Newsday's Mark Harrington is reporting today that:
"Sherwood House Vineyards this week put its 36-acre Mattituck property on the block for $4.1 million, joining a list of vineyards for sale that includes Ackerly Pond, Castello di Borghese, Galluccio Family Winery, Schneider Vineyards and several smaller properties.
At the same time, a "country vineyard estate" in Cutchogue owned by Mark Lieb of Lieb Vineyards went on the market for $7.75 million, along with 47.5 acres of property, according to Sotheby's International Realty Web site. Ed Petrie, the agent at Sotheby's handling the listing, declined to comment, and Lieb didn't return a phone call to the winery."
Sure makes me wish I had some extra dough in the ole bank account. I'm trying to get more details from Charles and Barbara Smithen (owners of Sherwood House) and Gary Madden (GM at Lieb Cellars.).
Just as interesting -- and I've heard rumors about this for quite some time -- it looks like Leucadia Corp, which bought Charles John Vineyards and Broadfields might be changing it's plans. They ripped out the old vines last year, but apparently the vines they were going to re-plant with are for sale.
I've been after Ben Sisson, vineyard manager for Leucadia and LENNDEVOURS reader, for an interview for a while, but the company line has been not to comment on anything.