Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce the sale of the last of seven parcels of the Orchard Mesa Reserve. This unique and acclaimed conservation development comprises 150 acres of magnificent orchard, vineyard, and river bluff land on East Orchard Mesa in Palisade, Colorado.
According to listing ranch broker, Ken Mirr, “Orchard Mesa Reserve is considered one of the finest and largest orchard and vineyard tracts in Colorado and has been designated by Mesa Land Trust as one of its highest conservation priorities. The sellers, who have extensive experience in private land conservation, acquired the property with the land trust’s encouragement. Since acquisition, they developed a strategy and obtained approvals for a plan to conserve the extraordinary landscape while providing for a small-scale compatible development and agricultural enterprise.”
The plan developed preserves 100% of the irrigated agricultural lands. This is optimal since the growing conditions at Orchard Mesa Reserve are ideal for fruit and wine. The early-morning winds funnel through the area and significantly reduce frost conditions and provide a temperate climate. Over millions of years, the Colorado River has continually changed its course through the Palisade area, leaving rich sediments behind, and today meanders along side and below the reserve. The property is comprised of “Prime Unique Soils” as designated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and comes with water rights, a new irrigation system, private country lanes, underground utilities, and scenic 360-degree views of the Grand Mesa and Bookcliffs.
Congrats to Ken Mirr on the complete sale of this exemplary conservation property.