Tiger Mountain Vineyards
A picturesque and convenient location is only one of the many attractive elements of TMV. The 10 acre hand-tended vineyard and the boutique wines themselves speak volumes about this integrated vineyard and winery enterprise. TMV cultivates only the type of European vinifera, mostly French that will reliably produce quality fruit in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. The vineyards are planted at approximately 2,000 feet of elevation on slopes where they receive sunlight from sunrise to sunset, have excellent drainage and where their roots go deep into the ancient degenerated granite and other mountain rock formations that comprise some of the oldest on earth. This unique terroir is much more similar to Bordeaux or Burgundy than to the west coast of the United States.
Tiger Mountain was the first vineyard in Georgia to focus on producing all fine wines. The vineyards are planted in six French grape varietals, one Portuguese, and one American—Norton, which also makes a fine dry red wine. Current offerings include: Petit Manseng, Viognier, Mountain Cyn Malbec, Norton, Tannat, Touriga Nacional, Rabun Red, Cabernet Franc, and Rose’.
Not only are the offerings quite interesting, diverse and very pleasantly drinkable, they have been well recognized with more than 225 national and regional awards since 2001. Just in the past three years, Tiger Mountain’s Petit Manseng has won six major national awards, including a Jefferson Cup in the prestigious Jefferson Cup Invitational and a double gold in the Los Angeles International. In 2015, the 2013 Petit Manseng won a Gold Medal in the San Francisco International and the Oglethorpe Cup for the best wine in Georgia. It was also chosen to be featured at the “Georgia Grown” dinner event at the James Beard House in New York in the late fall of 2015.
The newly released 2014 Petit Manseng won a Gold Medal in the most recent 2015 Jefferson Cup Invitational and the Mid Atlantic Southeastern competition. TMV’s newest white blend, White Tiger, also won a Silver Medal at the Mid Atlantic Southeastern.
Complementing the tasting experience from May through early November of each year is the Red Barn Café, a gourmet café serving lunch and dinner on the weekends during this time period. The Red Barn hosts nearly 5,000 visitors each year with the weekend dining offerings, and special events such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, business groups, book clubs and the like. The Red Barn Café’ operation is another important contributor to TMV’s strong bottom line.
Overall, this offering represents an exciting, turn-key opportunity to acquire a well-known, highly awarded, integrated vineyard, winery, tasting room and café operation with a robust visitor count. There is also excellent growth potential through leveraging off of the established brand, website, wine club, café and wedding/special event venue business.
While there is no residence included in the offering, a lifestyle move is certainly possible with several potential building sites on the 79+ acres that would offer ample privacy and beautiful vistas of the surrounding countryside.
Priced at: $1.9M (exclusive of inventory)
Qualified investor interest will also be considered.
New Alternative Offering for Tiger Mountain Vineyard
The following shall be included in the purchase:
The present Winery building, including the Tasting Room and all furnishings, Production and Bottling Room including all crushing fermenting, winemaking, and bottling equipment, and the storage building (miscellaneous supplies).
The Red Barn structure that houses the Red Barn Cafe including commercial kitchen and equipment and cafe/patio furniture. Approximately .5 acres. The present area above the Winery building that is referred to as “The Party Area”. Approximately .5 acres. Approximately 12 acres that is across Old Hwy 441 S, that is currently used for parking and blueberry bushes.
All of the above would be included in an offering of $1,200,000.
Lease option for Vineyard
As an option, the owners of TMV would arrange a long term lease for the current planted vineyard areas. TMV or new owner could maintain the vineyard under a new operation agreement. TMV also has a contract winemaker, and that person could be available for that position.
A potential buyer could also purchase additional farm land or wooded areas for building sites for cabins or homes.
**(The current wine inventory would be negotiated at the time of sale depending on the level of inventory.)
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