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Design for Sale: Charlevoix Vineyard

Just miles from the active downtown shopping and dining district in Charlevoix, Michigan, a charming two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vineyard property fitted with a turn-key winery operation rests on 13 rolling acres of beautiful Northern Michigan land.

Established in 2007, the commercially licensed winery produces small batch wines from estate grown grapes and is certified with the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, making it a rare opportunity for new owners to take their passion for wine to the next level. The property is listed at $749,000 with Pat O’Brien and Associates Real Estate, a Boyne City and Charlevoix-based real estate brokerage firm specializing in Northern Michigan’s luxury, residential, lakefront, and commercial properties.

The scenic vineyard property comprises more than two acres of trellised grape vines in Riesling and Cayuga White varietals, as well as a custom-designed 34-by-30-foot production building and an additional 47-by-40-foot pole barn and workshop. The wine processing structure on-site was purposefully built into a hillside for natural temperature control and insulation for wine storing. The residence on-site was also built with energy efficient systems that minimize consumption for its 920-square-foot structure.

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Efficient in other forms as well, the residence’s interior layout merges kitchen, dining, and living space through a generous island countertop and bar, which segments the open floorplan and serves as its own intimate dining area. A loft tucked under the A-line roof creates a cozy bedroom experience overlooking the roomy interior. Naturally buffed, knotty pine mingles with generous windows in the loft—and throughout the home—to create a light-filled cabin with generous views of its natural surroundings, which can also be enjoyed from a three-season porch room off the back of the home.

A more interactive spot to relax in and enjoy the natural acreage is a peaceful pond on-site, or the large fenced-in garden that allows owners to harvest homegrown produce alongside the bounties of the vineyard. Whether gardening, reading from the three-season porch, enjoying the loft’s heightened vantage point, or working among the grape vines, this vineyard property is a unique find amid Northern Michigan’s network of winery operations and picturesque residential properties.


Photography: Dan Hasty