162 acres of farm/forest land located in Umpqua Valley wine AVA in Douglas County, south-western Oregon. Situated in the Coast Range mountains, overlooking the Umpqua River Valley. The rugged topography includes ridges, canyons, rock outcroppings, meadows, creeks, springs and a variety of trees, plants and wildlife.
The property is zoned farm/forest and meets lot size for a residential building permit and LOP. There are two building pads, water from a well and spring, and power adjacent to the property. Several miles of logging roads give access to some of the more remote areas. There are two small quarries that provided rock for maintining the roads.
There are about ten acres of moderately sloping meadow that could be planted in row crops, orchard or a small vineyard. Possible additional irrigation water from Galesville reservoir may be applied for upon obtaining easments to South Umpqua River, (see plat map, below). Douglas county in recent years has become home to several world class wineries. While the cost of suitable acreage is currently relatively low, the available land is rapidly being bought up and planted in grapes. The Southern Oregon Wine Institute in Roseburg offers grower support and courses in viticulture.
There are several stands of Douglas fir and pine that in future years would have commercial value. Much of the higher elevation land is serpentine rock and thin soils that support mainly manzanita and kinikinik shrubs with seasonal wildflowers. The canyons with their cascading creeks are home to cedars, oak, madrone, birch and Oregon myrtle (bay laurel). Myrtlewood is much in demand by woodworkers.