Starting Bid $3.5M • List Price $7.5M
Auction Location: 2003 W Hanover Rd, Hanover, IL 61041
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Open House: November 1 • 1 – 4 PM CT
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Now is your chance to bid on a one-of-a-kind, multipurpose Midwest property. This lifestyle property is an excellent business opportunity – featuring a turn-key vineyard and winery – with tremendous growth potential. The property can also be used for farmland or recreational purposes where you can enjoy a variety of uses including hunting and fishing. Additionally, this property would make a fabulous bed and breakfast or a boutique winery! Located near the town of Galena, Illinois, the area is rich in both history and fertile lands, prime for growing fruitful wine grapes.
Situated in the rolling countryside of Hanover Village, the property has the second highest elevation in the state of Illinois and is only three hours from Chicago and two hours from Madison, Wisconsin. The 25± acre vineyard – with 45± acres available for future growth – is actively managed and produces award-winning red and white varietals. The wines produced on the property have won more than 50 medals, including 44 in international competition against more than 900 wineries.
The property will be auctioned as a whole and in multiple lots including the gorgeous main lodge built with the highest quality of craftsmanship, a cabin on the private, deeply stocked 5± acre lake, a guest lodge, winery equipment and much more!
Lodge 1: 2003 W Hanover Rd, Hanover, IL
Cabin: 1987 W Hanover Rd, Hanover, IL
Lodge 2: 2051 W Hanover Rd, Hanover, IL
Bulk juice inventory will be available for sale – subject to new owner having proper licenses – and may be purchased by the new owner of the winery!!
Rocky Waters consists of 2 vineyards planted over a 6-year period in the mid-1990s. The first is 10± acres with St Croix, Léon Millot and Foch varietals. The second is 15± acres with Foch, St. Pepin and Lacrosse varietals.
One hundred percent of the wine is made from estate-grown fruit. Rocky Waters has produced on average 70 tons of grapes and juice, maxing at 85 tons. The storage capacity is 18,000 gallons in the tanks. The winery has produced 14 different wines each of which has won awards around the country. The Rocky Waters wine retails for $14 to $28 per bottle and is currently self-distributed in Illinois only.
The two tasting areas, banquet room and winery can accommodate large events and tour groups allowing plenty of space to taste, purchase and even stay in one of the many living quarters. Click Here to visit the Rocky Waters website and learn more about the varietals.
The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. The rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement.
A visit to Galena is truly like stepping back in time. Fully 85 percent of Galena’s buildings are in a National Register Historic District. Even the scenic beauty of the surrounding hills and valleys is a testament to being untouched by time.
Discover for yourself why people enjoy this historic Mid-West city. Click Here to learn more.
Illinois winemakers use different grape varieties to produce a diversity of high-quality wines. The top six grape varietals grown in the state cover more than 75 percent of the state’s total grape acreage. Five of these grapes – Chambourcin, Seyval, Vignoles, Chardonel and Vidal Blanc – are “French Hybrids,” developed by crossing French grapes, such as the Chardonnay often grown in France and California, with native American vines. This cross-pollination results in grapes that produce excellent wine, but that are less susceptible to the effects of extreme cold – making them ideal for the Midwest’s unpredictable weather. The other grape in the top six, Norton, originates from native American vines.
Illinois wine makers work with French-American hybrid grapes, as well as vinifera and native varieties to blend and produce a diverse range of high-quality wines. From sweet refreshing whites to dry robust reds, Illinois offers every palate a favorite flavor and plenty to try. Click Here to see a map of Illinois and their wineries!
The economic impact of Illinois wines is substantial. Locally, 105 wineries and 1,107± grape acres have helped to drive up the economic impact of Illinois wine and vineyards to nearly $700 million in 2012. That’s a 120 percent increase in five years.
If you are interested in more detail about the economic impact of Illinois wine, Click Here to see the complete report.
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Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA, BAS
Mark Woodling, AARE
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Auction Conducted By:
Jennifer Holliday, Agent/Auctioneer
IL Real Estate License # 471018913
IL Auctioneers license # 441002206
In Association With:
John Zito Jr, Broker & Jacqueline Debes, Broker
IL Real Estate License # 475113063
IL Real Estate License # 475146453