The Saint Helena Viticultural Area, situated in the heart of Napa Valley, California, is a revered and historic wine-producing region known for its diverse terroir, exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon wines, and a rich tradition of viticulture. Here is some background that is good to know when looking for Saint Helena vineyards for sale.  This appellation has gained recognition for its unique winegrowing conditions and the quality of its wines.  Saint Helena provides great opportunities for real estate investment and living the wine country lifestyle.

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Here is a summary of the Saint Helena Viticultural Area, including statistics on vineyards and wineries:

Location and Geography:

  • First, the Saint Helena AVA is centrally located within Napa Valley, bordered by the towns of Calistoga to the north and Rutherford to the south.
  • It covers approximately 9,000 acres (3,642 hectares) of land, characterized by a mix of valley floor and hillside vineyards.
  • The region’s diverse soils, including alluvial fans, volcanic deposits, and gravelly loam, contribute to its unique terroir.

Climate:

  • The climate in the Saint Helena AVA is Mediterranean, with warm, sunny days and cooler evenings.
  • The region’s optimal climate, combined with variations in microclimates, allows for the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties.

Grape Varietals:

  • Saint Helena is celebrated for its production of Cabernet Sauvignon, which thrives in the region’s terroir and is often considered among the world’s finest.
  • Other Bordeaux varietals, such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, excel in the AVA, along with Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Vineyards:

  • The AVA is home to numerous vineyards, many of which are renowned for producing premium grapes for some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries.
  • Vineyard sites are carefully chosen to optimize sun exposure, soil composition, and drainage.
  • Saint Helena Vineyards for sale are some of the most sought after in the Napa Valley.

Wineries:

  • Saint Helena boasts a collection of renowned wineries, from historic estates with centuries-old heritage to modern, innovative producers.
  • These wineries craft a variety of wines, with a strong emphasis on Cabernet Sauvignon.   Consequently, they reflect the region’s unique terroir and commitment to excellence.

Notable Recognition:

  • The Saint Helena Viticultural Area has received international acclaim for its Cabernet Sauvignon wines, known for their depth, complexity, and aging potential.
  • The region’s rich history in winemaking, dating back to the 19th century, contributes to its iconic status in the world of wine.

In conclusion, the Saint Helena Viticultural Area is a prestigious and historically significant wine region within Napa Valley.  It celebrates its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon wines and diverse terroir. Saint Helena vineyards for sale properties have the potential for an excellent real estate investment.  Additionally, its renowned wineries and focus on crafting wines that showcase the unique character of the region.  As a result it continues to attract wine enthusiasts and plays a pivotal role in shaping the global perception of Napa Valley wines.

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Vineyards for sale in Saint Helena

A culmination of wineries and fine dining surround the vineyards for sale in Saint Helena. This area of the Napa Valley has a variety of vineyards for sale. You can find great quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc etc… the basic Bordeaux blend can be found in Saint Helena. Whether it is on the valley floor or up in the mountains David can help you find premium vineyards. Keep in mind though that there are areas such as Pope Valley that are distant but have a similar address so those can claim to be in Saint Helena. The Pope Valley is a beautiful area that usually has much larger vineyards for sale.

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Take a moment to review our our inventory and learn more about David Ashcraft. If you are in  Saint Helena or would like to sell your vineyard please reach out. David would enjoy the opportunity to discuss this with you.  If you are looking for vineyards for sale in Saint Helena send David an email.  David would like to help you find the vineyard to fit your vision.  It sits at the center of the Napa Valley, not too cool and not to hot, the temperature is just right!  From Saint Helena you can launch to any part of the Napa Valley, nowhere is too far away.  For a quick visit or living full time, Saint Helena is a great place to make home base.

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An interesting market, wineries for sale Napa

Looking out over the valley one must consider how many wineries might be up for sale in Napa. There are nearly thousands of wineries in the North Coast but the bulk are located here.  Sometimes there are wineries for sale Napa. In recent years it has been the media talks about the plight of some of the wineries in Napa Valley. Granted there were some Napa Valley winery properties that suffered during the downturn. But, the winery real estate market has been moving slightly to the upside.  As of late you will not find nearly as many distressed wineries for sale in Napa.  Through different cycles, opportunities come and go.  Also, the wineries that were for purchase in Napa that were in trouble typically needed a turn around business plan to get them back on track. If you can find a winery to purchase in Napa Valley it can present a great opportunity to live a wonderful lifestyle with the proper approach.

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Ultra premium wine region Napa wineries for sale

Often times clients call looking for Napa wineries for sale when they are really looking for a vineyard. Other times clients are looking for a winery.  They are of the mindset that they will be able to find a functioning Napa Valley winery for several million dollars. Napa Valley winery real estate is some of the most desired of its class in the world. These properties can range from a few million for a more bare bones warehouse style winery.  Or for a relatively low-key lifestyle vineyard estate with a small winery.

High Price For Entry

The larger and more prominent Napa wineries for sale that are located on Hwy 29 with a public tasting room and reasonable production facility will cost easily tens of  millions of dollars.  The price goes up from there. When looking for a Napa Valley winery you may have to dig deep.  They are often only available through a very trusted and private network. Most property owners will not put their Napa wineries on the open market.

Napa Wineries For Sale

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Wine Country Real Estate: Vineyards, Vineyard Estates & Wineries

Wine Country real estate covers a lot of ground including vineyards, vineyard estates, wineries and more traditional real estate. David Ashcraft has been involved in all facets of wine country real estate. Many clients have decided to change their lifestyle.  From the busy, hectic, fast paced rat race so that they can enjoy their dream of acquiring wine country property. Napa and Sonoma counties have a broad range of micro-climates that create a unique pallette to choose from in locating the right place to call home. It takes a great deal of knowledge and understanding to know what a client is looking for and which part of wine country will work best for them.  What does $500k buy in wine country?

