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.
Type of Property
3+ Car Parking, Parking Lot, Private
Cooking Fuel: Propane Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: Kitchen w/Breakast Bar
Garage Type: Detached
Hot Water: Electric
Land SqFt: 566,280
Laundry Type: Low-Floor Laundry
Area: Warwick Township
Lot Area Acreage: 31.900000
Lot Dimensions: IRREGULAR
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR
Net SqFt: 2352
Ownership: Fee Simple
Property Age: 186
Structures: Barn/Farm Building(s)
Upper Floor Baths: 2
Zoning Code: RA
Heat: Oil, Hot Water, Forced Air
Sewer: On-Site Septic
Living Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Kitchen, Den/Stdy/Lib
Interior Features: Security System, Skylight(s)
Exterior Features: Underground Electric
Appliances: KitIsland, KitCo
Attics: Walk-Up Attic
Basement Type: Full
Fireplace Features: Stone Fireplace
Exterior: Wood, Stone, Log
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