Want to Own a Famous "Urban Vineyard"?
|Photos by Harry Wilonsky|
In 1997, Dan and Rose Mary Gatlin bought a large lot in a then-undervalued part of Dallas where they remodeled the house for their residence and established a 245-vine completely "urban" vineyard. This became a local point of interest and some early Palomino-Chardonnays were produced from there non-commercially as the yield was less than 50 gallons per year. In late 2005, the Gatlins moved from there but the name stuck as the winery was being built in another part of the city. Today the current owner of the Inwood Road property has taken an interest in continuing the urban vineyard and the 2006 grapes contributed to one barrel of "Urban Dallas" Palomino-Chardonnay which will be available by Christmas 2007.Says here the house has been on and off the market since September, and a $1.594 million asking price has dropped all the way to $1.4 mil. It just went back on the market Friday, matter of fact. A steal if you like to grow-n-crush your own ("Chardonnay 90%, Cabernet 10%") and live in France without having to leave the '209.