Buyers Wanted for Lost Creek Vineyards | Local News
Brothers Tom and Steve Frichtel have put up for sale 207 acres of prime Missouri farmland, woods and vineyards in rural Warren County, across the Missouri River from Berger.
The property comprises 12 acres of vines, producing 30 tonnes or more of Chardonel, Vignoles and Noiret grapes per year. The property also includes approximately 26 acres of cultivated row land, two creeks and adjoins the Missouri River. The Katy Trail crosses the property.
“We’re optimistic it will stay as a winery,” said general manager Larry Frichtel, who is Steve’s son and hopes to continue running Lost Creek after a sale. “My uncle and my father wanted to downsize and focus on other properties.”
Larry Frichtel said Tom and Steve Frichtel had met with officials from the Hoffmann family of companies and other potential buyers, but those discussions did not result in an offer. Lost Creek Vineyards was founded in 1997.
“The property itself has great potential,” said Larry Frichtel. “If you want to hunt on it, you can hunt on it. If you want to flood the funds for duck hunting, if you want to tear everything up and arrange it for houses.
He said the winery had been on sale for $4 million for almost three months with agent Phil Reid of Westbound Real Estate in Foristell.