The Daily Telegraph

Oldest wine-maker in England goes on sale


An award-winning vineyard, which is one of England’s oldest and was founded by a pioneer of British wine-making, is on the market for £2 million.

Chilford Hall Vineyard and Winery in Cambridges­hire was establishe­d 50 years ago by entreprene­ur and founder of the Little Chef restaurant chain Sam Alper. It is now being sold by his widow, Fiona, and includes a 22-acre vineyard, wine-making equipment and about 45,000 bottles of wine produced on the estate.

The vineyard was set up in 1972 and has 18 acres of vines with nine different grape varieties. It produces over 18,000 bottles a year.

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