Growing Wine Industry and Real Estate Demand

Growing Wine Industry and Real Estate Demand

Over the last half-century, the United States has developed a roaring wine industry and culture with wine appellations that rival international wine regions. While the United States wine industry dates back to the 1500’s, the industry didn’t gain momentum until 1976 when the famous Judgment of Paris turned the world’s attention to California wines when a panel of French wine experts score several of the state’s wines higher than top Bordeaux and white Burgundy in a blind tasting.

Today, grapes are highest value fruit crop in the United States, valued at close to $5 billion dollars annually and total wine sales of $67.7 billion in 2017, $41.8 billion of which was produced domestically, mostly in California wine regions.

The demand for domestically produced wines has made way for new vineyards, wineries, wine estates, wine bars, wine boutique shops, and wine business of all types which are populating the land masses of California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, New York, and many others throughout the United States.

Some of the top wine regions in the United States Include:

Napa, California

Napa Valley is one of the world’s most recognizable and premier wine-making regions. It’s renowned for its manicured vineyards, impressive Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Merlots.

Sonoma, California
Often dubbed as Napa’s more rustic little sister, this award-winning wine destination is home to 17 distinct growing regions–from Russian River Valley and Carneros, to Sonoma Coast and Dry Creek Valley

Charlottesville, Virginia

Virginia is more likely to be associated with historical United States historical sites than a phenomenal wine region, but Thomas Jefferson planted grapes at his home, nearly 250 years ago. While he had little success, in the years that followed, the pastoral landscape, fertile soil, and lengthy growing season (over 200 days) have produced a number of award-winning wineries.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Willamette Valley home to more than 500 wineries, but it’s also less than an hour away from Portland. Willamette Valley is positioned on about the same latitude as the Burgundy region of France, which is famous for its Pinot Noir—so it’s no surprise that this region has a haven of Pinot Noir.

Texas Hill Country, Texas

Better known for their barbeque than for their Bordeaux, it’s true what they say: “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” even their wine region. The Hill Country American Viticultural Area covers nine million acres–making it the second largest wine region in the nation. The sunny, dry climate yields excellent Tempranillos, Syrahs, Albarinos, Cabernets, and Zinfandels.

Finger Lakes, New York

If you like Riesling—you’ll also find Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer—the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York is the place to go. With over 100 wineries in the area—it has been said that this is one of most underrated wine regions in the world.

Paso Robles, California

Located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is perhaps best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. But it also has some unexpected, hidden gems—like Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel and white Rhône-style blends. While it used to be fairly unknown, in recent years, it’s become one of the most prominent winemaking regions in California, thanks to beautiful estates, affordable bottles, and a 25-minute drive to the ocean.

As the wine regions above continue to grow—so does their need for real estate! Vineyards, wineries, wine estates, wine bars, and wine businesses all require land and facilities to grow, process, package, store, ship, or sell. Property types include agricultural land, mountainous caves, industrial warehouses, residential estates, retail shops and everything in between. Vineyards in Napa are considered to be some of the most beautiful and prestigious real estate investments in the world and not to mention some of the most desirable and expensive.

But how does one sell or buy such a large and expensive property? Or even begin the search? This is where comes in—a comprehensive worldwide marketplace platform for wine industry real estate users and professionals to search and advertise available vineyards for sale or lease, wineries for sale, wine estates, and wine businesses of all types for sale. Think of as a Zillow or LoopNet for the wine industry, but unlike Zillow or LoopNet,, aims to build value by focusing on the wine industry and attracting only visors to their site to find a “Vino” property (or business).

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