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Title:
HIGHGROVE ESTATE: IN A CLASS BY ITSELF
Date Posted:
Wednesday, January 15th
Property Type:
Location:
Helvetia, OR
County:
Washington
Appellation:
Willamette Valley AVA
Acres:
93+
Price:
6500000
Company:
Oregon Vineyard Property (Premiere Property Group)
Description:
HIGHGROVE ESTATE: IN A CLASS BY ITSELF
Exquisite Country Estate with Organically Farmed Vineyard, Orchards and Grounds
It is our honor at Oregon Vineyard Property to work with some of the most exceptional vineyard related properties in Oregon. Highgrove Estate is the crème de la crème of country estates and organic farms in the Portland Metro area. Developed in the late 1980’s, the name Highgrove is shared with and pays homage to Highgrove House, the family residence of Price Charles, located in Gloucestershire, England. The truly extraordinary home overlooks 93+ pristinely managed acres of Oregon Tilth certified organic vineyard, orchards and gardens plus two ponds and beautifully landscaped grounds including a tennis court and extensive patios, courtyards and lawns.

This captivating property hold pleasing surprises around every corner in what is essentially a botanical garden and farm/vineyard in one. The landscape was designed by an architect and engineered to resemble grounds that would have evolved over 100-200 years. Its magnificent views of the mountains and valley by day and the distant twinkling of city lights by night rival countryside estates in Europe. From the walking paths around the open green lawns, through the rose gardens and kitchen garden or through the woods to the fully paved roads, the estate can be enjoyed on foot or by extensive cart paths. No expense was spared to create this everlasting paradise.

The home sits on a hilltop with breathtaking panoramic views stretching to the coast range. The 7 acre vineyard is professionally managed and consistently produces outstanding Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, Oregon’s hallmark premium wines. A delicious Rosé is also vinted from the Pinot Noir. Located in Helvetia, OR at the north end of the Willamette Valley the property is incredibly private and secluded yet a short drive from downtown Portland. The estate is rounded out by a collection of ancillary buildings including a large pool house, carriage house with modern loft style apartment, barn with winery/cidery capabilities, conservatory greenhouse, an office building, warehouse, extensive equipment storage, children’s cottage and more. The original owner of the property purportedly invested $30M in developing the estate. The current owners have spared no expense themselves.

Major projects of note since 2014 included but are not limited to:

-Complete rebuild and reconfiguration of master suite + library with balcony added.

-Remodeled the kitchen of the residence.

-Solar array added to residence.

-Remodeled the carriage house.

-Replaced windows in the residence, carriage house and barn.

-Replaced the roofs of the residence, carriage house and barn.

-Painted the exteriors of the residence, carriage house and barn.

-Upgraded the pool house with new pool liner, new water heater, added a sauna + roof

and framing repaired as needed.

-Extensive overhaul and meticulous maintenance of the grounds, orchard and vineyard.


WATER RIGHTS

Highgrove estate has 63.64 acres of certified water rights, with one irrigation well (separate from the domestic well at the house) and 2 reservoirs. The date of priority is April 12, 1991. The amount of water used shall not exceed .50 cubic foot per second.

VINEYARD ORCHARDS AND FARM

All agriculture at Highgrove Estate is certified organic by Oregon Tilth.

The 7 acre vineyard has a south to slightly south east aspect and sits at 400-450 feet elevation. The soils are predominately Jory (volcanic) with some Cornelius silt loam, Kinton silt loam and Cascade silt loam. There are three vineyard blocks. Block one is 1,570 vines of Pinot Noir, the clone is Pommard. Block 2 is also Pinot Noir but is the 777 clone and is larger at 3,928 vines. Block 3 is Pinot Gris, planted on 3309 rootstock, 4,492 vines.

The main apple orchard is 6.6 acres and contains 11 different varieties and a smaller .8 acre orchard is planted exclusively to Fuji apples. There is a half acre orchard of Rainier and Queen Anne cherry trees. The organic garden is 4.2 acres of various flowers, fruits and vegetables. Adjacent to the garden is a half acre block of blueberries and Marionberries.

Fore more information and a video tour please visit the Highgrove Estate property website.

***There is so much more to this property - please following the link to our website to learn more about the home and outbuilding and to view more photos and maps***

*Information deemed accurate but not guaranteed, buyer to perform own due diligence

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Contact Information
Oregon Vineyard Property (Premiere Property Group)
Matt Tackett