For the wine lovers (Picture: Triangle News)
If you love wine and have always dreamed of owning a vineyard, then you are in luck… if you’ve got some spare cash handy.
An English vineyard has just gone on the market for a whopping £1.5million.
You can snap up the seven-and-a-half acre wine making business after it was advertised on Rightmove.
The Barnsole Vineyard, in Staple, near Canterbury, Kent, opened almost 30 years ago.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus grapes are grown there and up to 80,000 bottles of wine are produced there a year.
Crops, machinery and everything you need for wine production is included in the sale.
It is a sizeable operation (Picture: BTF Partnership/Triangle News)
There is also a wine press, a store for up to 25,000 bottles and a shop.
The vineyard is also currently open for tours and tasting.
Owners Phillip and Sally Watts – who have run it for 10 years – are selling up because they are retiring.
The Rightmove listing reads: ‘Barnsole is situated on the eastern outskirts of the village of Staple in an area of East Kent, just to the east of Canterbury.
‘The Vineyard at Barnsole extends in total to 7.48 acres with approximately seven acres planted with vines.
Sure, wine not? (Picture: BTF Partnership/Triangle News)
‘The vineyard itself is one of the oldest vineyards in Kent, having been planted in the early 1990’s with various varieties including Reichensteiner and Huxelrebe.
‘Since the original plantings, there have been additions of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus varieties, all on a double Guyot planting system.
‘In addition, there is a trial block of Wrotham Pinot which is England’s only indigenous wine that has been planted for first release anticipated in 2024.’
Outdoor seating for guests (Picture: BTF Partnership/Triangle News)
It continues: ‘In addition to the vineyard itself, there is a detached winery building that extends to almost exactly 3,000 ft² and comprises a good-sized retail area to the front.
‘With a further retail area to the rear along with WC, Store and winery laboratory along with two sealed Bonded Stores for wine storage.
‘There are sliding loading doors out onto the concrete area for access with machinery and to the rear, a recently added Warehouse helping with wine storage and pressing throughout the year.
‘To the front of the site, there is a fantastic access directly off the road to the south, leading to a good-sized parking area along with outside seating areas for visitors as and when they require.’
The property is being sold by real estate agency BTF Partnership.
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