Income-bearing, Premier Vineyard & Wedding Venue for Sale

Blue Elk Vineyard, 88 Rivers Edge Road, North East, Maryland 21901, USA


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This unique 80-acre waterfront vineyard estate with expansive views of the Elk River is located in the luxurious horse country of North East, Cecil County, Maryland. This extremely rare Chesapeake Bay waterfront property is a legacy family compound currently operated as a premier income-producing winery with a 14-acre vineyard, as well as, a destination wedding venue boasting three unique settings. It also offers four meticulously renovated homes, situated with remodeled barn,, pastures, a stable wine-tasting room, tillable farmland, private shoreline, sandy beach and a 300-foot private dock. It can easily be transformed into a private family estate, equestrian training facility, competition venue or continue to be an income producing property as vineyard or wedding venue in whole or in part.

An additional land parcel of 70 acres is available for $1M allowing for a net option to secure 150 continuous acres.

Each of the estate’s homes reflect special details, functional living spaces with modern finishes, and abundant water views. An elegant, well-appointed 1930s Georgian Manor House sits majestically on a landscape overlooking manicured rolling lawn and pastoral farmland with plenty of room for additional barns, houses, or fenced pastures. A country chic, renovated event barn and tasting room are on site, as well as a Nantucket-style beach house venue, two traditional farmhouses, stables, and functional office space. Screened porches, balconies, patios, and verandas bring the outside in, creating unique private outdoor gathering spaces throughout the grounds. The majestic landscape and water-access options provide access to Chesapeake Bay living at its best.


Blue Elk Vineyard, 14 acres of hillside along the shores of the Elk River, produce grapes unique to the area. The tasting room in the winery, created in the stable stalls of the original 1930s horse barn on the estate, offers an intimate and historic celebration experience. Red wines, white wines, and craft ciders produced at the winery are named to honor the spirit of elk and the Elk River.


The first level of The Barn offers endless options for parties and entertaining. Converted historic horse stalls, accommodating six to eight guests in each stall, can be used for an intimate cocktail party, a wine tasting, or a dinner party. The stable’s brick floors throughout create a historic charm that takes guests back in time. Ample seating invites guests to linger over conversation, cocktails, or relaxed dining.


The grand Georgian Manor House and its expansive veranda are the heart of the estate’s activities. Situated high on the banks of the Elk River, the elegant four-bedroom two-story clapboard house and its towering white columns and expansive stone porch overlook the water’s edge. The house’s grand foyer with wood paneling and oak floors welcomes visitors to a spacious great room with fireplaces at both ends, bay windows, built-ins, and French doors exposing the land’s water views. The adjacent dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows with equally magnificent views. Two butler’s pantries connect the great room and dining room to a state-of-the-art kitchen with granite countertops and modern appliances. A mudroom offers entry into the changing area with multiple bathrooms and a double sink. A back stairway leads to a changing room next to one of the upstairs bedrooms. A dramatic front stairway leads to the second-story bedrooms and baths. Three of the bedrooms have access to private balconies. Two of the second-floor bedrooms have ensuites and two of the bedrooms share a bathroom. At 4,000+/- square feet, the house’s functional elegance provides a relaxed setting for entertaining family and friends.


The estate’s 1930s barn is the ideal wedding/entertainment venue. Whether you host lavish wedding parties in The Barn’s spacious second-floor ballroom or organize intimate gatherings in the historic stalls converted to tasting areas for the vineyard’s wines on the first floor, the experience will be memorable for guests. Stone and rustic wood paneling abound, creating a relaxed country chic feel. Meticulously renovated interior and modern amenities, like a state-of-the-art kitchen, a serving bar, and outdoor elevator access, make this space suitable for a commercial wedding venue, retreat center, or any level of entertaining accommodating 120 guests. The Barn’s proximity to two of the estate’s guest houses – The Farmhouse and The Barracks – form uniquely suited accommodations for wedding guests, Airbnb’s, family, or friends.


An expansive grassy lawn stretches down to the water’s edge and includes a venue pad large enough for a tent to accommodate up to 300 people with modern outdoor bathroom facilities nearby to accommodate guests. Spectacular views and bay breezes contribute to an ideal location for outdoor weddings, corporate gatherings, or events of any kind. The estate’s private beach and a majestic 300-foot-long pier provide easy access to the Elk River, as well as to the deep water of the shipping channel for the nearby Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

A three-bedroom Nantucket-style cedar-sided waterside cottage features vaulted ceilings, cedar walls, Brazilian wood flooring, and resort-style furnishings – extending the feel of nature inside. French doors off the kitchen/dining/great room combination open to a waterside screened porch and an airy open porch. The upstairs Master Suite also has double French doors that open to a balcony overlooking the rolling lawn and Elk River. The state-of-the-art kitchen features modern appliances and cement countertops. A rustic wood-beamed ceiling and built-ins on both sides of a wood-burning stone fireplace in the great room create a comfortable gathering space. The first-floor bedroom also offers water views and a private bathroom. Upstairs two bedrooms share a full bath. The upstairs master bedroom overlooks the dining area with impressive views of the river. A full basement offers ample storage.


Off the circular driveway, via a brick sidewalk, are two adjacent houses – The Farmhouse and the Barracks.

The Farmhouse offers spacious gathering areas for weddings, group events, or a preparation area. French doors off the dining/kitchen area offer access to a roomy screened porch with excellent water views. An upstairs suite provides a private bedroom, dressing room and half bath. The Farmhouse also has restrooms with an outside entrance.


The Barracks is a country-style two-bedroom house accented with rustic features. The main gathering room, which showcases reclaimed wood and brick flooring, has an open bar area with seating for 5 to 10 people, along with a variety of games and entertainment features. Whimsical features in the kitchen include a unique sink recommissioned from the cow pasture. A second-story bedroom offers dressing areas and a bathroom.

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