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Emerson Loop Vineyard and Development Site
Date Posted:
Thursday, November 17th
Property Type:
The Dalles, OR
Columbia Valley AVA
Cascade Hasson Sotheby's International Realty
Big skies and the desirable Columbia Valley AVA Vineyard & development and homesite include 160.1 acres, expansive Mt. Hood views, rolling hills, and sweeping vistas in the notable sunny wine region. Maximum value and land use with 151 acres of water rights, on distinct Walla Walla silt-loam soil. Property improvements include 47 acres of in-use drip irrigation (for existing vineyards, blueberries) —mainlines, electricity, roads & gated fence in place. Business opportunities include a family vineyard estate, a winery, and a crush facility. The property has the potential for more than one residential dwelling. The perfect location to enjoy everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer!

The property elevation ranges from 850 to 1,140 feet at the peak, with expansive south, west, and north slopes. The breezy open site offers very low disease pressure with sunny, warm, dry weather throughout the growing season. Deep well-drained sandy/silty loam soil and 2800 growing degree days are perfectly adapted to growing a plethora of red and white grape varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Malbec, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah, Petite Syrah, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer, to name a few. The wines from this site are distinct, with great character, complexity, and flavor

Minutes from the Columbia River Gorge, the property spans nearly 2/3 mile of frontage on well-paved and maintained Emerson Loop Road. Seller improvements include drilling and development of an irrigation well and system to service the entire property and installation of mainline pipe for irrigation of complete acreage. The installation of 3-phase electricity to power the irrigation system, and for other farming, winery, and domestic uses. The installation of a New Zealand-style perimeter fence around the perimeter of the subject, and neighboring property. The development of gravel roads serves essential areas of the property for farming and domestic access. Development and planting of approximately 37.35 acres of drip-irrigated vineyard, and planting of approximately 12 acres of drip-irrigated blueberries. The domestic well was also updated.

About the AVA: Designated in 1984, the Columbia Valley AVA lies in the eastern shadow of the Cascade Mountains. The low, desert setting offers an arid and semi-arid climate, combined with ready access to water from a broad network of rivers, tributaries, and aquifers. Warm, dry temperatures combined with precisely controlled irrigation have helped the region build a reputation for premium wines and consistent harvests and wines from vintage to vintage. The soils are a byproduct of great floods and are comprised of sand and silt overlying a bed of basalt left behind by lava flows of the past – a combination that leads to distinctive minerality, gently sloping hills, and quality drainage – all ideal conditions for producing world-class wines.

Comprising over 11 million acres and a variety of climates, the Columbia Valley AVA offers an impressive diversity of varietals and contains a number of sub-regions known for their distinctive growing conditions. The Emerson Loop Vineyard is in the Columbia Valley AVA, near the western edge. It’s also just east of the Columbia Gorge AVA, a region famous for diverse growing conditions over its 40 miles along the Columbia River, and for producing quality grapes ranging from Albariño to Zinfandel. The Emerson Loop Vineyard sits at the confluence of the west versus east of the Cascades terroirs, with soil and climate more similar to eastern Columbia Valley AVA, but generally not as arid or as cold in the winter. This uniquely situated property offers a breadth of varietal options that straddle these two distinct AVAs.

Site Value

•  Desirable Columbia Valley AVA, Walla Walla Silt-Loam Soils
•  160.1 acres
•  151 acres of water rights
•  3-Phase electricity, deer fence, two wells
•  Elevation ranges from 750 – 1,140 ft.
•  Expansive south, west, and north slopes
•  Minutes from Columbia Gorge
•  90 minutes from Portland, 30 minutes from Hood River
•  Expansive Mt. Hood views
•  Home and winery build sites

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Contact Information
Cascade Hasson Sotheby's International Realty
Isabelle Truchon and Jennifer Nash