Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty expands farm, ranch, equestrian division to include vineyards

Brokerage offers extensive vineyard real estate expertise, introduces new vineyard listings in emerging Oregon wine country

Portland, Oregon (July 31, 2017)—In 2016 Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty hit $1 billion in closed sales thanks in part to its robust growth and expansion to Portland, Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast markets. Part of that growth and volume comes from the brokerage’s unique expertise in the sales and marketing of acreage properties like farms and ranches. Now, with expanded franchise rights west of the Cascades including Oregon’s renown wine country, Cascade Sotheby’s broadens its acclaimed farm and ranch division to include vineyards with new listings just hitting the market. 

The wine business is thriving in Oregon, with over 700 wineries operating today—and most independently. Local growers bring in higher average revenue per case than other regions throughout the United States, making it a great opportunity to own a vineyard in Oregon.

In November of 2016, the Willamette Valley was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine, bringing long-overdue recognition to Oregon’s world-class wine-growing soil. Oregon is quickly making a name for itself in the wine industry, especially with its treasured Pinot Noir, which competes neck and neck with Burgundy, France for the best in the world. 

Cascade Sotheby’s offers expertise in all aspects of vineyard properties

From soil analysis, an understanding of AVAs and establishing market values for farming equipment and inventory, it takes extensive and precise knowledge to sell these prodigious properties. Cascade Sotheby’s brokers are trained in all aspects and are immersed in experiential learning with the Sotheby’s International Realty family of vineyard brokers in Sonoma and Napa.

“As you can imagine there’s extensive knowledge required of Cascade Sotheby’s vineyard brokers for matching buyers with these extraordinary specialty properties,” says Dori Olmsted, principal broker, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty in Portland and vineyard real estate specialist. “We’ve done extensive experiential learning and immersion in more established viticultural areas like Sonoma County in California. We have been comprehensively trained in how to establish values for things like farming equipment, produce inventory, wine club membership database and the tasting room in addition to the onsite residence. We understand grapes and varietals, soils in specific American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and the value of that rich, bountiful land.”

A recent Forbes magazine article quotes French investor Gilles de Larouzière, President of Maisons & Domaines Henriot, who explains that the attraction to the Oregon wines is a result of climate: “By 45° latitude, it is often compared to Burgundy in terms of climate, even if it is slightly warmer. This is really a perfect condition for growing Pinot, not mentioning the soils that provide a very interesting typicity to the wines. It is interesting to see that the AVAs are well-defined, with a true research on the distinctive characteristics that are related to each AVA.”

Cascade Sotheby’s introduces new Oregon vineyard listings

Vineyards in Oregon are not only great for business but offer the opportunity to live in the beautiful Northwest. With gorgeous views of valleys, rivers, and mountains, owning property in Oregon wine country offers an experience that stands out among anywhere else in the United States. Cascade Sotheby’s introduces new vineyard listings in Oregon:

New listing in the emerging Umpqua Valley Wine Country

A beautiful gated estate is located in the heart of the Umpqua Valley’s Wine Country and has over 600 feet of riverfront on the North Umpqua River. The property includes a beautiful custom home, vineyard, guest house, and tasting room. With magnificent views of the valley and river, this is one of the most picturesque riverfront estates in Oregon.

With 20.19 acres of Pinot Noir and .57 acres of Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, the vineyard is setup perfectly to grow winery production and the property has been approved to build a 2nd home and tasting room. There is a custom-built, 2-story home with an expansive deck and exceptional views.


Turnkey vineyard businesses in the Willamette Valley

Cascade Sotheby’s was recently awarded new turn-key vineyard listings offering business opportunities in both Eola-Amity Hills and West Linn. The Eola-Amity vineyard is situated on a gently sloping bluff overlooking the Willamette Valley in the and the award-winning winery has around 3.5 acres of a high-quality producing vineyard with an inviting onsite tasting room. The property boasts custom craftsman home with vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, wood framing throughout the place, and a downstairs apartment.

This gorgeous estate features a 4,524 square feet custom home, over 15 acres, and views of the coastal mountains. The property includes a tennis court, hot tub, and wine-harvestable trees. A gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings, hand-scraped cherry floors, library and den, and a dining room that opens up to a large deck are core assets of this home in the heart of Oregon wine country.

West Linn vineyard offers soil for incredible pinot noir grapes

The property is just off Schaeffer Road and situated on a high spot in the land that affords it an incredible view to the west, down over the Willamette Valley. An acre of organically-farmed Pinot Noir grapes are planted on a gentle slope just off the back patio of the home, not only adding to the picturesque landscape but yielding around 150 cases each year. The home itself is 6,400 square feet of warm, light-filled rooms with exposed beams and huge windows that frame sunset views that span all the way to the coastal range. The two large outbuildings are designed to house a winery onsite.

An exceptional global brand leads the way in Oregon

“Aligning my company with the leader in international luxury real estate has opened doors of incredible marketing power, support and connection to a worldwide client base. I am humbled that Sotheby’s International Realty has awarded me additional franchise rights to the renowned brand in new Oregon markets,” says Tebbs. “Our brokers bring the same level of service and commitment to clients regardless of the property price range—we aim to marry the Sotheby’s International Realty celebration of artful living with the unique story and experience residing in each property we sell.”

Realizing the Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Difference

  • A focus on “the art of living” and an understanding of the importance of a sense of place
  • A dedication to representing the “gem” properties of every price range
  • The highest-quality marketing materials and brand assets for brokers
  • A dedicated local marketing team
  • Regional advertising partnerships
  • Cascade Living Magazine - the premier regional lifestyle magazine for the Pacific Northwest
  •, which will launch a fully integrated digital platform from lead generation, social media management, CRM and a responsive website connecting to the Sotheby's International Realty global network. 
  • Knowledgeable brokers with unrivaled industry expertise
  • An acute understanding of the Pacific Northwest sense of place and how to communicate it to the world