Exciting news! Building work has finally begun on our new winery and wine storage cellar. After nearly two years in the planning, it is a great relief to finally get this project off the ground. The project not only includes the new winery and cellar but also road improvements and a new customer parking area. To assist with the £1.8m cost, we are extremely fortunate to have been awarded a Government Grant.*
We have selected local building specialist firms to deliver the project, which at the time of writing, should be completed during August 2019. Our project surveyors are Brighton based BLB who will also be project managing the contract for us. Sussex based specialist contractors, AXIO (Special Works) Ltd have been chosen to undertake the construction work.
Production is set to at least double in the next five years and this new 18,000 sq ft (1,675 sq m) building, will provide the essential cellar storage space we need to age our wines sustainably, and in perfect conditions. The ground floor area will give us the necessary space for all aspects of our winemaking process as we develop and grow.
With the record breaking 2018 harvest in our tanks the timing is perfect. More details to follow as the build progresses – stay tuned.
*Funded through the Rural Payments Agency, using funds jointly provided by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Defra (the Department for the environment and rural affairs).