A seven-acre vineyard has put a market value of £1.5 million – with 25,000 bottles in storage.
Kent’s next wine merchant can now close down Barnsolle Vineyards near Canterbury with all of its labels on.
The old estate, opened nearly 30 years ago, has certainly gotten better with age, now producing 80,000 bottles of Plank each year.
Not only are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus grapes on the rise, but England’s only indigenous wine is also set to be ready in 2024.
The stunning site is a real corker that houses everything you need for wine production – including currently growing crops and machinery.
There is also a wine press, a shop with a capacity of up to 25,000 bottles and a shop.
And with vineyard tours and tastings, future owners can soak up their countryside every day in their own idyllic time.
Current owners Philip and Sally Watts have run the dream property for 10 years but are selling until they retire.
Real estate agency BTF Partnership is now looking for its next glass-half-full buyers.
The Rightmove listing reads: “Burnsol is located on the eastern outskirts of Staples Village in an area of East Kent, east of Canterbury.
“The Vineyard in Barnesol covers a total of 7.48 acres, with approximately seven acres of vines planted.
“The vineyard itself is one of the oldest vineyards in Kent, having been planted in the early 1990s with a variety of cultivars including Reichensteiner and Huxelrebe.
“Since the original planting, on the Double Guyot planting system, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus varieties have been added.
“In addition, there is a trial section of Wrotham Pinot which is England’s only indigenous wine to be slated for a first release anticipated in 2024.”
It continues: “In addition to the vineyard, there is a separate winery building that spans approximately 3,000 ft² and includes a good-sized retail area to the front.
“WC with two sealed bonded stores for wine storage, with a further retail area for the rear with store and winery laboratory.
“There are sliding loading doors on the concrete area for access to the machinery and back, a recently added warehouse helps with wine storage and pressing all year round.
“There is a spectacular access, directly from the street to the south, at the front of the site, leading to outdoor seating areas for visitors as well as a good-sized parking area whenever needed.”