County could become one of top wine producing areas for investors
By James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search
County could become one of top wine producing areas for investors James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, which is based in the Forest of Dean and tracks down ideal properties for well to do clients, says most people don’t see viticulture as a commercial operation.
“Hobby vineyards are a growing trend as young retirees look for something that will challenge them and provide an interest,” he said.
He warns that competition for established wine producers can be fierce and the process can be expensive and fraught with difficulties. He suggests visiting established English vineyards to pick up practical advice rather than rely on internet sites. “The expectation is, and should be, that, certainly in the early years, there will be a cost as opposed to a return,”he said.