Leeds Manor Vineyard
Leeds Manor Vineyard is a unique opportunity to own a vineyard in the Heart of the Piedmont. With four acres of planted vines in peak production and plenty of room to expand, it would be simple to turn the property into a thriving winery. With fabulous views and easy access to the city, the vineyard could become the perfect weekend getaway. Several local wineries already purchase the grapes and would be perfect partners to lease the vineyard if the owners didn’t want to maintain the vines.
With the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background and the gentle rolling farmland of the Piedmont in the foreground, this 14.5 acre +/- parcel is sure to please. The fields that surround the property seem to stretch almost to infinity before they reach the heights of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The views to the north are particularly enticing. The land is rich and fertile.
The four-acre vineyard partially occupies a large knoll in the corner of the property. There is plenty of room on the knoll to build a tasting room or it would make a magnificent home site with stellar views in virtually every direction. From the knoll the property gently slopes down to a small mountain stream that delineates the northern and western borders of the property. Dividing the upper and lower fields is a small stand of woods and picturesque pond.
Only three miles from Route 66, Leeds Manor Vineyard is ripe with opportunity. The vineyard has long frontage on the scenic Leeds Manor Road. Several wineries dot the neighborhood with Chateau Obrien at Northpoint, Philip Carter Winery and Winding Road Cellars all within a mile of the property ensuring that plenty of customers will be traveling along Leeds Manor. Expansion into a winery would be easy; the property already has a 20 gpm well and has soil tests for a 600 gpd septic system. In addition, the property is allowed to be a farm winery under Fauquier zoning.
The vineyard is extremely well cared for and is entering its peak production (planted in 2010). Several local wineries currently purchase the grapes. There is approximately one acre of Petit Verdot, one acre of Chambourcin and two acres of Chardonnay vines. The vineyard has been harvested annually for the last three years. To ensure the health of the grapes (and to make management easier) the owners installed a solar drip irrigation system to irrigate the grapes during the dry season. You can simply turn on the system in June and it will automatically water a quarter of the vines each day. The entire 14.5-acre property has already been fenced for deer and there is plenty of room to expand.
Despite its bucolic nature, Leeds Manor Vineyard is in an ideal location. Marshall with its fabulous restaurants, like Field & Main, Red Truck Bakery & The Whole Ox Butcher Bar, and shopping is only 12 miles away. To the west, Rappahannock County and the Shenandoah National Park are only 15 miles away.