Beech Grove / Roseland
Nelson County, Virginia
BRLM can confirm this evening that Wintergreen Winery properties is under contract to be sold to local businessman Todd Rath and his partners. The years old winery was to be sold at an absolute auction on Friday – June 19th. “Myself and partners in my real estate group have completed a contract to purchase the 27 acres known as Wintergreen Winery on Beach Grove Road,” Rath told BRLM around 5:30 Thursday afternoon.
The winery originally opened back in 1992. It was eventually sold to different partners and continued operating until a few months ago when the auction was announced. Below is a Facebook post by Tamara Stone announcing the closure to customers.
“We have been eyeing the area for months and drafting plans to build on real estate owned by Kim (Rath – Todd’s wife) and I across from Silverback Distillery. Our plans have changed a bit with these developments. We plan on making our front 17 acres into total agriculture growing apples, black cherry’s, strawberries and more, creating an amazing farm at the base of the Blue Ridge,” Rath continued in our Thursday discussion.
Rath went on to say their event center will overlook the farm in its entirety. “Basically anything we can make flavored local ciders out of. Were excited for whats to come here at the former Wintergreen Winery.”
Rath says they expect to begin making changes to the old winery within 30 days pending licensing.
More details as they unfold.