Mick Hucknall’s Sicilian vineyard on sale

1st July, 2014 by Lauren Eads

Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall has put his five-bedroom Sicilian home and vineyard on the market, having built his Il Cantante winery on its grounds.

Engel-Völkers_property-Sicilia_1

The 18th century former mill, bought by Hucknall in 2000, features its own two hectare vineyard terraced on either side of Mount Etna, a tasting room as well as a private museum featuring a millstone dating back to 1760, a wine press and 19th century tools.

The musician’s Il Cantante winery, which started life at the property and whose name appropriately translates as ‘The Singer’, produces three wines across three vineyards; two reds using primarily the Nero d’Avola and Nerello Mascalese, and a white made from Carricante, Grecanico and Minnella grapes.

etnaRossoLocated on the edge of the Mount Etna Nature Park Sant Alfio, the rustic country house has an asking price of €650,000 (£520,000) and is being marketed by international agents, Engel & Völkers.

A spokesperson for Engel & Völkers, said of the singer: “He came as a tourist, fell in love with the place, bought it and created the winery “Il Cantante”.

“The millstone over two levels with a total area of approximately 400 square meters was restored by default.

“Inside there is a lounge with fireplace, wooden roof, old cisterns, an old press and other equipment for wine production from the nineteenth century. This private museum can be admired beneath a glass floor.”

The 54-year-old British musician is best known for hits including ‘Money’s Too Tight to Mention’, ‘Holding Back the Years’ and ‘Something’s Got Me Started’.

 

3 Responses to “Mick Hucknall’s Sicilian vineyard on sale”

  1. Sediment says:

    So he does produce a white, then?

    Not simply red?

  2. Pietro says:

    I’m interesting in buy the property.
    Pls contact me ASAP

  3. Rosario Patanè says:

    Oh well was a familiar sight here in Giarre.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Head of Sales

Bimber Distillery
London

Compliance Manager

Atom Supplies Limited
Tunbridge Well

Customer Services Team Leader

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London

ViVAS Wine - Category Development Manager

ViVAS
Harlow and Stowmarket or Salisbury, UK

Fine Wine Logistics Coordinator

IG Wines
London, GB

Brand Ambassador East Coast USA - Ableforth’s

Maverick Drinks
New York - field-based, USA

Brand Ambassador West Coast USA - Ableforth’s

Maverick Drinks
San Francisco / Los Angeles - field-based, USA

Global Travel Retail Manager

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Portfolio Ambassador - Europe

Maverick Drinks
North West Europe - field-based, UK

Senior Partner Manager - Grocery

Maverick Drinks
London/Field Based, UK

Almaviva 2015 Vintage and Vertical Tasting

London,United Kingdom
28th Sep 2017

TFWA World Exhibition & Conference

Cannes,France
1st Oct 2017

Franciacorta London Festival

London,United Kingdom
2nd Oct 2017
Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2017

Deadline : 29th September 2017

The Global Riesling Masters 2017

Deadline : 29th September 2017

Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2017

The only Champagne blind tasting in the UK, the competition will reward the best wines in the following categories:

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

Click to view more