A Long Island farm owned by bakery executive Robert Entenmann — with a winery, tasting room and a five-bedroom house — sold for $15 million in the priciest residential deal on the North Fork in a decade.
Entenmann’s family operated Martha Clara Vineyards, named after his mother, on the 205-acre (101-hectare) Big E Farm in Jamesport. The winery will stay: The buyer was the Rivero Gonzalez family, wine producers from Mexico who plan to expand their operations to the U.S., said Sheri Winter Clarry, the Corcoran Group agent who handled the sale.
The farm, owned for a generation by the family whose baked goods are ubiquitous on U.S. supermarket shelves, was first listed for sale in 2014 for $25 million, Clarry said. The price was later cut to $17.5 million. Robert Entenmann died in 2016 at the age of 88.
“It’s a piece of history,” Clarry said. “The house had a commercial baking kitchen that he used.”