You need to have a passion for wine
Owning a vineyard can be a tough but incredibly rewarding experience. As with anything in life that is challenging, your odds of success are better if you truly have a passion for what you are doing. It takes time, patience, and money to get your vineyard producing well. It also takes a great deal of knowledge in different areas — growing grapes, producing wine, and running a business. You’ll be better able to weather the ups and downs of owning and running a vineyard if you go into it with your eyes wide open.
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Buying a vineyard is an exciting opportunity, and it helps to have an expert on your side. When you’re ready to jump into viticultural real estate, contact Agent Vineyard or Agent inc. at 949-791-8160 or [email protected]. The time is now. Let us open your world to new possibilities.The last 18 months have given many of us a serious reality check. The pandemic has upended life as we know it — and many of us have taken this opportunity to reconsider what truly makes us happy. While enjoying wine has certainly been at the top of the list for lots of folks, perhaps you’ve taken the idea one step further. Perhaps you have emerged from this pandemic wanting to turn your passion for wine into a profession. And if you have, then you’ll need a vineyard. But buying a vineyard entails more than just giving your lifestyle a makeover. It’s a serious commitment that deserves your full consideration. If you’re interested in buying a vineyard, then here are the most important things you need to know.
It’s an investment of time
Starting a vineyard from scratch or rehabilitating an existing vineyard takes time. If you’re planning to plant your own grapes, then it can take three or four years before you will have a product to sell. It also takes time to make money with a vineyard. Many of those who own vineyards may not begin seeing profits for ten years or more.
It’s an investment of money
To turn your dream of owning a vineyard into a reality, you need to have the money to get started. Depending on where the vineyard is located, the size of the property, and the money needed for infrastructure such as barrels and staff, you can expect to make a substantial investment per acre.
You need to know the legalities
Regulations will vary from location to location, so it’s important to know what the rules are where you buy. You may need to apply for permits. You will also need an understanding of water rights and know where your water is coming from.
You need to know your niche
Vineyards specialize in different types of wine. What varieties do you want to focus on? You will need to know what type of grapes you will be growing and how to care for them. You’ll also want to develop expertise in how to market your wine and where to find your clients.