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Meopham Valley Vineyard lies close to both Rochester and Sevenoaks in Kent It comprises around five acres of established vines which support a well-known and respected English wine brand, which has already won prizes and provides immediate income, with the potential to expand into a further 23 acres.

The vines were planted in 1991 by the present owners and include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, as well as some lesser-known grapes. The land itself lies on a south-east-facing chalk downland site well suited to viticulture.

With a road alongside, both tours and ‘farm gate’ sales have been a huge success. Also for sale is the 2013 stock of wine and some sparkling wine in the making.

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The property associated with the vineyard is Norway House, which dates from the mid-19th century and retains many of its period features. A spacious drawing room is inviting and has a fireplace and wood-burning stove, while the kitchen is fully fitted. A dining room, a bright study and a walk-in pantry are also to be found on the ground floor. There are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, plus a family bathroom on the first floor. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn.

The vineyard is located just outside the village of Meopham, ten miles from Sevenoaks and 11 miles from Rochester.

The guide price is £1,275,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01732 459 900 or visit

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