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Montana Sanctuary w/ Endless Possibilities
Date Posted:
Monday, August 21st
Property Type:
Missoula, MT
Missoula County
Ten Spoon Winery
Ten Spoon Winery and Vineyard, established by its owners in 1998, offers a one-of-a-kind, 21.5 acre property nestled in the coveted Rattlesnake Valley of Missoula. A true testament to sustainability and quality, the certified organic property is protected by a conservation easement tailored to allow a commercial-use building, four residential dwellings and a multitude of other flexible options not common in traditional conservation easements. The easement was established to preserve the vulnerable open space and natural wildlife corridor, keeping the essence of this tranquil and beautiful area of Missoula intact.

The eight-acre vineyard grows approximately 3,500 vines in two fenced areas with complete drip irrigation system and steel infrastructure. Robust in cold climates, French American hybrid grapes thrive in the cobble of Lake Missoula’s glacial outwash. Ten Spoon’s varieties include Frontenac, Maréchal Foch, Leon Millot, St. Pepin, Lacrosse, and several other experimental types. Ten Spoon also produces dry and sweet cherry wines from Flathead Lake cherries, and pear and Riesling wines from Washington state fruit.

Two solar trackers provide partial electricity for drip irrigation for the 8.5 acre vineyard and for the house. A perfected water right and two wells supply ample water, 28-acre feet for irrigation, winemaking, and domestic use. The water is purer than EPA standards.

The winery has state of the art equipment that can produce 6,000 cases/year. The 3,600 sq ft winery building is constructed with twelve-inch thick insulated stress skin panels made in Belgrade, MT, radiant floor heat, and insulated R panel doors on east and west ends. There is a certified kitchen in the bottling room, with 3 sinks, and a handicapped bathroom.

The winery indoor and outdoor tasting areas and vineyard have provided a well known community gathering place for wine tasting, music, community harvests and private and public events for many years.

The home on the property offers a stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath, + office, Mediterranean style house that is exquisitely designed with attention to detail, offering ample light with skylights and a wall of windows facing south. The house is all on one level and the owners spared no expense in its construction with 9' ceilings, emtek hardware, stainless appliances, stucco exterior, high efficiency construction, and metal roof.

This property is unique in that it is located within the city limits and close to downtown Missoula, with urban amenities - museums, galleries, theatres, University of Montana, farmers markets, and more. Yet the property is very close to unlimited recreation in the adjacent wilderness, as well as in the surrounding open space areas.

One could make this property home while preserving this wonderful legacy, or consider a multitude of other possibilities, such as a family compound, utilizing the agricultural resources of the 16.5 acres outside the building envelope, or convert the current winery building into a farm to market restaurant. A wonderful opportunity awaits the next creative person, who appreciates and respects the natural world, to enjoy all that this property has to offer!

Winery equipment and business sold separately.
Contract for Deed terms are as follows:
$1,500,000 down
7% Interest Amortised over a 20 year term
Balloon pay off to be made at 5 years
Contact Information
Ten Spoon Winery
Katie Van Dorn, Katie Van Dorn Real Estate