Leer Vineyards to sell…
In a press release issued this week, the Leer family announced their plans to sell their growing business:
Stefan and Tanisha Leer would like to announce that Leer Vineyards is currently up for sale. We have built something amazing here in Byron, which is why, this was such a difficult decision. Buying this vineyard and turning it into a successful event venue while making fantastic wine has been incredibly rewarding. Consequently, Heroic Red just won Double Gold in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine Competition! We were welcomed into this community with open arms by wonderful people that became loyal customers. We want to be transparent with the community and our supporters so that everyone understands why we are making this decision and to be reassured that we will continue business as usual until sold.
Every concert, wedding, private party, and event will be honored. We will continue to book events and when we get a buyer we will make sure to add those events to the details of the sale. If we are living out of the area, and the buyer chooses, Stefan and I pledge to come back to see these events through. It is our hope that we will find someone that wants to continue what we have built here. Big name country singers are learning about this area and want to play here! Offering such amazing concerts to the members of this community and surrounding areas is a huge deal. We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and pray that someone else will simply continue to build this business into a bigger better venue.
When we moved to this vineyard we did not have our little angel Keegan. Once he came into the picture it became more difficult for Tanisha to help in the tasting room and run events. Living on the property makes it difficult to leave work and head home for some rest and relaxation. Stefan also has three older children that live in Texas and he used to go every other weekend to see them. This line of work has taken away from our weekends and he doesn’t get to Texas half as much as he use to. Starting Vine + Grain in The Streets of Brentwood also took a large amount of our time. We have recently sold our half of that bar and have decided that the best thing for our family is to sell the vineyard, downsize and spend more time with our little one because they are only little once and for such a short period of time.
Over the last several months we have stepped back from the vineyard and the bottom line is that this place thrives when we are here pouring our hearts into it. We did that in the beginning and owe our faithful customers that much. Unfortunately we cannot give that much anymore. We are hopeful that we will find the person who can! Until that happens we will continue to put on events, Wine Down Fridays and concerts. You will see more of both of us around the vineyard and we will continue to create a fun environment for everyone who comes out. We are committed to this community until this vineyard is no longer ours that is our promise!