March 3, 2014
Ever wondered what it would be like to buy a winery or own a vineyard?
Well, you are in luck! A recent press release relates that approximately 694 acres of productive land in Washington State’s highly regarded Horse Heaven Hills Appellation will sell at auction on Friday, April 4. Musser Bros. Auctions and Real Estate will conduct the auction.
The land, approximately 335 acres of which is planted to various wine grapes, will be offered in four parcels, according to Scott Musser, spokesman for the auction company.
“The Horse Heaven Hills Appellation is home to 25-percent of the state’s vineyard acreage. It just made the Forbes list of Six Exciting Wine Regions to Explore in 2014, and with good reason. It is a source of four of the state’s 100-point wines, from the 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007 vintages,” said Musser.
Grapes currently planted on the parcels are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.
The American Viticultural Area (AVA) is home to such vineyards as Columbia Crest, McKinley Springs, Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate, Chateau Champoux, and Alexandria Nicole Cellars at Destiny Ridge.
The land will sell in four parcels using Musser Bros.'”Power Parcels” system of bidding, which allows bidders to enter bids on just the land that suits their needs.
*200.97 acres with 83 vine acres, two shop buildings, a residence and a well site. Vines planted include Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, and Syrah.
*119.98 acres with 78.7 vine acres, currently planted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Syrah.
*75.96 acres with 63.17 vine acres, planted in Cabernet Sauvignon.
*297.91 acres, with 116.8 vine acres, planted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah.
Individuals interested in additional information may visit the auction company’s website or call 509-416-6060.