Old to New…Wine at the Door

About This Project

Working in collaboration with clients and their architect Powlett & Associates successfully developed  a business plan to support the application for rural development funds for the conversion of a grade 2 listed redundant agricultural barn to a modern day 21st Century Cellar Door. 

The client, an award-winning producer of wines from his Essex Vineyard, identified that in order to capitalise on the sales of wine it is more profitable to sell from the Cellar Door- i.e. on site . The Cellar Door also enables customers and purveyors of fine wine to visit the vineyard, the local countryside and  taste its produce. 

The application was a success and the startling conversion completed in spring 2019. The Cellar Door regularly hosts wine tasting events, jazz events and weddings. The business works in co-operation with other local Vineyards to promote an Essex Trail of Vines and Wines and is an important paert of the local tourism offer within north Essex. 

Category
Rural Development Grants