Making (and drinking) your own wines
Photograph courtesy of Bob McClenahan
Undulating sun-kissed hills planted with rows of lush vines yielding fruit that has the potential to make us merry; the prospect of owning a vineyard is universally romantic to those with an epicurean edge and an appreciation for the finer things in life.
“There are many reasons to buy a vineyard,” says David Ashcraft, founder of Vintroux Real Estate, who has been selling vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma for 17 years. “They are usually in beautiful locations, and they epitomise a great lifestyle, something that they can share with friends and go and visit. Plus, there is huge bragging potential. On top of the property itself, you can create your own wine that you can gift to friends and associates and that can also be run as a business and yield some income.” You need never worry about buying the best wine for your superyacht parties again.