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For sale: Maine winery, known for summer concerts, is looking for its next act

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Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery in Union, Maine, is on the market for $1,495,000. Courtesy of Pam Gushee, Holly Savage and Josh Callahan

Instead of closing the curtains, the owners of a popular family-run farm and winery in Maine known for its intimate summer concert series are looking to pass the mic on to new ownership.

Listed by the Portland Press Herald in 2019 as one of the top 101 things to do in Maine, Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, located at 174 Barrett Hill Road in Union, is on the market for $1,495,000, according to the listing broker, Pam Gushee of RE/Max Jaret & Cohn. Included in the sale: a six-bedroom, two-bath single-family home; a barn; wine-making and catering equipment; a website; a wine-tasting room that features a small commercial kitchen; seven event tents; tables and chairs for 150 guests; 1,000 cases of wine; and 2,000 gallons of bulk inventory wine.

The property is on a 50-acre lot of which 3.5 acres hosts a hybrid of some 2,000 grapevines and blueberries that have helped cultivate the winery’s 17 varieties since the start of production in 2002.

In this July 27, 2012, file photo, wild blueberries await harvesting in Maine. —(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

The approximately 4,000-square-foot single-family home is a Colonial that dates to 1850. “The six-bedroom home/owners quarters would make a great BnB with mountain views!” the listing reads. “This business is profitable as is.”

Adjacent to the home is a barn, built in 1790, that is equipped with 95 solar panels that cover nearly all of the electrical needs of the winery, tasting room, and a significant part of the heating for the home, according to the listing. There are engineering plans to convert the barn into an event space.

The outdoor parking and concert venue can hold 2,000 guests.

Savage Oakes’ summer concert series previously featured big names like Amos Lee, Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls, and Rick Springfield. Blues Traveler was set to perform August 15, but the event was canceled due to state regulations on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Correction: Because of incorrect information given to Boston.com, a previous version of this story posted photos of a listing unrelated to the winery.