FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does it cost to buy a vineyard ?
The price of vineyard land in Bordeaux varies enormously, with some areas selling for as little as 15,000 Euros per hectare while others fetch over 1 million Euros per hectare. So, while it is possible to buy a small winemaking estate for as little as five hundred thousand Euros, a larger estate or an estate in a more prestigious appellation might cost several million Euros.
Are there any additional costs I should be aware of ?
Yes, you should also take into account buying costs. These amount to approximately 12% of the purchase price and include registration fees (approx. 5%), notaire’s fees (approx. 1.5%), the selling agent’s commission (usually 5%) and value added tax on some of these items. You might also need to budget for renovations and improvements to the vineyard, the winemaking facilities and the house.
How long will the whole process take ?
Buying a vineyard is a lengthy process, not least because in most cases you are also buying a business. The time it takes to find a suitable property is partly down to you in terms of knowing what you want and being in a position to make a decision. Once an offer has been formally accepted a transaction usually takes between four and six months to complete.
Why should I use Vineyard Intelligence ?
For several reasons:
Firstly, we do all the legwork for you. There are many different places to find vineyards for sale, not all of which you will be able to find by searching the internet. We cover all of the bases to ensure that you have access to every property that meets your requirements.
Secondly, we have the combination of technical expertise and local knowledge to assist you in making the right decision. Finding a property is one thing; assessing its quality is an altogether different proposition.
Thirdly, and most importantly, we provide you with completely impartial, objective advice. Unlike an estate agent, we are not tied to properties we have been mandated to sell. We are retained by you, the buyer, and our sole aim is to find the right property for you.
Which areas do you cover ?
We focus on the Bordeaux region but also advise clients who wish to purchase vineyard properties in other areas of France.
If I am interested in buying a vineyard what should I do next ?
If you would like a free consultation to discuss your project just send an email by clicking on the address in the menu box or call on the telephone number provided. If you are not sure whether you are ready to proceed you might like to register for our newsletter on the Contact Us page and also take a look at the Buyers Guide and Market Intelligence sections of our website, which are full of useful information and advice.