I just heard this morning that the vineyards and buildings once associated with Rivendell Winery are for sale and on the market. The winery itself is moving to a new location.

For $1.6 million, you can get 45 acres, a 3,000 square foot pavilion (currently the tasting room) and three single-family residences and several outbuildings on the property.

The property, located in Gardiner, NY on the Shawangunk Wine Trail in the Hudson Valley region, is a little off the beaten path, but the tasting room/building is absolutely beautiful. Nena and I were there a few years ago and really saw a lot of potential. The grounds weren’t as manicured as we’re used to here on Long Island, but again, the potential is there.

Anyone want to loan me $1.599 milion?

There is not a winery proper on the grounds (I don’t think), and many of RIvendell’s best wines are made with fruit from Long Island and the Finger Lakes, but compared to Long Island vineyard/winery prices, this is a bargain in a location easily accessible for Manhattanites. A virtual tour is available online.

The current owners are the same people who own the two Vintage New York shops in Manhattan.