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Unique wine retail and tasting business for sale
Date Posted:
Friday, October 25th
Property Type:
Upper Lake, CA
Lake County
Upper Lake Valleys (Proposed)
Anthony Kay Partners, LLC
Business offered for sale - $40,000
Unique wine retail and tasting venue with bonus function as an art gallery located in Northern California. Located in a corner property in a charming western town across the street from a 5-star hotel, and restaurant, customers enjoy sampling fine award-winning wines from the region featuring a myriad of varietals grown in volcanic soils. In operation for 12 years, the business occupies a historical 1920’s building with original stamped tin 11.5' ceiling and cement floor. Tastings and by the glass servings are poured at a 17 foot long Fir wood top bar mounted on an adobe plastered straw bale base. Alcoves offer spaces for seating and merchandise display. The ambiance is warm and inviting. Excellent reputation among both industry vintners and customers, as well as in the community.

Wine inventory is vetted and sourced from vintners in the region and from other vintners who have sourced fruit from the region. Customers include both locals and tourists. The business enjoys a growing wine club and has developed a digital mailing list in excess of 900. 942 followers on Facebook with a rating of 5.0. Website presence provides contact/address info, details upcoming events and vintner’s brands in inventory.

The business offers specialized food and wine pairings at art receptions, educational/exploratory vertical tastings, seated small plate gourmet food and wine pairings, Sip & Paint classes with a qualified instructor, book signings, tastings for tour groups, and the venue can be reserved for private events. Artworks are juried, shown and sold (with commission retained by the business) on a rotating schedule. Non-wine inventory is either purchased wholesale for resale or has been consigned by Makers.

Operating with an ABC Type 42 license (On-Sale Beer & Wine – Public Premises), this license would be transferred to the new owner.
Typical inventory (fluctuates monthly) is estimated at $21,000 at cost. Tremendous potential for growth.
Contact Information
Anthony Kay Partners, LLC
John McGann