While winery appraisals focus primarily on the physical facility where the wine is created and the equipment inside of it, vineyard appraisals in Napa County, CA focus on the property where the grapes are grown before being turned into wine. As a result, there are a variety of different factors that go into determining the value of a vineyard, as much of what is being inspected is outside and there is a much different kind of equipment used in those locations.
Here are just a few of the factors that play a role for vineyard appraisers in Napa County, CA:
- Location: The location of a vineyard can affect its convenience, quality and overall value. You want a vineyard in a prime location to make distribution much easier.
- Climate: Most vineyards in Napa Valley generally share the same climate, but each individual vineyard can also have its own microclimate and mesoclimate. So we do not just analyze minimum and maximum temperatures for the area and the amount of precipitation—we also take into account individual climatic features at each site.
- Soils: There are a number of major soil issues that affect the value of a vineyard. These include general soil types and characteristics, the fertility of the soil, capacity to hold water, mineral content, erosion and more.
- Water: As the amount of water in California continues to become an even more important issue, access to water at vineyards and other agricultural sites is proving to increase their value. Water distribution systems also factor into this, so having high-quality irrigation systems, sprinklers and pumps in place can all help enhance value.
Looking to schedule a meeting with our vineyard appraisers in Napa County, CA? Reach out to us today at County Appraisals, Inc. by calling 707-257-1040, and we will be happy to schedule your appraisal. Feel free to get in touch with any questions you have about the appraisal process.