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Welcome to Griffin Creek Vineyard, a prime production vineyard located in southwest Medford, Oregon. Situated on 26.01 acres, the property is fully covered with water rights from the Talent Irrigation District and has 22.94 net acres of mixed varietal vineyard. The phenomenal location is just minutes from all the conveniences of Medford and is centrally located within Southern Oregon. The convenient location and good traffic count make the property well-suited for a future tasting room with an on-site vineyard for consumer sales. The excellent access off of paved Griffin Creek Road lends well to equipment and product transportation as well. The overall shape of the property is also well suited for agriculture and allows for efficient farming. Properties of this size, combined with the established vineyard and water rights, are rarely available within southern Oregon. This property offers someone a great opportunity for an income producing property with historical production.
The existing vineyard was planted between 1997 and 1999 Varieties include Pinot Gris, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petit Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Dolcetto, Merlot, Muscat, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The property is leased through harvest of 2022.
Nearly the entire property is farmable and benefits from 25.60 acres of water rights through the Talent Irrigation District. The current irrigation system for the vineyard operation is delivered via buried mainline which connects to the vineyard’s drip irrigation system. The majority of the property has Class III Ruch gravelly silt loam soils with a small amount of Class IV Debenger-Brader loams in the northeast corner. These soils are a common soil type for local vineyards and the property is gently rolling and is situated with mostly west facing slopes.
The property is comprised of two tax lots that are zoned Exclusive Farm Use. While there is currently no homesite associated with the property, the property may qualify in the future by meeting the income requirements associated with the zoning (buyer to do their due diligence regarding any potential homesites). The current zoning allows for the construction of agricultural support buildings for equipment, product storage, farm office, and more. A farm manager’s dwelling may also be permissible (buyer to complete due diligence on all new potential land use changes). Access is directly off of Griffin Creek Road, which is a paved, two-lane, county maintained roadway. There is also easy access to I-5 as well as the Rogue Valley International Airport.
Medford is centrally located on Interstate 5 in-between Grants Pass and Ashland, and is in a region is known for its beautiful rural estates, vineyards, and productive agricultural lands. The area is known as a developing wine region and niche agricultural community with a strong small-town culture. The climate is highly sought after with four distinct seasons including mild winters and long growing seasons. The area is also an outdoor recreational paradise, with access to thousands of acres of public lands, phenomenal hiking, great camping and RV’ing, horseback riding, and Crater Lake National Park. Southern Oregon is home to abundant water, including the world-renowned Rogue River which offers phenomenal fishing, white water rafting, and many other recreational opportunities. The Applegate and Illinois Rivers, in addition to over ten other lakes, provide southern Oregon residents ample options for enjoying livewater adventures.