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Burbank Ranch Vineyard and Winery going to auction 

The 84-acre winery will be sold by Elite Auctions on June 17

–Burbank Ranch, an award-winning 84-acre winery and vineyard in Paso Robles wine country, was last listed at $18 million and will be sold at auction on June 17. The sustainably-planted vineyard spans 45-acres of land and has 80,000 grape plants that produce 10,000 cases of wine annually. The entire business, including high-tech equipment, will be sold turnkey.

“Burbank Ranch was meticulously designed as a winemaker and connoisseur’s dream. The vineyard produced many award-winning wines, including Best of Class, during the first year it was harvested,” said Randy Haddaway, president of Elite Auctions. “Burbank Ranch was a true labor of love for Doctor Fred and Melody Burbank, who designed, constructed and farmed the 83.5-acre property for nearly 10 years. The buyer who purchases this property will be handed a highly esteemed operation that’s poised to continue growing into a booming business.”

In 2008 the Burbanks developed and planted the 45-acre, sustainably-farmed vineyard, which is now comprised of 80,000 plants that produce 16 grape varietals. Handpicked fruit is processed using the ranch’s state-of-the-art machinery and monitored by high-tech computer programs, all of which is available for purchase.

The 19,000-square-foot tasting room is situated on the property’s highest point and features wall-to-wall windows with panoramic views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. The main room boasts an oak tasting bar and opens to an expansive terrace that offers seating and an outdoor bar that overlooks acres of vineyards across rolling hills. A commercial-grade kitchen and three private offices are also located on the main floor.

Below the tasting room, winemakerSteve Anglim strategically designed the wine-production space to house cutting-edge equipment and temperature-controlled storage space. Fermentation tanks, barrel vaults, a crush pad and a laboratory are thoughtfully positioned throughout the building to maximize quality wine production. The one-of-a-kind facility was designed with top-of-the-line ventilation and computer systems that are unparalleled in Paso Robles wine country. Burbank Ranch is certified to produce 10,000 cases of wine annually.

The 4,550-square-foot main house is a one-story, four-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bathroom estate. The home’s entryway opens to the living room, which boasts high ceilings, a grand oak bar and glass French doors that lead to the backyard. Behind the home sits a lap pool, a Bocce Ball court and a dining area shaded by a pagoda blanketed by lush wisteria flowers.

Also on the property is the 2,970-square-foot “Green Barn,” a steel agriculture building that houses farming machinery, tractors and utility vehicles. An attached 650-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment includes a living room, a kitchen and a washer/dryer. The property’s final structure is a 1,000-square-foot gatehouse with three-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a washer/dryer.

Burbank Ranch is located in the El Pomar District of the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA), which is recognized as one of the few premium grape-growing regions in the world. In 2013, Paso Robles won Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Region of the Year award, which recognizes excellence in wine quality, innovation and excitement in an area. Burbank Ranch was also awarded the “Sustainability in Practice Certificate” by the Central Coast Vineyard Team for its energy efficiency, social equity, farming sustainability, water use, recycling and packaging processes.

5685 El Pomar Drive is open for prospective buyers to view starting Saturday, May 20, 2017 and continuing every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. Private showings are also available by appointment. The last scheduled open house will be held the day before the auction on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. Additional private tours are also available by calling Elite Auctions at 844.94ELITE.

The absolute auction will be held onsite at 5685 El Pomar Drive, Templeton, California 93465 on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. Broker participation is invited. For additional information on this auction, call 844.94-ELITE, email info@eliteauctions.com or visit www.EliteAuctions.com.

 

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.

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