When I was looking for information on building a vinyard I ran across a couple of differnet cost estimates for vinyards in California. They quoted good vinyard land at $125,000/acre OR MORE (!!!) and the costs of establishing a vinyard at $30k/acre, with two more years at $3-5k/acre, for a total sunk cost of $40k per acre before you get y our first harvest.
That seems pretty amazing. No wonder wine sells for so much. They've got huge capital costs!
Mine is a little cheaper; my total cost for this vinyard - prep, posts, wire, plastic, plants - would be around $2800 an acre. So for my little quarter-acre vinyard I'm at roughly $700. The land itself I purchased for $6k/acre -- so what folks down in california think is reasonably price at $160,000 costs me in washington roughly $10k on an acre-basis.
All of the vines are planted; 25 each of the following varieties:
Canadice - table, juice, wine, jelly
Einset Sedless - table
Monuka - Table, raisin
Suffolk red - table
|all posts, plastic and vines in. Just need trellis wires and row-end supports|