Are You A Sales Driven or Production Driven Winery?  If you don’t know the answer, you need to know it.

What is your vineyard’s pedigree? Same answer, i.e., you need to know it.

Without knowing the answers to these two simple questions, creating a mission statement and a marketing and sales plan for your wine business product will be next to impossible. And in today’s competitive environment, if the retailer, restaurateur, consumer or any buyer, for that matter, doesn’t know the answers to these two questions about the product you are producing and selling, your wine or grapes will be overlooked at your expense.

Vineyard, grape and winery buyers are now kicking tires looking for distressed sellers. Sellers in highly desirable areas with detailed pedigrees are fetching higher prices and, consequently, are seeing the low-ball tire kickers gravitate towards other offerings, usually lower priced.

Our 9.42 Wine Industry Development Opportunity in Healdsburg, CA is now awaiting Sonoma County approval to allow the production of wine and spirits, too. Existing approved and permitted Use Permit allows for the building of a 50,000 sf wine warehouse with six retail tastings rooms. We expect a decision from Sonoma County to add the production entitlement soon, so stay tuned! Conveniently located at 14210 Bacchus Landing Way/555 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA near Highway 101, the property with entitlements is Offered at $2.4 million

From Highway 101 in Healdsburg, we head south to the town of Petaluma where we have a new listing: A Rare Opportunity to Split a 240± Acre Parcel & Buy 100 Acres of Beautiful Horse Property Near the Marin/Sonoma Border. Buyer must pay for all costs associated with the parcel split. Excellent single family home site possibilities. Offered at $2.6 million for 100 Acres.

Heading east from Petaluma to eastern Napa County, we have the following for sale: Two Lender Owned “REO/AS-IS” Mostly Level, Contiguous 10.1± Acre Parcels with Agriculture and Vineyard Development Potential. Located near the intersection of Highways 128 and 121 in the Capell Valley, Napa County, Napa Valley Appellation, a vineyard development feasibility was completed by Paul Animosa in 2006. Parcel B is Offered for $480,000, and Parcel C is Offered for $440,000.

And last but certainly not the least, we head back to Sonoma County and find our 129± Acres of Prime Contiguous Agricultural and Commercial Real Estate Available at the Corner of River and Fulton Roads near the Sonoma County Airport and Highway 101. Russian River AVA, this is a great location for building a winery with tasting room, planting a vineyard and constructing a warehouse for storage and distribution. Close to railroad tracks with the possibility of adding a railroad spur with appropriate permitted approval. This property was offered 18 months ago for $12.2 million, now Offered for $6 million as Sellers are Motivated!

For the latest information on these four offerings, contact Kenneth O’Farrell at (707) 528-1400, ext. 156.