Barnsole Vineyard, Staple, Canterbury, Kent

Barnsole is situated on the eastern outskirts of the village of Staple in an area of East Kent, just to the east of Canterbury. Staple provides minimal facilities and amenities although does have easy access to the larger towns of Sandwich to the east and Canterbury to the west, which provide a more comprehensive range of facilities and amenities along with national rail links and national road links via the A2 at Canterbury.

The Vineyard at Barnsole extends in total to 7.48 acres with approximately 7 acres planted with vines. The vineyard itself is one of the oldest vineyards in Kent, having been planted in the early 1990’s with various varieties including Reichensteiner & Huxelrebe. Since the original plantings, there have been additions of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus varieties, all on a double Guyot planting system. In addition, there is a trial block of Wrotham Pinot which is England’s only indigenous wine that has been planted for first release anticipated in 2024.

In addition to the vineyard itself, there is a detached winery building that extends to almost exactly 3,000 ft² and comprises a good-sized Retail Area to the front with a further Retail Area to the rear along with WC, Store and Winery Laboratory along with two sealed Bonded Stores for wine storage. There are sliding loading doors out onto the concrete area for access with machinery and to the rear, a recently added Warehouse helping with wine storage and pressing throughout the year. A Floor Plan of the winery building identifying its exact layout can be found within this brochure.

To the front of the site, there is a fantastic access directly off the road to the south, leading to a good-sized Parking Area along with outside Seating Areas for visitors as and when they require. Photos of these areas can be found throughout the brochure.

'The property is connected to mains electricity, including a three phase supply. A mains water supply is present from Fleming Road. Foul waste feeds into a 4,000 gallon cess pit with the addition of a grey water soak away'. The property in its entirety extends to 7.48 acres.

As this is the sale of the entirety of the Issued Share Capital of Barnsole Vineyard Ltd and Socket & Plug Ltd, all live and deadstock is included within the sale. A detailed breakdown of what is included along with previous accounts can be found on the vendor’s solicitor’s Data Room which is available on request. A brief detail of the component parts that will be included are as follows: -

Farm Machinery
Wine making equipment including press
Stock in store extending to approx. 25,000 bottles.
Growing crops

In addition to the live and deadstock available, the business also employs a winemaker and agricultural apprentice that have fantastic experience on the Barnsole varieties.

A full list of the machinery, stock and stores along with contracts of employment and accounts are all available from the vendor’s solicitor on request.

As an aside, the vineyard recently won a Silver and a Bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards for their sparkling wines namely, De Noir Rosé Brut 2020 & Classic Brut 2018.

Please see the Property Particulars for further information on the Business Proposition, the Data Room, method of sale, maps and plans etc.

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Asking Price £1,500,000

3000 square feet

7.48 acres

A unique opportunity to purchase the entirety of the Issued Share Capital in two companies that own the well-established artisan sparkling wine producer, known as Barnsole in Kent to include freehold property and live and deadstock.

In all 7.48 acres.

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