Vineyard in Prosser, Washington

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Are you a lover of wine, and in search of a parcel of land on which you could experience the full  or part-time life of a vineyard owner?

Established Vineyard

It’s always best to get the information “straight from the horses mouth” as we used to say.  Below is a description of what may be just the right vineyard property for you.  The location is Prosser, Washington, near the Tri-Cities area.  The vineyard is “old vines”, which is exactly what you want in a vineyard.  Read what the owner has to say, and then give me a call to see if I can answer any further questions.

Vineyard: Located in Yakima Valley appellation. 8.66 A or wine grapes, on 8.9 A farm. Varieties: Merlot, 2.4A; Chardonnay 2.05A; Limberger 1.66A; Syrah .7 A; Riesling .44A; Cabernet sauvignon .38A; Semillon .3A, Sauvignon Blanc .3A; Cabernet Franc .26 A; Pinot noir .02A; Gamay .03A; Muscat .02A.

About 40% of the vineyard consists of “old vines” planted in 1975-1976, and the vineyard is one of the oldest in the state. The farm has been in the same family since 1955. The wine grapes were originally planted by George Carter, a pioneer researcher and wine maker for Washington State University, whose research facility is just east of this vineyard. Drip irrigation installed throughout. Senior water rights, essentially making the farm drought-proof, accompany the title. Grapes are presently contracted to four small Washington wineries and the remainder is sold to 25-30 home winemakers, most of whom are repeat customers. Gross receipts are approximately $35K per annum and expenses $20K per annum (with substantial owner participation in the labor). Washington wine country, recently highlighted in “Wine Spectator” produces top quality fruit and has a boundless future.

Equipment includes a propane-driven wind machine, two tractors, sprayer attachment, disk, mower, bird netting platform and nets, forklift, ditcher and winemaking equipment: high-capacity stemmer-crusher, press, plastic fruit boxes, etc.

The home is a 3BR 2 Bath 1100 sq ft frame dwelling with a current tenant, with rent at $500/month. Built in 1946. Also includes a 300 sq ft wine cellar. Home is situated on an elevated spot with a beautiful view of the valley and surrounding Horse Heaven Hills. An Edenic spot, including mature cedar, pine, poplar, locust and ginko trees. Includes a small orchard with apple, pear, apricot and plum trees.

Outbuildings include a small storage shed for winemaking equipment, a shop/storage building, an auto garage, and a tractor storage shed.

Taxes per annum are $1800 and water about $700. Drinking water is available by well on own property.

Asking price: $269K. Will throw in a 1969 Ford pickup for free.

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