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Exceptional wine estate for sale with 127 hectares

Reference: C5-4186A

French Castle For Sale - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Gironde (33) - France

Magnificent 127 ha wine estate includes a chateau, outbuildings, caretaker's house, windmill, dovecote, lake, woodland and vineyards. Truly exceptional.

Reception Rooms: 0
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 0
Land: 127 ha
Ref: C5-4186A
Price € 3,875,000
Price £ 3,544,463
Price $ 4,396,575

The town boasts essential amenities, encompassing a hospital, medical practitioners, as well as primary and secondary educational institutions. Sainte-Foy-la-Grande serves as a comprehensive supply hub, adeptly fulfilling every requirement.

This particular region of Gironde is celebrated for its opulent historical heritage, captivating tourist attractions, and an array of entertainment facilities. These include a prestigious 27-hole international golf course, an equestrian center, and institutes offering canoeing instruction.

Situated a mere one hour's drive away from Bordeaux and a convenient 35-minute journey from Bergerac airport.

Exceptional wine estate for sale with 127 hectares
The property is situated at the confluence of the Gironde department and just a few kilometers from the Dordogne, in close proximity to the charming town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.
This 127-hectare (313 acres) character property enjoys a privileged location in a breathtaking natural setting, offering exceptional panoramic views.
Dating back to the early 19th century, this magnificent wine château proudly embodies the local heritage, with distinctive features such as the washhouse and dovecote, evoking a much older history, possibly rooted in the 16th century.
A rare gem, its windmill, the only one of its kind in the region, has preserved its original mechanism.
The estate is set in a setting of remarkable beauty, offering breathtaking panoramic views.

Its commitment to biodiversity is reflected in its BIO-certified vineyard, where 227 acres (92 hectares) are dedicated to vines (37% white and 63% red grape varieties), benefiting from French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) and the Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) appellations.
All the vines are managed in close collaboration with the local cooperative winery (an association that can be maintained after the sale), with production equivalent to around 900,000 bottles/year.

This impressive property comprises several spacious buildings, offering multiple opportunities for the layout and storage of wine-making equipment.

Adjoining accommodation makes it easy to accommodate employees.
- Below, an elegant white gravel path through the vineyards leads to a large building and a pretty dovecote.
- Nearby, a 100sqm stone house with a cottage and garage is currently rented year-round.
- On the other side, a second house with garage awaits complete renovation.
The 127-hectare estate includes not only vines but also 38 hectares of land, woodland, and a remarkable lake with two ponds and a charming washhouse.
The estate employs six permanent staff who play an active part in its activities.
Wine-making equipment and the chateau's prestigious name are included in the sale, providing a unique opportunity for wine lovers and passionate investors.

Chateau Details:
- Built of local stone and recently renovated.
- Canal tile roof in good condition.
- Linear facade features 9 pairs of arched windows on the first floor.
- Original single-glazed wooden joinery, some with small panes, obscured by wooden shutters.
- Total surface area of 1,000sqm.
First floor of the château has been restored, while the upper floor will require complete renovation.

Ground floor: Approx. 500sqm with 3.30m high ceilings, features a walk-through entrance leading to 6 reception rooms, a kitchen, and sanitary facilities.
Mouldings, picture rails, parquet flooring, and fireplaces in good condition.

First floor offers the same surface area, divided into 11 rooms in an unfinished state.

Right wing of the château has offices, while the rest of the length, surrounding the lime tree courtyard, has various rooms to be restored.

Left wing of the château has a boiler room, followed by a barrel cellar and rooms dedicated to wine production.
Last section includes a meeting room equipped to receive customers, a tasting room, a storage area, and the porte cochère facing the through entrance.

Outbuildings (Approx. 1700sqm):

- South wing with offices at the south-west end, renovated in the 2000s.
- East wing with former stables, meeting room, administration area.
- North wing with cellar, barrel cellar, and boiler room.
- Tractor shed with enclosed storage.
- Barn / former cowshed with phytosanitary room and washing and filling area.
- Workshop and tractors with enclosed workshop area.
- Lean-to covered with gravel floor.
- Insulated stone barn with canal tile roof.
- Dovecote and mill (dovecote is in average condition, mill has been restored).
- House (rented) with fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, wood-burning stove, and convector heaters.
- Two outbuildings.
Stone barn with restored roof, dirt floor, and electricity connection.

The parcels of land are strategically grouped around the château, facilitating efficient farming. Furthermore, these plots offer ease of access and feature flat to gently sloping terrain, with fairly wide headlands. The vineyards are strategically located away from residential areas, often encircled by woodlands or other vineyards, thus significantly reducing the risk of disturbances. This configuration is quite unique and ensures that the production facilities remain insulated from local residents.

Since 1986, the owner has meticulously documented the estate's terroirs and conducted extensive research into the interplay between soils, rootstock, and grape varieties to optimize the vineyard's equilibrium. The subsequent restructuring program has led to the creation of an ideally planted vineyard spanning nearly 321 acres (130 hectares):

Approximately 210 acres (85 hectares) of clay-limestone terroirs are cultivated for red wine production.
Around 111 acres (45 hectares) of silty-clay terroirs are designated for the cultivation of white wines.
The vineyard is rigorously managed in accordance with its organic certification. Weeds are mechanically controlled, and herbicides are not employed. Parcels are regularly monitored through analysis and enriched with organic fertilizers or soil enhancers such as Orga 3 and Fientes. Additionally, plant cover is sown during the winter season.

Vigor is generally well regulated, partly owing to meticulous inter-row grass management and pruning. Approximately every other inter-row is cultivated and decompacted in winter, with the introduction of hedges to promote biodiversity. Replanting is conducted on a consistent basis, except for areas slated for removal in the near future. In recent years, replanting has become less intensive, with an objective of maintaining around 2.33 acres (5 hectares) annually.

Mechanical harvesting is employed for grape harvesting, and the pruning method follows a straightforward approach, including guyot, double guyot, or cordon pruning techniques.

The property is also available with land of 27 acres. See listing C5-4186B.

All information above is deemed to be reliable but may be subject to errors and omissions.

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