This property sits within a 5o hectare estate including four 1,400 metres of riverside frontage hectares along the River Herault. The principal living area is provided by the seven bedroomed Bishop’s manor and extensive summer kitchen and leisure facilities located around a central courtyard. Further accommodation for guests or staff is provided within the Bishop’s manor and in the Vineyard building. There is garaging for three cars, a large wine cellar, an extensive suite of offices and a large workshop for the production of wine. Dating back to the XVth century the Bishop’s manor was originally built as the summer residence for the Bishops of Agde. The manor house is built from light grey volcanic basalt which gives the house a unique and attractive appearance. Whilst retaining many period features the interior of the manor house has been tastefully developed to the highest standards. The buildings sit within a landscaped park of 1 hectare with mature trees, shrubbery, vegetable garden and orchard. The estate has its own well which is used to provide water for the fountain and to irrigate the gardens. Vinification of the Estate The estate is managed under contract by one of the leading wine production negotiants in the region . Under this contract the nogotiant plants and manages the vines and produces wine using the wine production facilities of the estate. Under this recently signed ten year contract the negotiant will plant 10 hectares of chardonnay vines per year (with a density of 3,500 vines per hectare) until the 50 hectare estate is fully planted. When production reaches maximum capacity a wine yield of 9,000 – 10,000 hectolitres per year is anticipated. Under the terms of the contract with the negotiant this will produce annual royalties of 360,000 – 400,000 euros per year.