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If you’ve got energy and an appetite for challenges and hard work, this is a perfect opportunity to own your dream winery and help shape Canada’s newest, emerging wine region.
The owners have wrestled some of the region’s best wines from this profitable 6.5 acres of lovingly tended French and American hybrid grapes with its traditional method bubby described as “excellent” and “a fitting way to celebrate a rebellious nature” by wine writer Craig Pinhey.
This gem of a vineyard and winery is located on 110 acres in picturesque Cambridge-Narrows, on the tidal shore of the Washademoak Lake, where visitors experience some of the “Saint John River Valley’s most heralded scenery”. One of a handful of up and coming grape growing regions in New Brunswick, this property is equidistant – just under an hour’s drive – from New Brunswick’s three largest cities, Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton.
There is a fully operational cottage winery building with tasting room, all wine making equipment included (for details contact address below), a four-bay workshop/ storage building and a 16-year-old 2 1/2 storey New England style farm house.
The cottage industry of New Brunswick enjoys some of the best arrangements with government on the sale of their products than any other province. Sales can be made at grocery stores, Liquor stores, any licenced establishment, on site and at farmers markets. Our profitable business only takes advantage of less than 25% of the available venues leaving much room for expansion.
The winery is approx. 1500 sqft., 3 bays, all with ten-foot garage doors: one has a 100 sq. ft chiller that accommodates all the in-house tank sizes, and 110v and 220v single phase electricity is available. The tasting room is nicely appointed with unique handcrafted furniture and is air conditioned.
The house is rated R2000 and has an in-ground heat pump for primary heat/air-conditioning, and a Pacific Energy wood burning air tight capable of heating the house for back up. Situated near the back entrance to the house is a covered outside staircase for ease of access to the 900 sqft unfinished basement storage area.
The ground floor is designed to accommodate all that is required to live: laundry & pantry, dining room, living room, kitchen, complete bathroom and master bedroom with two walk-in closets. A sheltered, 8-foot wide porch surrounds the house on three sides: the west side is screened in, while the east side has windows with screens which can be fully opened for all seasons use; the front which is the south side is open. Upstairs on the second floor is another large bedroom with complete ensuite bathroom and a large office /entertainment area. Above this, accessible by an in-ceiling set of pulldown stairs, is a full, walk-through, unfinished, but wired, attic where only your imagination is the limitation to its use.
In summary, the property itself is 110 acres: 18 arable acres (6.5 acres already planted to vines), 2 acres for the house and gardens, a pond and approximately 90 acres of working woodlot with access road shared with a neighbour.
The water frontage provides ample privacy for enjoying the lake and two moorings sit offshore for use by yachts. If you are interested in sailing, the property offers unlimited possibilities as you have access to the Bay of Fundy and beyond. We have entertained yachts from as far away as Columbia South America and several Eastern seaboard yacht clubs both Canadian and American. Unlike the west coast of Canada, the winds blow in the summer months for excellent sailing.
Our intention is to retire and build in the vicinity, so our assistance could come in many forms that can be negotiated.
Included in this price if you haven’t already guessed is a wonderful all-embracing lifestyle. The neighbouring cities offer everything from universities, international airports, organized sports, major league Basketball and Hockey, theater, restaurants and all kinds of seasonal festivals. Back in our village and just outside your back door (no commutes in traffic to the cottage) is every kind of activity one can imagine during the four seasons. We have a community hall, library, churches , a K to 12 school, all manner of water sports, hiking, bird watching, fishing and all season campfires, to cross country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, pond curling and all kinds of musical events in the winter.
• Asking Price of $1,800,000, is in Canadian Dollars.