The property rises dramatically from its long frontage on the pristine, trout-filled, Rapidan River to a series of open plateaus which are ideally suited for the growing of wine grapes or the management of cattle and/or horses.
From the meadows on the plateaus, the property rises to the top of the forested mountain to the east. In 1880 the original home was built from lumber harvested from the surrounding land and milled at the Walnut Grove Mill, which was then a part of the farm. Original millstones can still be found on the property. Two other dwellings are currently being used as rentals.
The views of the surrounding mountains and of the nearby Shenandoah National Park are overwhelmingly beautiful, as is the delightful river frontage, with the mountains as a stunning backdrop.
This property and the surrounding farms and estates are protected by conservation easements which will ensure that this uniquely wonderful valley will remain as beautiful as it is now long into the future.
The high Plateaus at Maple Glen have been assessed by central Virginias preeminent vineyard consultant, Chris Hill, as being perfectly suited for the growing of Vitus Vinifera, or European wine grapes.
The elevation, orientation, air drainage, microclimate, and soils are precisely the types required for growing healthy wine grapes.
For more information on this or other properties Call Rick Walden (434) 981-5923.
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