Established in July 2015, as the Reverie Creamery & Cheese Shop later opening the Reverie Wine Shop in November of 2021, beginning a rebranding of the name to Reverie Cheese & Wine Shop. The business, located a short drive from Chautauqua Institution, is an award-winning producer of organic grass-fed cow’s milk artisan cheeses. In addition to their cheeses, the shop carries a variety of gourmet items from all over the world, and from domestic and local producers. Whether one is looking for mouth-watering cheeses, a wine experience, something unique or special for their table, or a gift, shopping at the Reverie Cheese & Wine Shop is a real treat for the senses. Their cheeses have won awards at the American Cheese Society and New York State competitions.
Reverie Cheese & Wine Shop, located at 3943 RT 394 in Mayville, NY, is being offered as a successfully operating, turnkey business, including real estate. This business is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking for opportunities in running agritourism, being merchants and tour operators of regional food and wine tasting, hosting planned events, and so on. Current cheese production is limited to finishing (aging) and follows traditional methods in a facility that complies with New York State and Federal regulations. The businesses possess licenses for the sale of off-premise beers and ciders, as well as wine (Reverie Wine Shop). Equipment and inventory can be included per negotiation. If one is interested, please contact Karen Goodell and/or Michael McVinney of ERA Team VP for detailed information about this business opportunity. Alternatively, one can visit the website for more information on the Sale of Reverie Cheese & Wine Shop.
The shop has established partnerships with many admired local producers. When describing his business ethos, Riko Chandra, the current owner said, “Collaboration and partnership are in our DNA. We strive to be a part of the local network economy – Together we are strong!” Current and past partners include Big Inlet Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing Company, as well as Johnson Estate Winery. These partners provide excellent beer and wine pairings for their cheeses. They sell many unique gift items, honey, and maple syrup from local producers, as well as handmade cheeseboards crafted by a local artisan using wood sourced from the Chautauqua region. The Reverie Cheese & Wine Shop is a destination retail experience serving the broader Chautauqua Lake area. Items can also be purchased online. Reverie Wine Shop was established to offer wine pairing to the gourmet cheese and food from the Reverie Cheese Shop. Reverie Wine Shop offers wide variety of wines from all over the world produced with organic and biodynamic methods. Karen Goodell said, “I have been a loyal customer since Reverie opened – It is my “Go-To” place for appetizers, gourmet food, and gifts. The addition of the wine shop is a dream come true and a much needed resource in our area!!”
With the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has focused on finishing cheeses (aging) and building its retail sales, including online sales, which have increased dramatically. Before the pandemic, catering at weddings and parties, and the curation of gift items and gift boxes for corporate and private clients were a big part of the business. This can be built back up again as they finally say goodbye to lockdowns and restrictions. The business also briefly operated a cafe serving light meals sourcing ingredients from local farmers – another development opportunity for the future.
Mrs. Goodell and Mr. McVinney are Chautauqua Lake natives and real estate advisors with extensive experience in the real estate industry, including commercial real estate. They, along with their team at ERA Team VP, serve the Chautauqua Lake area and are the number one stop for all one’s real estate needs. When asked about the listing of the Reverie Creamery & Wine Shop, Michael said, “As someone who has built my career in the Chautauqua Lake area, it is a privilege to work with innovative and successful local businesses. Whoever buys this business will become a part of the fabric of our community and its ongoing success!”
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Michael McVinney, Associate Broker | Commercial Team Leader
23 East Third St, Suite 100