Opening a new winery in Bordeaux is no easy task. The ancient wine country area of France is a much different than the younger always changing Napa Valley wine country of California, here in the states. Not only are the newcomers challenged with competing with wineries that are thousands of years old, they face challenges with limited space and the rising costs of farming organically. The price of organic production is around 15% higher than traditional farming. It is much easier for the bigger more established wineries to absorb the land of the smaller failed wineries than the start fresh in the old wine country.
“From 2010 to 2014 alone, there were over 50 new wineries registering with the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), from owners as diverse as NBA star Yao Ming to French billionaire François Pinault.”
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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