Project Description

  • 217 +/- acres

  • West of I-5 from WVV

  • Frontage on Liberty Road

This approximately 217-acre parcel, with about 110 acres plantable to vineyard, is just minutes south of Salem in the mid-Willamette Valley and minutes west of I-5 from two different exits.

It is about 1/2 hour south of Portland and set in the middle of new and existing vineyards.


The offering consists of a total of approximately 217 acres. It has been owned by the same group since the early 1970s. They were caught up in the changes in land use law that would have allowed them to develop the ground for residences, then saw the law change such that that could not happen. Then, with Measure 37, they got those rights back, only to have them removed again with the passage of Measure 49. The point of this is that the land has not had much farming or other activity for many years. Below is a topographical outline of the property color coded as described below the map. The numbers in each area are the acreage amounts.

The yellow areas are the prime plantable ground. The green is part of that, but areas that would need to be cleared of brush and small trees. The reddish area is farmable, perhaps to filberts, but is north slope. It should be noted that the elevation lines are delineated in 10′ increments.

The soils, as shown on the soil map, are almost all Nekia, which is a volcanic based soil consisting of dark reddish-brown silty clay loam 3-5′ deep over fractured and weathered basalt. It is very similar to Jory, but much shallower. It has a water holding capacity of 3-7″. It is widely planted upon in both the South Salem Hills and in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA northwest of Salem. Read the soil maps report.

The property tops out at an elevation of 597′ and drops to just over 350′ at its northeast corner. There are a couple of draws that could very likely be developed in surface water storage subject to Water Resources approval.


There are no improvements other than three wells that were tested at 25, 27 and 60 gallons per minute. All water rights must be processed through the Oregon Water Resources Department. There is no current homesite approval, but one or more would become available through the income rule. Contact broker for more information.


See the maps. The access is south out of Salem on Liberty Road past Bunker Hill Road on the right, over the top to the McLain and Associates signs on the left on the downhill slope. Or take the Turner exit from I-5 onto Delaney Road to the west. Right on Sunnyside to Hylo, west to the ‘T’ at Liberty, then south 2.4 miles to the site. Or from the south, take the Ankeny Hill exit from I-5 to the west and veer west on Ankeny Hill Road to the ‘T’ at Liberty Road and go north just under a mile to the signs on the right.


$1.55 million