Peoples Company is proud to offer this unprecedented opportunity to own 6,000 contiguous acres m/l nestled in the Walla Walla Valley. This unique property is ideally suited for permanent crops such as grapes, apples, blueberries, and hops as it offers optimal elevations and gradual slopes, tremendous air drainage, virgin soils, and abundant water rights.
The gently rolling landscape provides elevations between 440 feet and 940 feet. Approximately 30% of the property sits above 800 feet, 45% is situated between 600 feet and 800 feet, and 25% lies below 600 feet. Approximately 2,460 acres m/l have a slope of 6% or less and 1,615 acres m/l have a slope between 6% and 12%.
The natural draws throughout the property allow for rapid, high volume, cold air drainage to the south, east, and west to prevent winter damage as well as spring and fall frost. Approximately 54% of the acres have slopes oriented toward the south or west providing desirable exposures and an estimated 2,950 heat units on average.
The soil profile throughout the property is remarkable in its near-perfect uniformity, including more than 3,000 acres m/l of Ellisforde series soils and 2,200 acres m/l of Sagemoor series soils. Depth of the soil and underlying silty loess averages 20 feet to more than 40 feet with no hardpans or limiting layers. The water holding capacity is extremely high allowing for the potential to grow various types of permanent crops with maximum water application efficiency and management control.
This property is currently in row crop production and the current water rights allow 1,280 irrigated acres m/l under center pivots as well as sprinkler irrigation on 355 acres m/l. The four wells (a fifth permitted) are currently permitted for 9,100 gallons per minute. All water and irrigation equipment on the property is state-of-the-art with poly-lined piping, telemetry for remote access, and enclosed control panels with redundancy designed into the system.
|< 600 ft|
|600 - 800 ft|
|> 800 ft|
|0 - 6|
|6 - 12|
|12 - 24|
|24 - 36|
|Ellisforde silt loam|
|Ellisforde very fine sandy loam|
|Ritzville very fine sandy loam|
|Sagemoor silt loam|
|Sagemoor very fine sandy loam|
|Not suitable for wine grapes|
Steve Bruere is the president of Peoples Company, a leading land brokerage with a diversified offering of land management, land appraisal and land investing services in 16 states throughout the U.S. Steve has steered a more than 30-year-old real estate company into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing land brokerage and land management firms. In 2008, Steve spearheaded the launch of Peoples Company’s annual Land Investment Expo – a premier conference bringing together major players in the land business and featuring high-profile speakers such as Jim Rogers, T. Boone Pickens, Ben Stein and Donald Trump.
Alan Busacca, Ph.D
Certified Professional Soil Scientist 24928, Washington Licensed Geologist 1112 & Emeritus Professor, Washington State University
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