If you have a deep love for wine and history and you’re looking for a piece of the North Fork to make yours, we have the ultimate home for you.
“Enter a property steeped in history. The original home dates back to 1680 and is filled with reminders of its storied past,” said listing agent Joseph DiVello of Century 21 Albertson Realty. “As the homestead of Long Island’s first vineyard, it has established itself as a permanent chapter in the story of the North Fork.”
And now is the time for you to make it yours.
The 66-acre property, located in Cutchogue, includes the main country farmhouse, a Gunite inground pool, a circa 1800’s barn, and several other detached structures, with a 3.74-acre building envelope.
“The property is comprised of two farms, which total 66 Acres. There is a 46-acre property which encompasses the home on a 5.17-acre reserve area, and a 20-acre farm which includes a buildable 3.74-acre reserve area.,” added DiVello.
The farmhouse itself is made up of four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with spacious rooms boasting panoramic sights of preserved farmland and vast vineyard views.
Off the grand dining room, you’ll find French doors leading to the Gunite pool and patio.
Not only is the original home 341 years old, but there is also a hidden prohibition room that rests below the 1800s hand-hewn barn.
Historically, the home was renovated by Louisa Hargrave, the founder of the Long Island Wine Region. When the Hargrave Vineyard was listed for sale, it caught the eye of Ann Marie and Marco Borghese, a Philadelphia couple who loved wine and had a deep respect for tradition.
In 1999 the vineyard was renamed Castello di Borghese: Castle of the Borgheses. The family brought a dedication to their new life’s work and produced vintage after vintage of award-winning wines.
“As the farmstead that founded the Long Island Wine Region, this home and its properties began the historic tale that now spreads throughout the region, touching both forks, and cementing its place in the storybooks of the North Fork,” DiVello told us.
The property is listed at $3,690,000.
See the complete listing here.