The 16 acre estate comprises a three bed chalet bungalow, a fully equipped winery and associated buildings, a retail outlet, tasting bar and bistro, three planted vineyards and a parcel of ancient woodland.
Recently, planning consent has been granted for a new build 60 cover restaurant offering an exciting opportunity for a purchaser to develop the catering and events side of the business. The property enjoys views over the High Weald countryside.
The estate was established in 1979 by owners Roy and Irma Cook and is England’s oldest organic vineyard. The estate now produces a range of award winning red, white, rose and sparkling wines under its own brand label, Sedlescombe Biodynamic Wines of England, in up to 20,000 bottles annually.
The vineyards extend to about 12.5 acres and are mostly south facing and sloping with a clay and sandstone soil mix well suited to viticulture. The vines are planted in three separate vineyards all set around the residence and winery buildings.
Red grape varieties include Regent and Rondo and with white varieties including Müller-Thurgau, Solaris and Johanniter. The Cooks have been pioneers of the organic English wine industry since planting their first 1,000 Reichensteiner vines that remain on the estate today.
The business has an annual turnover in the region of £300,000 with a net profit of £20,000 (for the year ending December 2016).
Robertsbridge, East Sussex