2+ Acre Foothill Vineyard, Winery and Home on 40 Acres
November 23, 2022
For Sale or LeaseFor Sale
Type of PropertyVineyard and Winery
Property Size40 Acres
For sale by owner: a beautiful, turnkey property in the foothills of the Cascade mountains, about 2 1/2 hours north of Sacramento. This 40 acre fenced and cross-fenced property is all-usable, has a paved county road to the driveway, and has wonderful views of the surrounding valley and hills. An historic 1,600 sq ft, 2 bed/2 bath ranch house has been completely renovated with high quality finishes, and a 1,600 square foot outdoor kitchen and dining area with massive stone fireplace has been added. A 2.2 acre vineyard was planted in 2018 with 4 French, Italian and Spanish varietals ideally suited to the climate. A key feature of the property is a 2.5 acre reservoir and 30 miners inches of pre-1914 deeded water rights. The 100+ year-old 2,400 square foot barn was also fully renovated and contains a shop, wine making room and equipment bay. The property has an excellent 35 gpm well. Starlink internet is available.
The ranch house has 10' ceilings and contains a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, knotty alder cabinets and a vintage Wedgewood stove & oven; a dining room with brass and crystal chandelier; a living room with a beautiful reclaimed mantle and Harman pellet stove; a television viewing room/library with propane heater; an ample-sized master bedroom/master bathroom with walk-in closet; a second bedroom with chandelier; a main bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate glass-enclosed shower, dual sink vanity and heated floor; a combination laundry room/pantry; and a mud room. The floors are character-grade white oak hardwood and Italian porcelain tile throughout. The house is fully insulated with dual pane windows. The front door opens to a 540 square foot cedar deck overlooking the newly landscaped front yard with in-ground sprinklers and waterfall/stream/ornamental pond.
The ranch property is mostly rolling/gently sloped. The acreage is primarily used for cattle at present, and would make an excellent equestrian facility. There is a relatively flat field at the rear of the property of approximately 5 acres suitable for stables and an arena, crops or other uses. Most of the sloped/rolling acreage has already been ripped to a depth of 5 feet if additional wine grape acreage is desired. A 40 HP John Deere diesel engine and pump with filtration system is connected to the output of the reservoir for irrigation. There is a separately fenced family orchard near the house containing 25+ fruit trees, including apples, pears, cherries, plums, prunes, apricots, peaches, figs and table grapes. Three raised beds provide space for organic vegetable gardening with room enough for several more. Many flowering and ornamental trees such as magnolias, dogwoods, Japanese maples and flowering cherries, plums and pears have been planted around the property, in addition to dozens of redwoods, cedars, oaks and pines. The barn has a huge amount of open and cabinet storage area, and there is an additional 15x20 storage shed and a15x18 potting shed used for plant propagation.
Owner financing with at least 50% down may be considered for well-qualified buyers.
*Many more photos can be seen on the Redding Craigslist under Real Estate for Sale*
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a turn-key property which is capable of being fully self-sufficient, in a wonderful community with clean air and clean water, where neighbors know each other and work together. The town hosts an apple and music festival each year which brings local residents and thousands of visitors together, providing an opportunity for entrepreneurs. Please inquire for further information, 2% commission available for buyer's agents.
The vineyard has 976 cordon-trained/spur pruned vines planted on drought-tolerant rootstock at 10x6 spacing. Varietals include Petite Sirah, Barbera, Graciano and Sauvignon Blanc. The peak elevation of the property is 2,400 feet, which results in warm days and cool nights, perfect for balancing sugar and acidity in the grapes. The Manton Valley AVA has several vineyards and wineries producing award winning wines. The 2.2 acre vineyard meets current county size requirements for hosting events (wine tasting, live music, weddings, etc), but is small enough that it can readily be managed by one person. The vineyard is in its 5th leaf, with drip irrigation and steel end posts. The center bay of the 2,400 square foot barn contains an insulated and air conditioned room of 600 square feet used for making and storing wines.
The ranch has all of the equipment needed for the vineyard, winery and cattle operation, including a 40HP John Deere 4WD tractor with various implements including discs, mowers, box scraper/ripper, rototiller, augers and seeder; a crusher/de-stemmer, fermenters, wine presses, stainless and engineered poly storage tanks, bottling equipment, etc; table saw, joiner, grinders, metal lathe, welder and other shop tools, landscape maintenance equipment, generators, shelving, lumber and various other equipment and materials. Most of these items could be negotiated as part of the sale. Other negotiable items include a Jon boat for bass fishing in the reservoir, a 2005 38' Montana 5th wheel, house furnishings, appliances, antique tractors and yard art, and several head of cattle.
The parcel is zoned Unclassified/5 acre minimum, allowing residential and agricultural uses, and could be subdivided. At 2.2 acres, the vineyard is large enough to meet county requirements for event permits.