The vineyard extends in all to about 16.09 acres with approximately 9.54 acres of vines currently planted and producing 20,000-23,000 bottles per year. Varieties include Chardonnay (40%), Pinot Noir (38%), and Pinot Meunier (22%).
The bespoke winery was constructed in 2009 and extended in 2011 and 2014. The tank hall measures approximately 108m2 and is equipped to produce 60,000 bottles of sparkling wine per year. The equipment included in the sale consists of:
- The tank cooling and heating system
- One tonne Wilmes press
- Disgorging line (500 bits per hour)
- Labelling machine
- Plus additional pumps, rousers, bottle washer etc
The cellars are temperature controlled and have an area of 162m2. There is also an office, bathroom and shower facilities.
There is a timber tractor and machinery barn built in 2007. The following equipment will be included in the sale:
- New Holland vineyard tractor
- APL 400 litre mounted Air Blast Sprayer
- Topper Mower
- Major Rotovator
The vineyard has won several awards including five gold and six silver. The winery also has a long term relationship to make sparkling wine for a Kent vineyard, producing 25,000-30,000 bottles from their fruit, achieving two gold medals in international competitions for their clients.
The vineyard is established on sandstone soils with a gentle south facing aspect and the low altitude ensures early ripening and consistent quality and character in the fruit.
Richard Thomas, partner at BTF Partnership said: “This sale is quite unique, as vineyards with an established winery rarely come onto the open market. Henners Vineyard provides an ideal opportunity for an experienced viticulturist to expand, or for someone new to the industry looking to invest in a recognised vineyard that is already up and running. With British wine gaining in popularity around the world, I anticipate that this will generate significant interest from buyers both here in the UK, the continent and further afield.”
Herstmonceux, East Sussex
01435 864455 | www.btfpartnership.co.uk