Beautiful Timber Frame Winery/Vineyard
This Estate Winery and Distillery, a country property, is comprised of a 40-acre farm, which includes 12 acres of vineyards, 3 acres of raspberries, and 5 acres of blueberries with pear, cherry, apple, and plum trees throughout the manicured estate. You can also find currants, elderberries, and even hops on the property. A timber-frame Banquet Hall, which was built in 2007, sits prominently over the vineyard, overlooking the panoramic view of the Black River Valley and the Adirondack Mountains, making us one of New York’s most serene and picturesque estate wineries. Along with the 8,000 sq ft Banquet Hall, the property includes a Tasting Room and retail space, a 4,400 sq ft Processing Building with tank room, cooled storage, and offices. The property also includes the original dairy barn which now serves as a Machinery Shop and provides ample storage. This property is truly unique and special to the area, a must see.
There are certainly opportunities for growth and development as the market expands and the population comes to further appreciate NY wines. The success of the current business on the property has been due in large part to the focus on creating and developing the unique taste from the variety of fruits grown on the estate. Tug Hill Vineyards is also more than a Winery and Distillery, it’s a destination. Alongside the production of over 20 handcrafted wines and liqueurs, the estate is always abuzz in the warmer months hosting its popular Thursday night “Wine Down” event with local musicians, our renowned Sunday Brunch has come to require reservations in advance as our guests love sitting on the porch enjoying the view with their meal, the property is also known as a fantastic wedding venue, once you visit and take in the sweeping views of the valley from the lush garden patios you will understand. Prior to building the vineyard, the current owners spent over 30 years working in the Landscaping Industry, their expertise is evident in the gardens and patios that greatly enrich the visitor experience.
In the vineyard you will find several varieties of French-American and Minnesota Cold-Hardy grapes; most notable the Marquette, LaCresent, and Frontenac varietals which produce award-winning, delicious, and complex wines. You will also find Brianna, Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Blanc, Praire Star, Edelweiss, Petite Pearl, and King of the North. Our trellis and growing systems have over a decade of development and refinement with the help of Cornell Cooperative Extension and other local growers, allowing for peak production and a decrease of man-hours spent in the fields, producing a fantastic crop. This diversity of Cold-Hardy grapes allows the winery to create products for a wide range of wine drinkers, allowing the vineyard to fulfill the demands of the local market and reach out beyond our immediate customer base. The blueberry and raspberry fields produce enough crop to make the fruit wines and support a well know U-Pick operation that also includes cherries, apples, pears, and currants. The main estate is on a sloping hillside which allows for proper air circulation for the grapes. There are also 2 ponds onsite which supply the water for the drip irrigation system to keep the raspberries and blueberries producing at peak levels during dry spells.
This property is located just off of State Route 12, a main corridor in the region. The area is known for agriculture, most notably its dairy industry. Lowville is the closest town, only 5 miles away. The nearest city is Watertown which is about 20 miles away. Interstate 81 is roughly 25 miles away, dependent on the direction of travel. A notable driving force in the area is Fort Drum, many of the families stationed there often come to visit the vineyard as they explore the region. Syracuse is an hour and a half away. The Adirondack Park is about 40 minutes away. There are roughly 12 other wineries and distilleries north of this property, thanks to the cold-hardy grapes the region is expanding and developing, making a name for itself when it comes to cold-hardy grapes.
With sweeping manicured lawns and gardens, vineyards and rows of fruit trees, the vast picturesque views of the Black River and the Adirondack Mountains has proven to impress anyone who visits this destination venue and winery. The burgeoning growth of the craft movement and the refinement of the cold-hardy grapes in this region will certainly provide for years of business in this developing market. The newly established distillery on the property has begun selling liqueurs which are a fantastic opportunity to reach new markets. This enterprise is already a profitable business, it’s a turn-key property ready for new owners to develop it further.
Tug Hill Vineyards, Winery, and Distillery is being offered to the public. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a truly unique and beautiful estate. There is not another estate winery quite like this. This property is brought to you by Rick Walden and Susan Maring and was submitted through vineyardandwinerynetwork.com.
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