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Napa Valley Winery Permit
Conn Valley Road

St. Helena, CA
Offered at US$3,995,000
Status: Active
Type: Land
Lot Size: 2  Acres

Property Description

Only three miles east of the village of St. Helena and a quarter mile from scenic Lake Hennessey, the Franco-Swiss Winery is one of the last undeveloped relics of Napa Valley’s nearly forgotten past. Located in picturesque Conn Valley, with its timeless oaks, madrones and California bay laurel trees, the site’s idyllic rural ambiance is a reminder of a simpler, gentler time. Shuttered more than a century ago, the 13,034-square-foot Franco-Swiss Winery which began operating in 1872, is the very last pre-Prohibition era winery in the Napa Valley still awaiting restoration. This offering provides a rare opportunity to restore it to its previous splendor. The two-acre property boasting a 300 ft road frontage and two access points along Conn Valley Road, features a 20,000 gallon approved and vested winery use permit with an allowance of 120 visitors/week and 19 events per year. Additionally, there is a 2,200 sq. ft. historic barn which is permitted for offices and flex space. The property also enjoys a completed perc test and potential for residential build-out. Once restored, the Franco-Swiss Winery will provide a distinctive and special Napa Valley experience – a trophy asset that will appeal to ultra-premium and luxury wine aficionados as well as lovers of Napa Valley history. Carry on the tradition of fine winemaking first established in the 1800’s when it was written, “The quality of grapes produced by the Franco-Swiss Winery is evidenced by the wines now in the cellar – one of which, the Zinfandel claret we have rarely seen equaled.” 

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