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Rio Vista Ranch

2034 Pine Creek Rd : Tonasket, WA 98855

Okanogan County, Washington

114.70 Acres
$3,350,000 USD
$29,207 / ac
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Land Description

Rio Vista Ranch. State of the art Equestrian facility or Potential Okanogan Winery location in Red Wine Country. Wineries from other regions use grapes from this area to produce award-winning, sun-ripened red wines. Property was originally used for raising Arabian horses. The property lies in the same valley between two distinct Ava's in Canada and Chelan County, Complete irrigation system installed.

Land

The ranch is level in terrain with 1 full and 1 half pivot and wheel lines for the remainder of the irrigated ground. The climate and elevation make the property a perfect vineyard property if not being used for equestrian or other agricultural purposes.

For those who like to talk dirt.

The Okanagan Valley was once a huge glacier. The soils are mostly sandy with white clay-silt on top of gravelly glacial sands with limestone, granite and other gravels of ancient volcanic origin.

What does that actually mean Well, if you were to sum them up, wines produced on these soils generally have high aromatic intensity, minerality, and more subtle tannins.

The region's location just under the 50th parallel means it has a short growing season. Grapes rapidly develop sweetness during the day but it's cold at night. This is a classic example of diurnal shift and is one of the reasons why Okanagan wines have mouth-zapping acidity.

Of course, ripeness levels can still get out of hand we noticed volatile acidity in some winery programs.

As far as winemaking and viticulture goes, the Okanagan is still being figured out. Fortunately, Canada has a history of welcoming winemakers from all over, including places like New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, and France. The outside talent brings perspective and wine quality improves with each vintage.

For those moving towards organic and biodynamic wines, this area has good potential. The high winds, lack of phylloxera, and extreme seasons deter a lot of pests.

One clever technique commonly employed in Okanagan wine country is picking grapes at multiple points throughout harvest. Then, they're blended together to create a single, more balanced wine. Wines made with this method display both ripe flavors and high natural acidity.

Improvements

This is top of the line Equestrian center with everything in almost new condition.

Don't miss one of the largest steel framed free span riding arenas in the area.

Free span riding arena 280x 150

Equestrian barn with 1 bed apartment 175 90

Work shop and storage barn 100 40

Recreation

Okanogan Valley offers an impressive range of outdoor adventure and recreational activities, including Mountain Biking & Cycling Boating, Sailing & Cruising Camping & RVing Canoeing & Kayaking Hiking & Backpacking River Rafting & Whitewater Kayaking Skiing & Snowboarding Surfing & Windsurfing and Snowshoeing & cross-country ski touring. But wait, there's more. If your Okanogan vacation is longer, you can also go Horseback Riding, Houseboating, River Boating, Jet Boating and Rock Climbing, or you can take a trip into the wilderness on an Off road 4 4 or ATV Tour.

Fishing. here are so many fishable lakes in Okanogan County that even if you managed to try a different one each day of the year, you would have to start young and have a very long life and maybe a floatplane to visit them all. Hundreds of pleasant lakes are easily reached and fished with just a vehicle with good ground clearance, a car-top or inflatable boat or float tube, and the right fishing tackle. Explore more than 200 high mountain lakes, 400 lowland lakes, 200 water and wildlife access areas and 300,000 acres of publicly owned land. This is the number one recreational fishing region statewide - that includes warm water fisheries and cold water trout and steelhead fisheries. It also boasts the most popular bass fishing sites in the state.

Spectacle Lake is a gorgeous destination, popular for family outing's. It is primarily known for consistently good trout fishing. Expect rainbow of 10 to 12 inches, with good numbers of carryover trout to 15 inches when you try Spectacle.

Hunting. Located in the GMU 215 Sinlahekin. This unit is well known for its great Mule Deer hunting and White tail

District 6 supports perhaps the largest migratory mule deer herd in the state, and Okanogan County has long been prized by hunters for its mule deer hunting opportunity. The district also supports significant numbers of white-tailed deer, particularly in GMUs 204 and 215. The District 6 deer management objective is for stable to modestly increasing populations within the social tolerance limits for nuisance and damage issues. Okanogan County District 6 Hunting Prospects Guide is available here.

