A celebrated vineyard and winery within the Santa Ynez Valley’s Santa Rita Hills appellation with a repute for producing award-winning wines is now obtainable for $8.5 million.
The identify—Mosby Winery & Vineyard—will little question be acquainted to oenophiles, notably those that adore Italian varietals that includes California-grown grapes.
Founded by Bill Mosby in 1977, the Buellton, CA, vineyard and winery in Santa Barbara County options 18 acres of the vines he planted that year. The grapes embrace sangiovese, dolcetto, pinot grigio, nebbiolo, and sagrantino, which proceed to thrive within the property’s clay loam and shale soils.
Mosby died last summer on the age of 89, and the vineyard got here on the market firstly of the year. The multimillion-dollar asking worth is not only for these coveted soils.
The purchaser will purchase the entire wine stock, the rights to make use of the model identify, plus farming and vineyard gear. The itemizing additionally folds in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house at present used as a non-public residence. The vineyard produces round 5,000 instances yearly, spanning 20 totally different wines.
History and structure followers can even love the crimson barn structure at present employed as a tasting room, the place guests can pattern the vineyard’s portfolio and buy wine by the bottle. It’s a scrumptious distinction to the modern, up to date tasting rooms which have sprouted on California’s Central Coast.
The farmhouse is the results of a restoration led by the Mosbys of a former Eighteen Eighties carriage home that when saved guests’ horse-drawn carriages, which blew down, because of excessive winds, in 1977.
Rancho de la Vega was the property’s unique identify, when the Mosbys purchased it. That heritage is honored within the present adobe structure—courting again to 1853—thoughtfully preserved by the Mosbys.
Initially, the wines produced on the property featured the Vega label, however the Mosbys modified the moniker to Mosby in 1986.
Another distinctive structure on the property is a 216-square-foot, adobe-style church, inbuilt 2014 with pews salvaged from an Ohio church. Complete with stained-glass home windows, this little church shall be an ideal spot for a brand new proprietor to solicit divine intervention when harvest time rolls round.
As the itemizing suggests, “this historic property is ready for its next chapter to be written.”
Could or not it’s a seasoned winemaker at an area vineyard trying to make a mark? Or a deep-pocketed wine lover searching for a turnkey operation? Either method, we increase a glass to the eventual purchaser.
Kerry Mormann with Berkshire Hathaway Home Service has the itemizing.
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