1500 Vintage Rd, Zillah, WA 98953, USA


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This operating, vertically integrated vineyard and winery business asset lies in South Central Washington State approximately fifteen miles Southeast of Yakima, WA in Yakima County. It is located on Vintage Road in Zillah, WA and is within the Rattlesnake Hills American Viticultural Area, a sub-appellation of the Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley AVA’s. The sale of this asset includes planted vineyards, retail winery complex, wine production and barrel storage facilities, vineyard equipment shop, a main residence, two farm employee homes and all equipment to continue the winery business and vineyard farming operation.

The sale also includes all of the current business assets, inclusive of brands, inventory and sales channels allowing a new owner to continue and expand operations. Using the current vineyard, facilities and equipment, at its full capacity, an operator could potentially produce 50,000+ cases of wine annually.

New business components have recently been added by the current owner/operator. These include bulk wine exports to the European markets and installation of a large distilling system on site. These additions have created alternative market channels for the estate grown wines and also an alternative use for the wine grapes to be distilled into spirits, including brandy and vodka. If the traditional wine markets do not allow the highest and best use of the crop as bottled wine, this distillation option adds a tremendous amount of value to the operation. This progressive use of the asset’s resources allows the operation to take advantage of additional profit centers and lessen risk for ownership.

Per the Yakima County Assessor, this asset includes seven separate tax parcels with 713.03 m/l total deeded acres. There are 237.2 acres m/l of mature vineyard that consists of a variety of grapes currently being produced. There are 56 acres m/l of tillable ground not currently in production but with water rights and potentially suitable for development of additional vineyard and/or other permanent crops. The remaining acres consist of rangeland, building sites, roads, paved parking areas and outdoor event space.

Elevation of the property runs from approximately 1,150 feet to 1,350 feet and annual rainfall for this area averages seven to eight inches per year, per the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Soils on the property are primarily made up of Moxee Silt Loam and Ritzville Silt Loam with gentle 2% to 15% slopes throughout. The included irrigation water rights are accessed via the Roza Irrigation District and on-site wells.

A distinguishing feature of this vineyard in particular, is its higher elevation relative to the surrounding area which allows for cold air to drain from the vineyard site. The overall appellation’s heightened elevation lessens the risk of spring and fall frosts and winter temperatures are typically warmer than other local growing regions, limiting the danger of hard freezes. This AVA is known for growing exceptional grapes that produce high quality wines available to the market at reasonable prices.

For more information and to request the full information package, please contact Adam C Woiblet OR Steve Bruere.