Not only deer, black bears have also been seen on this property and Golden Eagles nest among the trees and rocky bluffs year round. Okanogan County boasts high numbers of butterflies and over 200 species of birds and this is due to ideal natural habitats and waterways in your immediate area.

Traverse truly unique terrain sculpted by glaciers and volcanic activity with a wide variety of climate conditions such as dry, warm summer days from Southern winds to colder arctic air flowing South from Canada. If you're a hunter who prefers a variety of experiences all in one place you will find every trip to the field memorable.

Obtaining a license to hunt is a straight forward process in Washington. There is no minimum or maximum age however, hunters born after 1972 will require a hunting education class and children under 8 are required to take an in-person field skills evaluation for a nominal fee. Those with disabilities can obtain licenses and tags at a reduced rate.

Agriculture

Previous Arabian horse equestrian center that has multiple use buildings and irrigation available making it perfect place for a destination winery, vineyard or equine center. The owner went all out when building this facility and is one of Okanogan Valleys premiere equestrian barns no details were over looked you would be hard pressed to find another facility this nice and this well built any were in the County

Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources

Irrigation includes 2 pivots in addition to wheel lines.

General Operations

Rio Vista was a previous Arabian horse ranch that could have many other uses ranging from a destination vineyard and winery to many other agricultural uses do to it flat topography and all of the water available for irrigation purposes.

Region & Climate

In Tonasket, the summers are hot and dry, the winters are freezing and snowy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22 F to 90 F and is rarely below 8 F or above 98 F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Tonasket for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.

History

Tonasket is a small community located along the eastern bank of the Okanogan River in north central Okanogan County, Washington. The City was named in honor of Chief Tonasket of the Okanogan Indians who historically used the present city site for an encampment. State Highway 97, the main north-south highway through central Washington, bisects the city on its way north to the Canadian border approximately twenty miles north. The City, with an elevation of approximately 900 feet above sea level, is bordered on the north by Siwash Creek, and the south by Bonaparte Creek. The present population is estimated to be approximately 995. The City, which has been the site of a U.S. Post Office since 1901, was platted in 1910 and incorporated in 1927.

Tonasket serves as a hub for agricultural and forestry industries in north central Okanogan County.

It is home to the Offices of the Tonasket Ranger District of the Okanogan National Forest. The city is also increasingly becoming a convenient jumping off point for visitors coming to the area to enjoy the myriad of opportunities for outdoor recreation in the surrounding areas.

Many descendants of pioneer families still reside in Tonasket and the surrounding areas and are interested in preserving and sharing the history of their heritage.

Location

Tonasket, WA - Airports nearby

Penticton Regional Airport 52.9 miles / 85.2 kilometers

Kelowna International Airport 86.6 miles / 139.3 kilometers

West Kootenay Regional Airport 91.7 miles / 147.5 kilometers

Spokane International Airport 115.6 miles / 186.0 kilometers 5 Minutes to Tonasket, Wa

30 minutes to Walmart Supercenter

30 minutes to Omak City

32 minutes to Wenatchee Valley College North

36 minutes to Sinlaheken Wildlife Area

37 minutes to Okanogan Valley Golf Club

38 minutes to Conconully Lake

38 minutes to Lake Osoyoos and Canadian Border

40 minutes to Bannon Mountain Trailhead

44 minutes to Omak Lake

48 minutes to Fourth of July Trailhead

1 hour to Loup Ski Bowl

1 hour 43 minutes to North Cascades Heli Skiing

3 hours 10 minutes to Spokane, WA & GEG International Airport

Directions to Land

From Tonasket Hwy 97 Go SW on 4th St go S on Hwy 7 go W on Pine Creek Road to property on left you cant miss it

Home Details

1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

More Land Details

Has Residence / Home
LANDFLIP ID
321882
MLS / Internal / Other ID
132918
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