Farmhouse in Autumn
SOLD – Farm & Vineyard Self-sustainable Infrastructure Opportunity (SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR LOTS FOR SALE)
Wine Tasting Bar
The 30+ acre biodynamic farm & vineyard comes with a euro-eco built farm house with multiple kitchen prep areas and wine tasting bar. Separate to the home are the agritourism studio and rental, barns,and winery building that is already in place. The landscape is stunning with market gardens, meadows and vineyard fed by live water. High volume creek, reservoirs and irrigation and power licenses with the province of BC make this farm a very desirable in the Gulf Islands. The farm and home living areas are run on alternative energy with solar array and high volume micro-hydro system on the farm’s own creek. Large generator with power house for shoulder times and for higher demand activities. Seton engineered wood boiler supplies the hot water and radiant heat to both buildings with kitchens. There are pastures, a mature orchard and producing vineyard in place with additional prepped areas for expansion. An extensive wood lot is included to provide perpetual woodfall for heating the boiler and a cozy glass doored woodstove when you feel the urge to sit by a wood fire.
Click on the picture to enlarge the view of the farm and vineyard:The farm has valley bottom land, terraced vineyard and a mountainside ocean view look out above the vineyard taking in the entire farm operation.
This is a beautiful permaculture designed farm and vineyard. Very unique natural wine vineyard offering truly organic management and mature vines that have developed disease resistance through bio-dynamic practices. Elderberry Lane Farm & Vineyard is a destination property waiting for further development. Here you will enjoy the woodland trails, ocean and vineyard view picnic and cabin sites.
The main farmhouse is a master crafted home that boasts exceptional detail and took approximately 5 years to complete. Below are some of the features of the farm home:
- Custom designed central in-wall and in-floor radiant hot water heating system
- Solid fir floors upstairs
- Imported Italian porcelain tiles main floor
- Woodwork, French doors, tasting bar and kitchen cabinetry made on site by Swiss guild master craftsman
- Hand plastered walls
- Douglas Fir exposed 20 foot span beamed ceiling
- Extensive interior wood finishing and carriage rails
- Solar/battery/inverter/water wheel turbine/large diesel backup generator
- Additional on demand hot water systems
- Propane and electric alternative energy appliances
- Built in vacuum system on both floors
- Gourmet kitchen, tasting bar, dining, living area, powder room, laundry, sauna, processing pantry and cold storage lockers, cedar and glass roofed large porch with entry on main floor
- Large master bedroom, office, 4 piece bath, fireplace sitting area, large walk up balcony on upper floor
- 9 foot main floor ceilings with vaulted upper floor ceilings
- All finishes eco-friendly
- 360 foot drilled well, 20 foot deep clear water dug pond/reservoir, enlarged natural pond with storage licence, creek and canal water storage system, gravity fed water system, pressure compensated drip irrigation system, water storage tanks of 5,000 gallons
The fully serviced, self-contained guest studio (with a second studio built to lock up) was completed approximately 3 years ago. These are large open loft studios with dormers and glass French doors which open onto extra-large walk up sunny balconies on the second floor of the winery building. This complex is the largest building on farm and was built with location milled timbers using a crane method of construction with massive posts and beams and secured with custom made iron brackets.
There is another separate barn with animal loafing area and 3 stalls, a 2 bay garage with workshop, a wine processing room, a large storage loft, and super height covered boat storage.
On the farm a wild pond below spills over to drive water turbine for the ample micro-hydro and your own off-grid power plant. The vineyard has a 20 foot deep water reservoir with a gravity fed drip irrigation permaculture system. Granitic terraced gravel vineyard has a south eastern exposure which is perfect terroir for the natural wine champagne style grapes (ten year old vines). 1,650 ft² two story European – Westcoast home crafted by Swiss master on lush acres with many water assets (ponds, creek, and canals). Free utilities and low farm taxes support sustainable and independent lifestyle.
Touring the property it becomes evident that there has been a deep and intentional level of planning with attention to detail, form and function. There is an accomplished sense of self-sustainability you can take pride in sharing. With eco thoughtfulness, the beauty of individuality make this a farm and vineyard of the future!
Location: Southwestern quarter of Lasqueti Island, facing to Parksville/Qualicum Beach and only 3.5 KM from the ferry and downtown Lasqueti services.
Access: A foot passenger only ferry (no cars) which leaves French Creek Harbour on Vancouver Island (midway between Parksville and Qualicum Beach) and arrives at False Bay on Lasqueti Island. The trip takes 50 minutes. The ferry makes 2 to 3 round trips per day, 5-6 days a week. You can check the ferry schedules at www.lasqueti.ca or call the Lasqueti Island Ferries directly at 1-205-333-8787.
Improvements: 1,650 ft² Coastal Douglas Fir frame home completed in 2010 plus guest studios, winery building, barn with workshops, wine making room and tall boat storage port.
Services: Solar and micro-hydro power, 24V conversion to 110V. Six burner gourmet propane stove with griddle, electric off grid fridge, freezers, laundry. Fully equipped second kitchen and processing pantry. Waterford wood stove up. Seton Montana engineered wood boiler supplies a German system radiant heating and hot water system, additional on demand Paloma hot water. Multiple and generous water sources for home, guest stay, farm and vineyard use. Two septic systems supply the home and commercial areas.
Recreation: Lasqueti can be explored on foot, by vehicle, by taxi or by bicycle. Lasqueti is one of the most beautiful and warmest of the Gulf Islands with much culture including music, fine arts, creative writing, festivals and awe inspiring outdoor recreational opportunities. For services there is the Provisions general store and bakery with café, a restaurant, pub, gas station, school (K-8), recycling, free store, new health center, and an amazing community hall. There are a number of options for accommodation, but these need to be booked in advance.
Lasqueti is a haven for those who enjoy the water by boat. You can motor, sail or paddle your way through the String of Pearls, Jedediah Island Marine Park, the Fegan and Finnerty Groups, visit coves, reefs, rock walls, islands, Crown islets, fish, dive, and harvest your own feast on the clam and oyster beaches.
Lasqueti Island is a vibrant, growing community that is popular with eco and adventure tourists seeking an off-the-grid experience. Click Here to see more pictures on the Gallery Page.