Interesting article from El Pais, the leading international daily newspaper in the Spanish language. This article focuses on the rise of interest from wealthy buyers in vineyard properties around Europe and beyond.
The article is in Spanish but here is a rough translation of the opening few paragraphs which includes comments from Home Hunts –
In the world of the vineyard they defend that God created time on the first day, and then rested. At least that’s what the old vignerons think, those French grape artisans. Winegrowers with the lines of their hands sunk like plow furrows and who protect their ancient vines from the worst frost of the last decades by lighting candles between the plants at two in the morning. Harvest days count, that “if you want to make a small fortune in wine, start with a big one.”
They have a wisdom that many should remember. Especially today, when there is a growing demand for wineries and vineyards between hobby and business. The pandemic has prompted the search for lands of calm and tranquility. The phenomenon resonates strongly in France, Italy, California and, even more tempered, in Spain.