Small Califonria winery Jepson Winery north of Hopland in Mendocino County is back on the market. The Press-Deomocrat reports that the listing comes less than three years after the winery was acquired by an investment group that planned to create high-end estates on the 1,200-acre property. Facing a softening real estate market and tough building restrictions, the investment group opted to sell rather than pursue the project.
The property includes a turn key operating winery (which also has a special permit to distill and produce brandy and vodka) and a custom crush facility with 121 acres planted to vineyard under contract consisting of 12 different varietals plus an additional 100 acres plantable. The building also includes a winery building with a permit for 44,000 cases, tasting room, Victorian office/residence, guest house, shop, storage barn, pond and those other 1,000+ acres which can be developed as real estate. The property is listed at $10.5 million with NorCal Vineyards.
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