The UK’s oldest producing vineyard, near Sandown on the Isle of Wight, is to go under the hammer at auction on February 18. Adgestone Vineyard in Bradling near Sandown was originally planted with vines by the Romans, and comprises a 10 acre, gently sloping south facing site. There are currently nine acres planted with grapes and one acre unused.
The winery produces two red, two white and a sparkling wine, attracts 30,000 visitors a year and made a profit of £49,301 in 2005. The production area is purpose-built in an underground cellar and there is a shop and a café on ground level.
There is also a modern split level house attached with four en-suite bedrooms. The house and vineyard both are beautifully situated; the vineyard is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fabulous sea views.
The site would suit a buyer who is keen to expand the business: less than half of the production capacity of 20,000 litres is being used, and the property is licensed for on and off sales of wine and beer.
For further information, please contact Christopher Said on + 44 (0)20 7344 6646 or visit www.colliers.com.