Virginia has some lovely wineries and vineyards, many of which Peter Leonard-Morgan writes about in local magazine, Country Spirit, including this about Zephaniah Family Vineyard close to our home base in Middleburg.
Peter Leonard-Morgan and Isabelle Truchon of Hunt Country Sotheby's International Realty today closed on the sale of their listing of a quaint western Loudoun County vineyard and private residence with attached tasting room, on Harpers Ferry Road.
The property, with scenic views of the Short Hill from its expansive front porch, was built in 1940, and carefully added to over the intervening years. With multiple barn-buildings, set up for wine production and aging, plus the half acre vineyard, we can't wait to see how the new owners will re-invent this unique location.
Isabelle Truchon and Peter Leonard-Morgan represented buyers of two quite different land lots this past couple of months, one an incredibly pretty 46 acre, Loudoun County raw property, ideal for its future use as a vineyard and eventually winery/tasting room, and the other an existing four acre vineyard set on a 14 acre parcel in Fauquier County.
The buyers of both properties have similar visions; to create/expand exceptional vineyards and eventually welcome patrons to their boutique style properties, where they can enjoy the delightful views and vistas from these undulating hilly locations, in some of the prettiest countryside in America.
New to the market - delightful family vineyard and winery with tasting room and private residence - $945,000
Today, we are very pleased to bring to the market this quaint family vineyard and winery together with tasting room and private residence.
Full details of this two-acre property on Harpers Ferry Road, within the bucolic Loudoun Heights Cluster of wineries, can be reviewed HERE. With views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west from the tasting terrace, patrons enjoy relaxing afternoons accompanied by a glass of estate wine and home made light fare.
Get in touch with Isabelle or Peter to schedule a visit HERE, or use our contact form in the main details page.
In addition to the two vineyard and winery properties we have for sale (see Notaviva Winery and our "landmark Loudoun winery"), two further properties came to the market with fellow brokers recently, namely North Gate and Dry Mill, the former in Purcellville and the latter in Leesburg.
With a healthy range of wine oriented businesses currently on offer in this fertile and accessible county, now may be an excellent time to seriously consider investing in a local industry where what you put into the ground is rewarded with the oldest and most revered of drinks, drawing aficionados (and therefore customers) from near and far.
In summary, wine properties available in Loudoun are:
Let us know if you would like more information on any of these wonderful properties.
We were pleased to have been quoted in an interesting article today in the preeminent local Loudoun newspaper, Loudoun Now which can be reached HERE. The article centers on vineyard and winery sales activity in Loudoun County, Virginia, and the type of buyer for these properties.
The State of Virginia now boasts in excess of 250 winery/vineyards, with its wines continually improving and some already being excellent. Tasting rooms and wine club memberships have become big business, as well as a great attraction for those wanting a fun and oenologically educational day out in a different part of the state. But what kind of tasting experience do you get for your money, and what's the cost? The answer is, they're all quite different.
On a recent trip to the excellent wine country around Charlottesville, I visited a few well known label wineries but was disappointed at the commercial atmosphere, and the speed at which we were hurried through our tastings. Prices were in the $7 range for three whites and three reds.
In northern Virginia however, at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards just east of Middleburg, tastings cost more at $14 however the experience is, well just that, an experience. It begins with a pour of Blancs de Blancs, a 100% Chardonnay sparkling white followed by either three more whites and two reds or two additional whites and three reds. Tastings are seated and there is no rush. Delightful food plates of charcuterie and cheeses with warm baguettes are available to complement the wines.
Then there is RDV Vineyards in Delaplane, a wonderful property with just two wines on offer and a tasting fee of $50 per person which does include a charcuterie board.
So it's really horses for courses - do you want a quick try out of the wines and maybe a glass or bottle after, or chillax with slower paced yet attentive samplings accompanied by appetizers and scintillating conversation? Notably, Greenhill and RDV are 21 and over only properties focusing on a specific market and clientele, whereas many others allow children and infants which will further contribute to decision making.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Rockwood Manor in the delightful town of Hamilton, Virginia, lies in the heart of Loudoun County's wine country. The property comprises a restored 1854 Quaker house on 147 acres of pristine equestrian land with a historic bank barn, ice house and pool.
Rockwood would make a wonderful vineyard and winery with event hosting. Some hops are already grown on site and little if any clearing would be required to plant an initial vineyard. The property recently came up for sale through Hunt Country Sotheby's International Realty, priced at $2.99M.
Hamilton is a ten minute drive from the county seat of Leesburg, and well positioned for winery goers trecking out from Washington and the surrounding area.
Contact Windy Harris for more details here or call Windy on (703) 443-1757.
Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty, located in the historic Loudoun County capital of Leesburg, is focusing on an important segment of real estate, wineries and vineyards, an area which has seen significant growth over the past 30 years.
With two lovely properties currently for sale, Notaviva in the serene countryside of Western Loudoun and another landmark winery and vineyard on 359 acres just a few miles to the east of Notaviva, HCSIR sees this as an important new opportunity during the coming years.
With more than 45 dedicated wineries and vineyards in Loudoun County alone, this represents nearly 20% of the 250 in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
To tackle this burgeoning sector of the business, HCSIR has recently affiliated with Isabelle Truchon and Peter Leonard-Morgan, Isabelle originally hailing from Canada and Peter from England.
Isabelle is a CSW or Certified Specialist of Wine as well as a renowned artist with a love of equine art. Peter spent his formative years in the Ferrari and Lamborghini sales business in London and Italy followed by 20 years selling Gulfstream jets before embarking as a Realtor.
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