A majestic landscape, historical architecture and acres of mature vines form French Creek Ridge Vineyards, a 2,000-case, award-winning, boutique winery in the heart of Chester County, Pa's Wine Trail. This 32-acre property crowns a south-facing slope, providing the "terroir" for crafting world-class wines in the premium European tradition. Among top performers from this vineyard is a Chardonnay that spawned the only non-French Blanc de Blancs Champagne to be awarded the gold medal at the Vinalies Internationales in Paris, France, the "Olympics" of wine competitions. This turnkey property showcases historic character literally from its front gate, a reproduction of Philadelphia's Christ Church gate, forged by Austrian craftsman and assembled in the city's first blacksmith shop. The stone walls on the property are built from native stone dug from the grounds. The structures that dot this scenic property include one of the original nine log cabins on Warwick Furnace lands dating to the early 1700s; an 1830 stone house and well house and an 1820 stone bank barn. Later structures include a 1991 cedar house addition, a 2000 stone barn addition and a 2012 garage and storage building. The J. Maki Winery on the property encompasses production and storage facilities, a gorgeous custom-built tasting room and retail and office space. The 16 acres of European Vinifera vines, containing 10 varietals, are at a 540-foot elevation, ideal for protecting the plantings from the region's colder temperatures and late spring frosts. They have been farmed sustainably with low chemical input and no pesticide license. The integrated pest management approach in place includes permanent, under-the-vine row cover and cane pruning and removal. And adding to the property's appeal for the environmentally conscious, a 5KW solar tracking system produces 50% of the winery's electric needs. For the vintner, chef, caterer or buyer seeking a turnkey business opportunity set in the midst of a beautiful piece of countryside, the French Creek Ridge Vineyards property is a must-see.
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Building Facade Orientation: South
Building Features: Security System
Building Floors: 2.00
Hot Water: Electric
Land SqFt: 566,280
Area: Warwick Township
Lot Area Acreage: 31.900000
Lot Dimensions: IRREGULAR
Net SqFt: 2352
Ownership: Fee Simple
Property Age: 186
Sale Includes: Land&Bus&Bld, Eq
Topography: Level, Rolling, H
Year In Business: 10+ Years
Zoning Code: RA
Sewer: On-Site Septic
Exterior: Wood, Stone
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