With views of sprawling hills covered with beautiful tendrils of grape vines, it comes as no surprise that there is high demand for vineyard real estate in Virginia.
Virginia has become a Mecca for aspiring wine makers of late, with over 250 wineries popping up throughout the state.Whether you’re an aspiring viticulturist or simply love the vineyard views, follow these steps on your journey to purchase vineyard property.
Know What You’re Looking For
The most important step in choosing a vineyard is knowing how you are going to use the property. If your ideal lifestyle is simply to enjoy the views, you will have different requirements for a property than if you’re looking to start a profitable winery.
Once you determine your end goal for the vineyard, set a realistic budget. Whether you’re eager to build your own vineyard from scratch or buying a pre-existing property, it’s best to set pessimistic budgets and hope for optimistic results.
Pick A Seasoned Real Estate Broker
Picking an experienced and knowledgeable broker is the most important part of the vineyard buying process! A broker with familiarity of the area will be able to listen to your overarching goals and show you listings that will help you achieve them.
With years of experience in Virginia vineyard real estate, we are happy to answer any questions you have about selecting the perfect property.
Want to know what to expect? Take a look at our vineyard buying guide for an introduction as well as questions you should ask when picking a broker.
Choose the Right Location
Different grapes require different care, so have a clear vision and plan of what you’re planning to grow!
Avoid falling in love with a property that doesn’t suit your needs by going in with an in-depth education of your grape’s needs. Get familiar with soil types, the slope of land, and how much sun each property receives.
Ready to Achieve Your Dream?
Contact us today to discuss your vineyard real estate goals. With years of experience helping clients purchase vineyards in Virginia, our team would be happy to answer any questions you have about choosing the right property for you.