A centuries-old practice in Europe is growing in popularity within the United States, especially in regards to countryside luxury properties. In Europe, especially within Italy and France, there are hundreds of estate vineyards that grow grapes and either create their own wine or sell their fruit product to vintners that then use their crop and create wine with it. This property outside of Florence is one of the more beautiful Italian properties you will find. There is a lot of land available here and the landscaping is pristine. For people with the land to do so - such as with this property - the ability to grow and sell grapes can create an attractive method of producing extra income as well as become a fulfilling hobby.
Vineyards have a certain sense of nostalgia associated with them because of their rustic prominence. In Europe, the wealthiest families have long been practicing the creation of wine on their property. While the European countryside might be ideal for growing grapes, this doesn’t mean that this practice needs to remain in that continent. The majority of the United States is able to grow robust grape crops and as such, the creation of wine is quickly becoming a very American way of life.
The Napa Valley and surrounding areas in Northern California are renowned winemaking communities and feature some of the best made wines in all of the United States. Outside the bustle of San Francisco in Los Gatos is a rare luxury vineyard property sure to delight the wine aficionado. Situated on 24 total acres, the estate features a luxury home of the finest quality to accompany grounds that include 5 planted acres of the highest quality cabernet.
Located in Sherman, Texas, Angel Ridge Manor is an exceptional estate situated high on a ridge and approached beyond a gated entry and dramatic tree-lined drive. The property includes a 15 acre vineyard irrigated by a creek that runs through the grounds and produces an abundance of Chambourcin grapes. In addition to the amazing vineyard potential, the four bedroom residence boasts over 13,600 square feet and features an indoor lap pool, Irish-style pub, spa and party rooms, a four-tier home theater and much more.
There’s no doubt that growing grapes and turning them into wine is a complicated process. For many people, this is a passion, though, and you can turn this into a successful business venture if you put in the work and have a little luck. What has worked for centuries in French chateaus and Italian vineyards can work for you, too.