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This is your chance to buy an established vineyard in the Grand Valley AVA. The AVA enjoys the most temperate climate in the state of Colorado, with the USDA cold hardiness zone ranging from 6 to 7. During a typical growing season, the valley is hot and dry; averaging nearly 300 sunny days per year. At night, temperatures are much cooler, making the area ideal for
growing fruit. The climate and clay loam soil are perfect for producing wine grapes with intense flavors and wonderful balance. In 2018, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Colorado’s Grand Valley AVA one of the “Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations in the World”.
This is an incredible opportunity to own a 5-acre property with sweeping views of majestic Mt. Garfield and the Grand Mesa (the world’s largest flat-topped mountain). The 2000 sq. ft. ranch- style home is perfect for an owner/operator or Vineyard Manager. Includes a 2-car garage,
large (1981 sq ft) Shop, walk-in cool room, horse corrals with stalls, 5-watt solar (photovoltaic) electricity, 16,000 watt output Generac back-up natural gas generator , solar-assisted hot water and hot air exchanger. Wood burning stove (EPA approved), screened-in porch, Swedish sauna, more.
4 acres are planted with 3600 producing Sangiovese Grasso European clones, certified by Inland Desert Nursery in Washington state. This popular red grape, named for the “blood of Jupiter,” is one of the most popular grapes in Italy. There are hundreds of different sangiovese clones
grown throughout Italy, but Sangiovese Grosso, used to make Brunello di Montalcino, is one of the most sought after. This grape makes a rich red wine and is also used in many blends to add body.
Additionally, the vineyard is planted with 200 Golden Muscat that are now producing. This vineyard has a solid customer base, and these premium grapes are sold for top dollar. Wine from the Sangiovese grapes produced by this vineyard have earned:
Silver medal 2019 Colorado Governor’s Cup
Silver medal 2018 Colorado Governor’s Cup
The property is situated in Mesa County, 3 miles from Palisade, Colorado and 7 miles from Grand Junction, Colorado. In September of 2019, Palisade hosted the 28 th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, which was named by USA Today as the “Best Wine Fest in the Nation.” This beautiful countryside property is surrounded by farms, orchards and vineyards and zoned
agricultural. The vines are ditch irrigated, with irrigation first off the Government Highline Canal. The Canal carries water from the Colorado River from April until November each year.
Bring the horses and your dreams to Colorado.