Beautiful 15 ha organic vineyard estate with panoramic views
Located at the heart of the Herault, not far from a charming town popular with tourists, this attractive property sits in a dominant position in surroundings redolent of Tuscany. Set within 12 contiguous hectares, the estate enjoys a privileged setting free from all disturbance.
The property is approached along an alley bordered with cypress and olive trees.
The main house offers 600 m² of living space. The house is extremely pleasant with spacious, well-lit rooms, including a vast top-of-the-range open plan fitted kitchen with bread oven, which leads out on to the garden. The high-ceilinged sitting room covers 90 m² with bay windows on either side.
In addition to a master bedroom with ensuite, the house offers 4 luxurious bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms. It should be noted that the fittings in the master bedroom and the future spa are as yet unfinished, offering the future owner a chance to leave a personal touch in this superb house.
In front of the house, a large terrace leads on to an extensive garden that offers shades of Tuscany with cypress trees and umbrella pines. The garden includes a luxurious swimming pool. The house and garden offer far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The buildings include a second house located close to the main house. It is as yet unrenovated but would offer the possibility to create a wine tourism or bed and breakfast project.
Behind the main house, a charming closed courtyard comprises garages, the future wine shop and, notably, the winery with its magnificent rooftop veranda.
The winery is sizeable and functional. With tiled flooring, it is equipped with ultra-modern machinery chosen with a view to the production of top quality wines.
In addition to a range of small capacity cement tanks, the winery is equipped with stainless steel tanks and some fibreglass storage tanks. The winery is equipped with two grape presses, one of which being a vertical cage press. The equipment includes a crusher/de-stemmer, temperature control and bottling line.
An attractive air-conditioned barrel ageing cellar leads on from the winery, where wines are aged in excellent conditions. The barrel aging cellar is ornamented by a beautiful fountain that also contributes to maintaining a correct air-moisture level.
Of the total 15 ha, 12 ha are planted with organically farmed vines. With high density planting of around 7 000 to 8 000 vines per hectare, the vineyard benefits from top quality soil combining villafranchian gravel, limestone scree and basalt.
The vineyard is excellently maintained and planted for the greater part with noble varieties.
Whilst still in its launch phase, the estate generates a turnover of 160K€ for a profit of 50K€.
The wines are regularly awarded by prestigious organisations such as Guide Hachette, La Révue du Vin de France, Decanter and The International Wine Challenge.