Build your legacy in Leelanau County with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Ciccone Vineyard and Winery is a sprawling estate with a strong brand in an ideal location, and an incredibly picturesque property with unobstructed views of Grand Traverse Bay from many vantage points. This trophy opportunity is completely turn-key with a successful wine and event business, as well as a Winemaker's home or bed and breakfast accommodations.
This property is truly one of a kind, and Ciccone wines are exclusively made from estate-grown grapes, which produce award-winning wines that are bottled in the on-site winery. Ciccone has a superb staff, a huge and growing wine club following, and the historic barn and event spaces are well-booked throughout the year. Ciccone's feature wines are distributed on a retail and wholesale level to 45 states.
Built in 1990, the two story Winemaker's home has gorgeous views in all directions - with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a large open main-level floor plan, immaculate grounds, and lots of outdoor entertainment spaces, the home has multiple potential uses including bed and breakfast, event guest space, and more. The kitchen has many updates including newer cabinets and counters, and the living areas all point to the views of the bay or the adjacent sprawling vineyard. The home is freshly painted, and has adequate storage areas as well as an attached three car garage. The Winemaker's home is also on its own 2 acre lot, which could be beneficial for flexible uses - or, it's a lovely primary home and perfectly positioned to oversee the entire Ciccone operation.
The idyllic and historic barn is an incredible venue space, which is regularly booked for capacity of up to 250 people. The property was voted "Top 10 Best Winery/Vineyard Venue to host your wedding in the US" by Wine Enthusiast: "Situated atop one oof the most picturesque hills in Leelanau County, it's one of the more gorgeous wedding settings in Michigan. There's a restored, turn-of-the-century barn that opens up to rolling hills of vineyards. Beyond that are sweeping views of West Grand Traverse Bay that will keep your photographer happy."
In addition to the existing operation and lovely home, there is expansion potential as well. Plans for an onsite café, new production building, expanded vineyard potential, and event pavilion are all in hand and can be shared with the next steward of the property. The property consists of multiple parcels, which could be a flexible benefit as well.
Sip award-winning wine from the back patio or the historic barn, overlooking sprawling vineyards, and a bay of blue. This Leelanau experience is definitely one to see in order to appreciate!
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