Orchards and vineyards in western Colorado are getting good news, and particularly for vineyards for sale. According to the Grand Junction Sentinel, a recent survey conducted by the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau found that nearly 80% of visitors to the Grand Valley list wineries as their top reason for visiting the area.
According to the Visitor and Convention Bureau, “Wineries are the one thing that we have that they don’t have in other parts of the state.” Marketing for Grand Junction in recent years has compared the Grand Valley to famous vineyard areas like Sonoma and Tuscany.
Now is the time to get into the Colorado wine business. Orchard Mesa Reserve (pictured right) has 2 parcels still available. Each parcel comes with water rights, a new irrigation system, private country lanes and underground utilities.
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. The property is comprised of “Prime Unique Soils” as designated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. An extensive system of irrigation canals provides the final touch for ideal growing conditions on what conservation groups consider to be one of the finest and largest vineyards for sale in Colorado.