Christine Dunphy

Delaware, Greene and Schoharie counties Area Real Estate Search


Listing ID129558
Price$495,000
Price/SqFt$126.90
StatusActive
Bedrooms3
Total Baths4
Full Baths3
Partial Baths1
SqFt 3,900
Acres 12.300
CountyDelaware
Year Built1890
Property TypeResidential
Property Sub TypeFarm
Blue Sky Farm and WineryYour dream of life in the country is waiting for you at Blue Sky Farm! Perched on a dramatic hillside in the Great Western Catskills Blue Sky Farm and Winery offers you the best of country living with an established income source. The 13-acre property is located on the gently sloping shoulder of Mount Utsayantha in Stamford New York. Plenty of sunshine and top of the world views will make your daily chores a delight. There is a charming late 19th century farmhouse with four bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. The master bedroom has its own bath, there are plenty of closets and storage throughput the house including a very spacious second floor loft. While built in the late 19th century the house was enlarged and updated around 1960. There are two boilers one coal or wood fired and the other oil fired so keeping heat costs under control is easy. A 700' drilled well and a mountain spring are both available for water. There is a partial deep basement with concrete floor, attic space with pull down steps, a large front porch and detached two car garage. This quaint house will require some updating but nothing beyond the capabilities of the average weekend warrior.The winery is housed in a 20-year-old two story custom built barn. The barn has two large garage bays, radiant heating, bath room and all wine making equipment. The current inventory and all equipment are included in the sale price. Upstairs in the barn is a one-bedroom apartment that would make a great air B & B experience and plenty of storage space. There is ample room to expand the apartment if needed. This building has its own electric and code compliant septic. Water is from the mountainside spring and is fitted with a UV treatment system for winemaking.On the hillside behind the winery is a five-acre field of mature blueberry bushes. These plants supply the berries for the wine and are also the site of a thriving Pick Your Own'' blueberry enterprise. For about four weeks in July/August this blueberry field is a great source of revenue and fun for hundreds of visitors. The fruit has always been carefully managed and requires minimal care primarily in the form of pruning and fertilizing. All farm machinery, tractors and storage containers are included in the sale price. The current owner, a certified winemaker, will walk you through the winemaking process and advise on the permitting requirements. Additional help may be available through Delaware County Economic Development.If you have wanted to try your hand at agriculture here is a turnkey opportunity. As a farm winery there are some limitations on production but the potential for growth is available even within these parameters. The pick your own blueberry business is both fun and profitable. With 13 acres and a sunny hillside there is plenty of room for expansion of this component of the farm.Blueberry wine is delicious and not necessarily sweet.
Listing courtesy of Robert J. Schneider from Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.

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Christine Dunphy

740 Reagan Road
Bovina, NY 13740
PO Box 30
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