This is a highly sought after Rocks District of Milton Freewater irrigated property that is currently planted in cherries. The orchard is located on the Southern edge of the Rocks AVA with approximately half lying within the boundary making it a very desirable location for a vineyard. This property is accessed via Chuckhole Lane, a paved lane just off of County Road 650. Per the Umatilla County Assessor, there are 8.23 +/- total acres with all 8.23 acres shown as tillable and zoned Exclusive Farm Use with minimum 10 acre parcel size.
The West side of the orchard was planted in 1999 and the East side in 2001 in Chelan Cherries with Bing Pollinators. The mature cherry trees produced 44,560 pounds of cherries for the 2018 crop. There are 8 acres of surface water rights through the Walla Walla River Irrigation District and the orchard hosts a gravity fed irrigation system. To prevent frost damage to the property, a 100HP electric wind machine will be included in the sale. The orchard operation boasts a good return on investment to the owner via a crop share lease.
The Rocks District AVA is one of the worlds premiere wine growing regions and a sub-appellation of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The Rocks District is almost exclusively one soil type, which is derived from the cobblestone-rich gravels deposited by the Walla Walla River, the only AVA of its kind in the U.S. Due to the texture, the soil is well drained, which encourages the vines to bare deep roots and discourages erosion. The surface stones radiate heat that warms the clusters of grapes and influences taste during ripening. The property would be in an ideal location for grape production.
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