Cunningham Creek – Monticello AVA Virginia Winery with Events Venue Space
Welcome to Cunningham Creek Winery and your opportunity to own a turn-key award-winning boutique winery in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail. Beginning in 2012, the current owners transformed this former cattle farm into a thriving destination for wine lovers near and far. The first vines were planted in 2013 followed by successive plantings to expand the vineyard to approximately 13 acres of Cab Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Gris and Viognier grapes. There is space for you to expand the current vineyard on the 60+ acre property.
All of the wine is made on premises in the state-of-the-art production area completed in 2017. The winery space has the capacity to produce 4000 cases annually. Current production is approximately 2000 cases per year, which allows you to increase production or gain additional income from custom crush clients. The production equipment is a winemaker’s dream, including 7 custom-made stainless-steel tanks, 100+ French oak barrels, 2000-liter press, sorting table, de-stemmer, 2 elevators, 2 pumps, a forklift and more. The wines produced here have won many awards, including coveted gold medals from the Virginia Governor’s Cup. Approximately, 98% of the wine is currently sold on-site to tasting room customers and CCW’s sizeable Wine Club membership. There is untapped potential to increase sales outside the tasting room by working with a distributor.
The tasting room and outdoor space were designed to create an atmosphere that welcome guests to stay awhile and enjoy their favorite wines. It was purpose built to support visitors year-round. The large indoor space comfortably seats 80 guests at a combination of tables & chairs, sofas & soft chairs. Guests are surrounded by art which adorns the walls, as well as quilts from the local Piecemaker’s group. In the winter, a large stone wood burning fireplace adds to the welcoming ambiance. There is a “music corner” for indoor music, which doubles as a children’s play area when not used for music. Snacks and unique gift items are available in the Farm Store. Additionally, there is a private room that is regularly rented for small parties and business meetings. There are 3 restrooms inside, one with an external door, which makes it unnecessary to rent additional restrooms for most events.
When you step outside, you’re greeted with a beautiful view of vineyard, trees and rolling hills. There is again a variety of seating options on the L-shaped deck, as well as a large manicured lawn area. The deck can seat 42 guests at a combination of table and chair sets; all of which have a view of the music stage below the vines. The main deck has a retractable waterproof covering. Off the deck, there are picnic table and tables and chair sets under 12 pergolas also with retractable waterproof awnings. For guests who prefer small group seating, there are clusters of Adirondack chairs scattered on the lawn. Again, all can see and enjoy the live music on the outdoor stage. Surrounding the pergolas the lawn stretched to the trees, vines and dog park to offer plenty of room for large groups to spread out and kids to play. The dog parked is fenced so dogs and their people can romp freely. There is a water pump and, in summer, a dog pool in the dog park.
Cunningham Creek Winery is perfectly constructed to offer many special events including weekly live music, food trucks and yoga. Team trivia and music bingo are offered monthly and have a large following. The large ample seating in the tasting room and outside allow for live music to proceed year-round despite the weather. There are a variety of annual events throughout the year in which CCW partners with community non-profit organizations. The annual Harvest Fest, which boasts a one-of-a-kind mini-pumpkin slingshot, and the Easter Cork Hunt with a visit from “the real” Easter Bunny is among the highly anticipated annual events.
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an award-winning winery with a talented and experienced staff, Cunningham Creek Winery is waiting for you!
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