Cutchogue’s Bedell Cellars hits market at $18M after Hollywood owner’s death

April 17, 2019 04:34PM

The upscale winery Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue has hit the market with a $17.9 million price, a month after its owner, Hollywood mogul Michael Lynne, died at 77 in late March, the New York Post reported. Lynne steered the once-obscure New Line Cinema studio, a Tinseltown powerhouse that made blockbusters like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, The New York Times reported. The three-piece property in Cutchogue spans more than 95 acres, 75 of which are covered in vines from 10 different grape varieties. It also has a handful of buildings, including a 309-year-old main residence, a cottage, a 10,000-square-foot winery, a 4,000-square-foot event space and others. The main house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was updated in 2002 and will come fully furnished with interiors by Vincente Wolf. The 1,825-square-foot main house has two stories, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a fireplace and a stonewall basement. The home is ringed by grounds designed by landscape architect Ed Hollander that include a patio, fountain, a 150-year-old maple tree and a working apple orchard. The listing also includes the 22-acre Corey Creek winery in Southold, according to 27east. Gary DePersia of the Corcoran Group has the listing. Newsday reported last week on a spate of new development coming to Cutchogue, a North Fork hamlet that lays claim to being the “sunniest spot in New York.” [New York Post]