Dreaming of relaxing in your own vineyard with a breathtaking waterfront view? You’re in luck—the rare gem of Bohemia Manor Farm, a historic estate turned vineyard, winery, and event venue in Chesapeake City, Maryland, is for sale and it can all be yours for $13 million.
Situated on 368 acres with over two miles of waterfront, the estate boasts a 12,750-square-foot Georgian-style brick home, fully renovated guest house, and multiple other buildings, all overlooking the scenic Bohemia River.
The Manor home was built by Sen. Thomas Bayard in 1920 and restoration completed in 2005. The home features 11 bedrooms, 9 full and 4 half baths, 10 fireplaces, a grand ballroom, temperature-controlled storage rooms, a basement, four-car garage, and a swimming pool.
Chesapeake City was first known as Bohemia Manor, a plantation created by the Bohemian colonist and first lord of the manor, Augustine Herman. The town’s name was changed in 1839 after the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (C&D Canal) was built in 1829.
Chateau Bu-De Winery & Vineyard, with 30,000 visitors per year and several hundred wine club members, is the crown jewel of the estate. The vineyard, established in 2014, boasts nearly 60,000 vines of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, Gruner Veltliner, pinot blanc, cabernet sauvignon, cab franc, and pinot noir, all producing high-quality grapes for award-winning wines. The state-of-the-art 11,500-square-foot production facility, 15,000-square-foot tasting room with ballroom and entertainment spaces, and a 5,000-square-foot storage barn, make this winery a top destination for wine lovers. Which means you will have to share the fruits of the property’s prosperity.
Upwards of 5,000 cases are produced annually, with 10,000 case capacity custom production tanks and goods storage room. Bohemia Manor Farm also offers a thriving wedding and event venue business, with events booked into 2024. Food is served on site, and the Tasting Room building includes a full catering kitchen.
Of the 368 acres, 346 are under conservation easement, and 138 acres are leased out to third-party farmers for additional income.
The real estate agents and brokers say this location is a great place to start up a bed and breakfast or restaurant, or a short-term rental in conjunction with using the vineyard as an event venue. The vineyards can continue to be used for estate wine or bulk sales, or leased to third parties for passive income, while the winery can be maintained or increased, or rented as a custom crush facility to other vineyards in the area.
This offering includes many valuable pieces of high-end machinery and equipment, as well as intangible assets such as the trademarks of Bohemia Manor Farm and the name Augustine Herman.Inventory will be sold separately. An additional 69 acres are also available for purchase. Key staff willing to stay on under new ownership.
Got a few million to spare on your own vineyard? Contact Virginia Estates, Inc.