Working vineyard and Agriturismo for sale near to Lake Trasimeno. Home and income opportunity which won’t break the bank.

Working Vineyard and Agriturismo

Good location, near a town and a short drive to many of Central Italy’s favourite touristic locations, Montepulciano (21km; 30’), Cortona (21km; 30’), Città della Pieve (26km; 30’), Perugia (48km; 45’), Montalcino (58km; 1h 15’), Assisi (68km; 1h) and Siena (76km; 1h 5’).

The property was recently restored, thus it is in excellent structural and aesthetic condition. The buildings used Agriturismo activity are all in excellent aesthetic condition with beautiful terracotta floors, plastered walls and wooden-beamed ceilings.

The property is accessed through an unpaved road leading to a small apron used for parking. The buildings are surrounded by a small unfenced garden, dotted by native trees (cypresses, olive trees…) and palm trees.
All of this is then again surrounded by 18 hectares of land, split among vineyard (13 ha) and woodland (5 ha), where we can find two ponds (30,000 cbm) used for irrigation.
10 hectares of vineyards has been replanted between 2002 and 2008, while the remaining 3 hectares were first planted in the biennium 1998 – 1999 and not replanted since. The density of the newer vineyard is ca. 4,500 stumps per hectare with the spacing of 0.90 x 2.50 m. The old vineyard is much thinner, ca. 3,500 stumps per hectare, with the spacing of 1.00 x 3.00 m.
The vineyards need a few interventions here and there.
Harvesting is currently both manual and mechanical, but progressive mechanization is ongoing. Even the training system is undergoing change: the idea is to maximize the yield of the vineyard by switching from pruned-spur cordon-trained vineyard to Guyot-trained vineyard.

– Vineyard surface: 13 ha
– Varieties: Sangiovese (29%), Sagrantino (18%), Merlot (14%), Gamay (13%), Trebbiano (12%), Grechetto (7%) and Syrah (7%)
– Year of planting: new implant 2002 – 2008 (10 ha), old implant 1998 – 1999 (3 ha)
– Altitude: ca. 300 m
– Density (stump/ha): 3,500 – 4,500
– Average yield (quintals/ha): 90 – 115
– Training: Guyot, pruned-spur cordon-trained
– Harvesting: manual, mechanical
– Yearly production (quintals): 1,200 – 1,500

The property is made up of three buildings.

The main building (518 sqm – 5,573 sqft), on two floors, is currently used as a hosting building with five apartments.
– Ground floor (328 sqm – 3,529 sqft): private cellar, shared entrance hall, 2 dining room with kitchenettes, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a technical local hosting the boiler serving the house.
– First floor (190 sqm – 2,044 sqft): here we find the most part of the hosting activity with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, two dining rooms with kitchenettes and a living room.

Then there is a dependance (70 sqm – 753 sqft), formerly used as a storage house but recently reworked to obtain a guest apartment from it.

Lastly, there is a large depot (300 sqm – 3,228 sqft) currently used as a garage for agricultural vehicles and as a tool shed.

TYPE Working Vineyard and Agriturismo
LOCATION Hilltop, nice exposition to the sun
MUNICIPALITY Castiglione del Lago
SIZE 888 sqm (9,554 sqft)
FEATURES Vineyard, private lakes for irrigation, woodland, dependance, agricultural vehicles garage, Agriturismo, private cellar, brick-built fireplace
LAND 18 hectares (13 ha vineyard + 5 ha woodland)
GARDEN Yes, not fenced
ANNEXE Dependance, warehouse
ACCESS Unpaved road
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER 4 wells, ponds for irrigation
GAS Municipal network
HEATING Radiators
TELEPHONE Already connected
Nearest town (5km; 10’), Montepulciano (21km; 30’), Cortona (21km; 30’), Città della Pieve (26km; 30’), Castiglion Fiorentino (29km; 40’), Perugia (48km; 45’), Montalcino (58km; 1h 15’), Assisi (68km; 1h), Siena (76km; 1h 5’)
Perugia Sant’Egidio (58km; 45’), Firenze Peretola (140km; 1h 30’), Roma Ciampino (192km; 2h 15’), Pisa Galilei (201km; 2h 10’), Roma Fiumicino (207km; 2h 10’), Bologna Marconi (221km; 2h 20’)