PREMIER AUCTIONS : Kluge Estates Winery

Sold for $8 Million!  901+/- acre estate offered in five tracts. Lender Acquired Property

Home to one of the most prestigious wineries along the East Coast, Kluge Estate Winery is located near the birthplace of American and Virginian viticulture, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. This prestigious locale, surrounded by some of the nation's most exclusive residences, encompasses the beauty of the Virginia countryside with scenic views and majestic, natural landscape.

Kluge Estate Winery is within the Monticello AVA in the central Piedmont area and has excellent natural conditions receiving 211 growing days during season. Planted with ten varieties of grape, the soil quality and orientation of the vines at Kluge Estate have been carefully managed to produce an assortment of world-class still and sparkling wines including Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay, as well as a trio of food-friendly wines known as the Albemarle brand.

In addition to 164+/- acres currently under vine, there are 60+/- acres of clear land that has ideal slope and elevation for future planting. The vineyards and rolling green hills provide an enchanting backdrop to the picturesque setting of this estate which also offers wooded residential tracts wonderfully suited for residential development, recreational use, or timber.


Tract 1

Spectacular 94+/- acre wooded, residential tract ideal for constructing a country home. The property has access to Carter’s Mountain Road can also be dedicated to timber or recreational use.

Tract 2

With frontage on Carter’s Mountain Road, this 21+/- acre property can be subdivided into 5 tracts for residential development. The tract is adjacent to the original planted vineyard on tract 3.

Tract 3

Planted in ’99-’00, this 131.7+/- acres tract contains the original vineyard as well as the winery production building, 2 2BD/1BA cottages, a barrel cave that can hold approximately 500 barrels, and a modular office. The winery production building is constructed with metal exterior and exposed beam ceilings.

Tract 5

Situated on 6+/- acres, the tract has an exquisite farm shop and tasting room with a full-sized kitchen that is ideal for a variety of uses.

Tract 6

This sprawling 647+/- acre tract has planted vines, event pavilion, large office barn, a carriage museum, and three cottages ideal for staff or guest accommodations. Within this gorgeous property, there are acres of planted vines and 60+/- acres of clear land that has ideal slope and elevation for future planting. Adorned with rolling hills and breathtaking views, this tract is truly amazing.

The historic town of Charlottesville is bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Rivana River. A desirable weekend destination of Northern Virginia and the metro DC areas, Charlottesville offers year round recreational opportunities and close proximity to attractions such as Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trial and Skyline Drive. Known for Civil War battlefieds, Monticello and James Monroe's estate, Ash Lawn, Charlottesville is a charming and scenic locale and home to the University of Virginia.



Registration begins at 11:30 A.M. (ET). To register to bid at the auction, the following registration fee(s) will be required:

$250,000.00 Tract #6 or entirety; $100,000.00 Tract #3; $10,000.00 Per #1, #2 or #5 (each)

Registration fees must be presented in certified funds only and must be made payable to the bidder.



The sale begins at 1:00 P.M. (ET). The Auction will take place on site at the Event Pavilion, located at 100 Grand Cru Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902.


From Charlottesville: Travel south on Monticello Ave (VA-20). Turn left onto Thomas Jefferson Parkway (VA-53) and travel 3.2 miles. Turn right onto James Monroe Parkway (County Rd. 795) and travel 2.6 miles. James Monroe Parkway turns into Carters Mountain Road. Continue for 1.7 miles. Turn right into the property at 100 Grand Cru Drive.


An auction representative will be available beginning March 24th through April 6th from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. daily. Tours of the property will be by appointment only. You may contact the J. P. King auction representative directly at 256.504.3178 during these designated dates to schedule your personal tour.

For your personal Helicopter Tour please call HeloAir to schedule your appointment at 888.359.4356.


A ten-percent (10%) Buyer's Premium will be added to the winning bid price to arrive at the total contract price paid by the Buyer.

Farm & Winery Equipment Auction

Please contact Harry Davis Company at or 412.765.1170 for a complete list of inventory including equipment, wine and trademarks.


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