One of the most breath-taking settings in the South West of France. With far reaching views and an elevated position, this attractive AOC Côtes-de-Duras vineyard estate is totally tranquil located amongst the rural hills of the French countryside.
The land has a total surface of about 26 ha (approx. 64 acres) of which 5 ha are planted with AOC Côtes-de-Duras vines of which 2 ha are used on a farming contract. 1 ha needs to be planted (the owner has the planting rights), 13 ha are cultivated land, 3.5 ha are woods, and about 3.5 ha are gardens and buildings. The property is sold in excellent condition with a restored farmhouse of 323 m² with gîte (B&B activity), swimming pool and tennis court.
The main residence is an old farmhouse of 215 m² which has been completely renovated in 2006 using high quality materials offering modern comfort and authenticity. The renovation has also preserved period features such as stone fireplaces, exposed beams or Gironde Terracotta floor tiles. It has an oil-fired boiler of approx. 10 years. The residence has a beautiful view over its vineyards, the hills and the orchard. The ground floor consists of a well-equipped modern kitchen / dining room of 39 m² with high ceilings, a master bedroom of 32 m² with a shower room of 7 m², a sitting room of 32 m², a bedroom of 19 m² with a bathroom of 7 m², a laundry room of 21 m² and a W.C. The 1st floor consists of a bedroom of 25 m² with its opened bathroom of 4 m² with separated W.C. It also has various storages and garages.
The estate has a comfortable gîte for around 100 m² (used as B&B activity) electrically heated facing south with 2 bedrooms of 17 m² and 24 m² with a capacity of 5-6 beds with a large and bright sitting room of 24 m² and a wood stove, a equipped kitchen of 26 m² and a large covered terrace.
The estate produces red, white and rosé wines vinified on site, some of which are bottled at the Château and the rest is sold to the Duras co-operative winery. The owner uses seasonal staff for the vineyard work and is advised by an expert oenologist. The winery has 5 non-thermo-regulated 60 hl stainless steel vats, 2 stainless steel 60 hl wine storages and a small barrel store with a capacity of 12 barrels.
The vineyard is well cared for and is located on high ground with good exposure on south and west facing slopes allowing optimal drainage of the soil. This elevated position has protected the vineyard from frost and hail for decades. The estate's grape varieties include Sauvignon-Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Cabernet-Franc planted on a terroir consisting of a clay base with chalk and limestone.
The estate is located about 1.30 hrs. from Bordeaux and its airport, 45 minutes from Bergerac and its airport, 25 minutes from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and 5 minutes from several villages with all amenities.