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Fancy owning your own vineyard? This Suffolk property could be your path to a vine romance . . .




We all love a tipple of wine - usually the only decision is white, red or rosé.

But how cool would it be to have your very own award-winning vineyard and winery?

Willow Grange Vineyard, in Street Farm, Crowfield, could bring that dream alive for one lucky person - and it's just come on the market.

Willow Grange Vineyard, in Street Farm, Crowfield has just come on the market
Willow Grange Vineyard, in Street Farm, Crowfield has just come on the market

It has approximately two acres of vines and, unusually for this size of vineyard, there is a fully equipped winery. So the grapes can be grown, pressed, turned into wine and bottled all on site.

Coupled with this is a traditional Suffolk pink farmhouse, several barns, outbuildings, pretty gardens, ponds and a paddock.

The vines were planted in 1979 with the first harvest in 1982. There are approximately 1,000 vines and estimates of a good harvest are about a bottle per vine.

The property has approximately two acres of vines
The property has approximately two acres of vines

The vineyard has been owned and managed by Jill and Peter Fowles, who bought it in 1993.

Peter retired in his early fifties from Ford tractors and they had been looking for their next project when they stumbled across the vineyard.

The property in former times was owned by the Mayor of the Burrow of Havering, which was twinned with the town of Ludwighafen in Germany and the Burrow wanted to give the mayor a gift - so suggested some vines from Germany, hence the plantation of the Muller Thurgau, Optima and Ortego vines.

The vines are all a white grape variety andthey provide a fascinating, delicate, smooth taste sometimes made using the single grape variety or maybe blended pending upon the harvest.

Willow Grange Vineyard is being managed currently by Derrek Jones, he has kindly been looking after the vines for the last couple of years.

Willow Grange Vineyard is on the market with Bedfords with a guide price of £925,000.

More details from Bedfords via 01284 769999.

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