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Take a moment to review our inventory and learn more about David Ashcraft. If you would like to sell your property David would enjoy the opportunity to discuss this with you. If you are looking for a vineyard for sale in Napa or Sonoma County David would like to help you find vineyard to fit your vision.

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Giving Thanks, Fall 2008

Now that the harvest is complete, we’re tucking the vines in for a winters rest.  Time to maintain our equipment for another season and starting to reflect back over the year’s events.  A quick reminder that wine country is a beautiful place to live.  What a  year it has been.  Last spring had everyone running in circles.  Frost, rain, heat and cold all occurring within one month. Now, as the tail end of the growing season is coming to an end and we are fairly confident most folks are glad the hard part of the year is behind us. Looking forward it is time to celebrate the holiday season.  It is time to get little rest and relaxation thrown in for good measure. As always we take this time to give thanks and ponder what the next year has in store for us.

Wine Country Is A Beautiful Place To Live

Wine Country Is A Beautiful Place To Live

Reflecting on the past growing season, fraught with many challenges, helps us put this season in perspective. By doing so we’re able to take the proverbial crystal ball out of storage, dust it off, and see what kind of projections we’re able to conjure up.

The Trend Is Your Friend, Or Is It?

One of the most certain trends we are going to see is the relationship between grower and winery.  The will go through yet another transition.  The phrase “How do you like me now?” comes to mind when envisioning a grower and a winery (grower relations) sitting at the negotiating table.  The grower is emboldened by the much known and publicized coming of what could be a massive shortage of wine grapes for the wine market, especially for premium grapes from Napa and Sonoma Counties.  Once again the tide is turning and there is a silver lining for the growers.  We feel that most all varietals will increase in price, even the Merlot market is starting to move in the right direction.  Our crystal ball says that the end of 2009 looks to be a much better year than 2008, for most farmers.  Even with the current economic crisis, we feel there will be price appreciation for most if not all varietals.  Of course the depth and longevity of the downturn will remain a wildcard.

While it appears that the “sky is falling”, and the hinges are definitely a little “loose” in the overall economy, our little niche of vineyard and winery sales continues to move along albeit at a more reserved pace.  Wine buyers will be more  conservative in their spending, reigning in sales, but our crystal ball rightly points out that no one will stop drinking wine.  Most consumers will move to lower price points and some may even buy less wine, but drink wine they will.  For the consumer there’s likely to be great values and bargains, and the beat goes on.  If we can collectively keep our heads and wits about us we will make it through this set back, as the great Bacchus might have once said “One bottle at a time”.

The French Are Coming!

Part of what makes this wild ride so interesting is the influx of money from abroad in the last year.  We have numerous clients from Europe, mostly French Winery owners that are looking for a special opportunity.  Some might call it an invasion but it is exciting to see that there is so much interest from across the pond.  In addition some might even call acceptance and even, dare we say, appreciation. C’est magnifique!

Did You Know?

Here’s an interesting side note…. after seeing the movie Bottle Shock which was loosely based on the tasting of Paris in 1976  (that really put Napa & Chateau Montelena Winery on the map by winning a blind tasting against numerous French wines) our curiosity  was stirred.  Where did the grapes come from that made the famous bottle of 1973 Chardonnay?  After a bit of detective work (think Inspector Clouseau) we had heard everything from the source being Estate Grapes, to blends from Napa and Sonoma as well as several far out ideas of where they came from.

An interesting clue but somewhat misleading is that the bottle is labeled “Napa-Alex”.  This is with regards to where the grapes came from. Still, there was no clear answer and it appeared that we were going to have to dig a little deeper to solve this mystery. So, as any good detective might do, I put a call into the source, Bo Barrett at Chateau Montelena, to get the real story.

Just a little bit of trivia to ponder.

The real story is that the grapes that won the number one chardonnay in the world, tasted by all French judges in the 1976 Paris tasting came from two vineyards.  One part from the Hanna Vineyards on Orchard Road, Napa.   Thee other part of the grapes came from Bacigalupi Vineyards in Alexander Valley. Chef d’ceuvre!

Sooooooooooooooo, one may say that Sonoma had a little to do with that Napa award as well.

You might be asking yourself, what took the French so long to come and buy out their American competitors? If asked, the response would likely have something to do with the value of the Euro vs. the Dollar.  Or, Napa and Sonoma are now beating them at every tasting event. Although somewhere in the message is the unquestionable quality of Napa and Sonoma wines.

Aside from the French, we are seeing buyers / investors from all over.  There has been interest from Russia, China, Viet Nam, Canada and even Central America.  Seems there is a world-wide thirst for our wine country.

Thanks!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Between the intoxicating smell of fermentation in the air I can almost smell a  freshly baked pecan pie, roasted turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.  We live in one of the most blessed areas of the world.  So far, we haven’t been wiped out by tornados, hurricanes, floods or other natural disasters like many of our fellow countrymen during the past year.  It is a pleasure to wake up every morning and overlook our beautiful wine country. We also enjoy nearly perfect weather year round.  We have the greatest wineries and restaurants in the world at  our fingertips.  Last but certainly not least this has to be one of the greatest places to raise a family.  We are very grateful to be able to live in the Northern California Wine Country.

This time of year is a great time to reflect back on the years happenings, both good and bad.  As long as we have our health, and are happy with our lives, success is sure to follow.  We have met many new people in the last few years and learned about different cultures from around the world.  We’ve made new friends, built new relationships and found exciting new opportunities.  We also remember old, tried and true friends and business relationships that have allowed us to prosper in the wine country.  And don’t forget, wine country is a beautiful place to live.

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