EVER fancied owning your own vineyard?

Now's your chance - and it could cost you less than a vintage bottle of wine.

Curload Vineyard, near Stoke St Gregory, is being auctioned along with a plot of pastureland.

It's among the lots at auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt's land and property sale at The Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster, on Wednesday, September 27, from 2pm.

Quoted at a guide of £120,000, Curload Vineyard and the pasture land extends to 5.42 acres and comprises a level area of land with a well-established vineyard extending to approximately one acre together with a small coppice and amenity pasture land.

The vineyard was established just over 30 years ago with varieties of Seyval Blanc, Solaris and a few Muller Thergau, which thrive in the UK climate, producing a pleasing white wine.

In recent years overall yields have been around two tonnes of grapes giving around 1,100-1,300 bottles of still and sparkling wine produced under contract.

Orchard and amenity trees have been planted in the land, while the pasture land has been utilised for grass conservation and grazing.

In addition, the land would be ideal for equestrian use with good opportunities for riding out in the local area.

Usefully planning permission has been granted for a welfare cabin on the site. This includes a small kitchen, sitting area and chemical toilet, to be heated by a woodburning cooker. Further machinery and storage buildings are contained within the area.

Other lots in the sale include a three-bedroom bungalow requiring modernisation at Martock, which has a pre-sale guide of £425,000, and an interesting Grade II Listed detached cottage, dating back to the 17th Century at Barnstaple Street, Winkleigh. This 'project' home has planning consent for a two-storey extension. Sitting in a 0.25 acre plot it is guided at £250,000.

For more information and to register your interest please contact Justin Lowe or Katie Stephenson at the Yeovil office of GTH on 01935 423474.