 years property valuation experience and is based in our Blenheim office. Prior to joining CAPI in 2006 he worked as a valuer for Quotable Value based in Christchurch..
Since 2006, Tim’s client work has included viticulture, high country tenure review and rental valuations, pastoral valuations, lifestyle, specialised asset valuations and compensation for various infrastructure projects nationwide.
Tim’s viticulture experience includes the valuation of vineyards for financing, sale & purchase and rent setting purposes for a number of clients including Pernod Ricard, Indevin, Wither Hills, Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott Wines, Treasury Wine Estates, plus a number of others. Tim is also frequently engaged to provide valuation advice to most of the major banks. Having grown up and lived most of his life in Marlborough, Tim has in depth local knowledge of the region.
Tim has extensive experience in valuing large pastoral and high country properties throughout the South Island, either on behalf of Linz for tenure review or rent review purposes or for corporate and private landowners. Properties valued include Muller Station, Mt White, Mt Albert, Mt Creighton, Godley Peaks, Hossack, Glen Wye, Glenhope, Forest Range plus many more. Tim is designated as an assessor under Section 23P Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 to provide rental assessments on Crown Pastoral Lease properties.
Compensation is another key area of expertise and Tim has provided property advice on a number of projects nationwide including Transpowers 400kV transmission line build through the Waikato, Central Plains irrigation scheme through Canterbury, land acquisitions for roading on behalf of the New Zealand Transport Agency as well as new transmission line easement assessments for various network operators throughout New Zealand.
Tim offers our clients excellent technical skills and market knowledge, together with a sound appreciation of both private and public sector imperatives. He plays a key role in our viticulture, pastoral and compensation valuation teams.
Director | Marlborough
Respected for his “working with you” attitude and integrity, Andy is a proven leader in rural real estate in the wider Marlborough region. Andy, supported by his experienced team, specialise in rural, viticulture and lifestyle properties having completed more than $650,000,000 in sales.
In-depth market and up to date industry knowledge combined with hands on experience in the rural and viticulture industry have contributed to his success. Together with Colliers International, Andy provides a committed and proactive process with communication and confidentiality assured.
Superior local, national and international networks maximise the exposure of your property to the widest audience of buyers. Whether buying or selling, Andy thrives on a professional approach to achieve the desired result.
Director | Special Projects
Mike is a specialist broker/consultant in the sale and acquisition of New Zealand viticulture assets. In addition to having a passion for good wine, he also has a strong interest in the business of wine both in New Zealand and in global markets.
As a result of living in a wine village and being involved in the local wine community for over 20 years, he has a good appreciation of the many challenges that winemakers and grape growers face in their businesses. He now enjoys providing a service to the many corporate and boutique growers and wine companies that make up the burgeoning New Zealand wine sector.
As a result of being involved in numerous acquisitions by overseas companies, he has good knowledge and experience of the Overseas Investment Office process, which all overseas buyers need to navigate in order to acquire rural and agribusiness assets in New Zealand.
Mike has over 35 years’ experience in real estate, principally as a consultant and broker in the commercial property sector in the UK, Asia and New Zealand. He has also undertaken several real estate developments including a number of wine/tourism projects in New Zealand.
How to prepare your vineyard for market
We understand that viticulture is not just a job, it’s a way of life, and the decision to sell your vineyard or winery is a big one.
With such a complex asset, it’s crucial that you take the time to get your vineyard and business sorted to ensure presented in the best light. A well-presented property is very attractive to the market, so spending some time on the small details will make a big difference and yield results.