It was early December 2012 when I was told that the diggers had moved in on another old vineyard property. I have visited here previously and just loved the old brick building that was on this site.[ Pacific Vineyards ] I presume the bricks would have come from Crown Lynn. I had been at the end of year function at the West Auckland Historical Society when someone had warned me that the building was disappearing. It had in fact gone when I arrived only an hour or so later. It was disappointing to see another building demolished and the remains of another vineyard
I never got to talk to the owner; it was my intention to ask permission to look inside – although the charm of the building was the consideration of the brickwork.
Looked around for any evidence of what might have been in the building ( apart from the obvious barrel ). The only item I could find which linked this site to its past was a broken head of a bottle, quite possibly a fortified wine bottle from the slightly exploded form.
The real estate sign offers some clues as to what might happen on the site – I am picking residential units. Like the reference regarding ownership “Available for the first time ever.”
There was a strange coincidence as with Collards – just before the buildings were demolished I noticed one single rose flower … in this case, there was also only one single flower in sight as I walked around.