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700 Folly Hill Road

KENNETT SQUARE, PA 19348
  • $3,395,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 12 Days
  • ID#: PACT2030582
UPDATED: 66 min ago
$3,395,000
  • 0
    BEDS
  • 7.4
    ACRES
  • 0
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
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Type:
Commercial
Built:
1880
County:

School Ratings & Info

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Description

In March 2008, the current owners bought "Folly Hill Winery" and then proceeded to close the business in order to build a state-of-the-art winery and vineyard over the next 4 years. With the extensive expert assistance from internationally renowned consultants Lucy Morton viticulture consultant and John Levenberg winery/winemaker consultant, the world class winemaking property was conceived and built.The +G+Red Lion Vineyard+G- initially had 4 acres that had been planted over 10 years prior with 50% Chardonnay and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. After two years of significant efforts and cost, the tough decision was made in 2010 to replace all the Cabernet Sauvignon with 6 different clones of Chardonnay. Today, these vines produce award winning +G+naked+G- unoaked chardonnay, oaked reserve chardonnay, and M+-thode champenoise chardonnay.The current state-of-the-art winery was designed by John Levenberg in collaboration with Vinquip of South Africa, who had built major and boutique wineries in South Africa, Europe, South America and US, with blanketed temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks, catwalk, and gravity flow piping to fill the French oak barrels below in the temperature-controlled barrel room. In addition, the design incorporated newly constructed crush pad, bottling room, wine laboratory, and sparkling wine +G-cave+GG. The winery currently produces on average 2500 cases per year but can produce up to 4000+ cases annually.The customer facing areas were designed with much thought and design. The external plantings were designed by Michael Petrie, a Philadelphia award winning garden designer. The two stunning artsy rustic tasting rooms were designed by artist founder Lele Galer. To accommodate the large number of patrons, two external decks were also built.This award-winning vineyard and winery have won over 150 awards, including prestigious international blind tasting competitions, such as Gold Medals in the San Francisco Chronical Competition. The winery currently has over 70 Wine Club members and many loyal customers from Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Maryland. There is an internationally acclaimed Airbnb separate 1 bedroom apartment on the property that has been written up in national and international magazines, built from a building that was formerly an icehouse and then a garage, overlooking the vineyard.In recognition of the historical significance of the property- a historical placard from the Chester County Historical Society marks the site for its importance leading up to the Battle of the Brandywine. In addition, the current owners discovered that British General Howe used the original house as an office following his victory at the Battle of the Brandywine and his Hessian troops camped at the current site of the Red Lion Vineyard. For many decades later the site was a hunting lodge and a famous regular visitor was Babe Ruth, in his journeys to and from Baltimore to New York city.

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700 Folly Hill Road KENNETT SQUARE, PA 19348

  • Price: $3,395,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 12 Days
  • Updated: 66 min ago
  • ID#: PACT2030582
0
Beds
0
Baths
0
½ Baths
7.4
Acres
1880
Built
Neighborhood:
None Available
County:
Chester
Area:
East Marlborough Twp (10361)
School District:
Unionville-Chadds Ford
Property Description
In March 2008, the current owners bought "Folly Hill Winery" and then proceeded to close the business in order to build a state-of-the-art winery and vineyard over the next 4 years. With the extensive expert assistance from internationally renowned consultants Lucy Morton viticulture consultant and John Levenberg winery/winemaker consultant, the world class winemaking property was conceived and built.The +G+Red Lion Vineyard+G- initially had 4 acres that had been planted over 10 years prior with 50% Chardonnay and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. After two years of significant efforts and cost, the tough decision was made in 2010 to replace all the Cabernet Sauvignon with 6 different clones of Chardonnay. Today, these vines produce award winning +G+naked+G- unoaked chardonnay, oaked reserve chardonnay, and M+-thode champenoise chardonnay.The current state-of-the-art winery was designed by John Levenberg in collaboration with Vinquip of South Africa, who had built major and boutique wineries in South Africa, Europe, South America and US, with blanketed temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks, catwalk, and gravity flow piping to fill the French oak barrels below in the temperature-controlled barrel room. In addition, the design incorporated newly constructed crush pad, bottling room, wine laboratory, and sparkling wine +G-cave+GG. The winery currently produces on average 2500 cases per year but can produce up to 4000+ cases annually.The customer facing areas were designed with much thought and design. The external plantings were designed by Michael Petrie, a Philadelphia award winning garden designer. The two stunning artsy rustic tasting rooms were designed by artist founder Lele Galer. To accommodate the large number of patrons, two external decks were also built.This award-winning vineyard and winery have won over 150 awards, including prestigious international blind tasting competitions, such as Gold Medals in the San Francisco Chronical Competition. The winery currently has over 70 Wine Club members and many loyal customers from Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Maryland. There is an internationally acclaimed Airbnb separate 1 bedroom apartment on the property that has been written up in national and international magazines, built from a building that was formerly an icehouse and then a garage, overlooking the vineyard.In recognition of the historical significance of the property- a historical placard from the Chester County Historical Society marks the site for its importance leading up to the Battle of the Brandywine. In addition, the current owners discovered that British General Howe used the original house as an office following his victory at the Battle of the Brandywine and his Hessian troops camped at the current site of the Red Lion Vineyard. For many decades later the site was a hunting lodge and a famous regular visitor was Babe Ruth, in his journeys to and from Baltimore to New York city.
Exterior Features

Construction Materials BrickMasonryStoneWood Siding Garage YN No Location Type Suburban Lot Features Backs To TreesClearedFront YardCrops ReservedLevelNot In DevelopmentOpenPremiumPrivateRear YardRoad FrontageSideyard(S)Trees/WoodedVegetation Planting Other Equipment Negotiable Parking Features Paved Parking Parking Types DrivewayParking Lot Property Condition Excellent Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility Boro/Township Road Surface Type Paved Roof ShakeMetalPitched View Garden/LawnPanoramicPastureTrees/WoodsScenic VistaOther Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Building Area Total 3356.00 Cooling Central A/C Exclusions See Agent Flooring Ceramic TileSolid HardwoodTile/Brick Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Inclusions See Agent Net Square Feet 3356.00 Security Features Fire Detection SystemCarbon Monoxide Detector(S)24 Hour SecurityMotion DetectorsSecurity SystemSmoke Detector

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features 48"+ Halls2+ Access ExitsDoors - Swing InLevel Entry - MainMobility ImprovementsRamp - Main Level Assessment Year 2022 Business Type Other Central Air YN Yes Cooling Fuel Electric Foundation Details Permanent Heating Fuel Propane - Owned Hot Water PropaneTankless Lease Considered YN No Municipality East Marlborough Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801791774024 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Property Sub Type Other Sale Type Standard Sewer On Site Septic Tax Annual Amount 10858.00 Tax Assessment Amount 305330.00 Tax Lot 0041 Utilities Cable TvElectric AvailableMultiple Phone LinesPhone AvailablePropaneWater Available Vacation Rental YN No Water Source PrivateWell Year Built Effective 2011 Zoning R61 Zoning Description Mixed Use

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or ExecuHome Realty. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-08-18T12:03:23.823.
 
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