Salt Spring Vineyards Press Release
For Immediate Release
Island winery is for sale
(February 15, 2012 – Salt Spring Island, BC) Salt Spring Vineyards in British Columbia’s idyllic Gulf Islands region is up for sale, offering a new owner the chance to live the dream of moving to a laid-back island and owning a winery. Details and photos of the property are available at www.vuppie.com.
“For an affordable price, this property and business offer a wonderful opportunity for a new lifestyle and career,” says Pete Shpak of Sea to Sky Premier Properties. “The setting is beautiful, the business’ reputation is stellar and the island lifestyle is relaxed and sustainable. Not only will the new owners get an award-winning winery, they also get a bed and breakfast operation that has been rated as one of the most romantic in North America.”
Salt Spring Vineyards was established in 1997 and was the first winery on Salt Spring Island. The current owners took over in 2008 and have continued its success both with wines and as a B&B.
Salt Spring Vineyards sits on five south-facing acres with plentiful sunlight and water for grape growing. The main house is 2,132 square feet with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths, wall-to-wall windows, extensive decks, and a chef’s dream kitchen. The winery building was built in 2001 and has a 720 square foot tasting room below with a 450-square-foot bed-and-breakfast suite above.
The property also includes the three-year-old ‘vin de garage,’ a 1,064-square-foot building where most of the wine is stored. There is also a 1,000 square foot workshop, and many terraced vegetable and flower gardens, grapevine covered arches and decks.
Salt Spring Vineyards has good distribution channels and is being sold as a turnkey operation. It is a Vintner’s Quality Alliance (VQA) winery, and has won numerous awards for both its wines and its memorable label depicting the Salt Spring experience. The vineyard could easily be converted to full organic status. The winery is a BC Agritourism Approved Farm and a BC Tourism Approved Accommodation.
For more information about Salt Spring
Vineyards, visit www.vuppie.com.
Salt Spring Vineyard Listing Details - http://www.vuppie.com/ActiveListings.php/Details/55/details
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Carla S. Shore
C-Shore Communications Inc.