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Winery for Sale

March 13, 2012

Paul and Anna-Neale Taylor, after over 30 years teaching, opened the Roane Vineyards on Reedyville Road about 7 northwest of Spencer. A small producer, Roane Vineyards has earned top awards in numerous competitions.

Once a teacher, Paul remains a student. He and only one other West Virginia vintner will be going to the Southeastern United Grape & Wine Symposium in North Carolina in April.

He has 240 gallons of Chambourcin ready to bottle later this week. We tasted it and it was smooth and my husband feels it will be a good purchase. The three whites we tasted, the Traminette, Nobel Ridge and Blue Goose were all very drinkable off-dry (range in sweetness) and we purchased several bottles.

Paul says there are issues with marketing wine in West Virginia, but all can be overcome. The soil itself is a challenge, having more clay than California. The growing season is also shorter. He has worked primarily with eastern grapes, and found that the viticulture and enology program at Cornell University in New York has provided excellent guidance not only for what grapes grow well in this climate, but additional advice. Paul also believes that the state of West Virginia in general and Roane County in particular can increase tourism to wineries.

Planning to really retire soon, Paul has been downsizing the vineyard to a more manageable level. He has placed the winery on the market for $400,000. That includes about 6 acres including the house, all the furniture, two areas of vines, the vineyard building with the tasting room above and the storage cellar, vats and bottler on the ground level. This is a turn-key sale.


Roane Winery

http://www.roanevineyards.com/

304/927-3200    1585 Reedyville Road, Spencer, WV 25276

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2012 3:56 pm

    I wish I could afford this. I’m about $400,000 short…

    • March 15, 2012 4:04 pm

      You and me both LOL but hopefully someone will enjoy and be able to pursue this dream. The wine currently produced is very drinkable and another winery is located about 2 miles away. He trained in California and he produces wine that drinks that way…both are feasible in this climate.

  2. March 16, 2012 10:50 am

    Thanks for the review. Enjoyed meeting you and discussing your webpage and projects.

    • March 16, 2012 2:11 pm

      I hope the little bit of marketing exposure I could add will help!

  3. August 10, 2012 5:11 pm

    The Roane Vineyards & Winery…. Including 6 acres of land +/- and a beautiful Appalachian Log Structures 11/2story log home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, lovely stone, wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, main floor master suite, hardwoods, a kitchen any cook would love….. And two full length porches across the back & front of this home….. Overlooking the peaceful West Virginia Hills, the well-groomed Roane County Country Club Golf Course…. And of course, your own Vineyards!!!! Business is being sold with this listing for a “lock, stock & barrel” type of deal!!! Call Cheryl Donohoe, Broker-Owner of Cunningham Realty, at 304-532-0418 or email me at cheryldonohoe@live.com to schedule your private tour! Well priced at $389,900!!!!

    • August 10, 2012 7:36 pm

      I personally did not see the house when we visited but the winery is well supplied with all the vats and equipment needed to make wine and a great tasting room above.

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