Vineyard flourishes in Terrebonne

Cindy Grossman converted a hay and alfalfa ranch into a destination resort in Terrebonne.

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Cindy Grossman turned a 300-acre Terrebonne hay and alfalfa ranch into the Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyard and Event Center, a destination resort.

With views of Cascade Mountain and Smith Rock State Park and the largest vineyard in the area, the resort brings agri-tourism to Central Oregon.

First, Grossman set about constructing an iconic farmhouse centerpiece fashioned off the antique barns of the Midwest and East Coast from old-growth pine, including a sturdy centerpiece table crafted from floor joists salvaged from part of the old Terrebonne Train Depot.

Then she went through what proved to be an exhaustive land use process in her quest to diversify into creative directions.

“A big part of our focus here is on health, wellness and education regarding responsible, sustainable practices.” Grossman finally emerged victorious in her fight to win small destination-resort type approval for the site, with the help of exhaustive background work including searching old permits showing legal lots of record.

Read more at Cascade Business News.

Or, read a less sunny outlook on destination resorts by Oregon Business editor Robin Doussard.

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