I posted an article on my blog vindeling.com/ yesterday and I thought it might interest a few people, so I will share it
Released on July 17, a French order of the Ministry of Agriculture determines the average market value of agricultural land in 2013, including land for vineyards. In your opinion, what is the most expensive region in France?
In Alsace , the plots are sold between 50 and 323 thousand euros per hectare, depending on their situation, the Haut-Rhin is more expensive than the Bas-Rhin.
As can be expected, the price of Champagne is not for everyone ... Not a single hectare of vines less than 500,000 euros (Côte d'Epernay) and the Côte des Blancs, you will pay up to € 1.8 million for your first hectare.But that's nothing compared to Bourgogne, where the price of a vineyard located in area of Grand Cru can increase to 9.5 million euros ... hectare. 60,000 against the Côte d’Or but always for a "mere" regional appellation ...
A little further east, in the Jura , the plots are trading at an average price between 21 and 36,000 euros / hectare, the most expensive grapes being in Arbois. In Savoie , the best price is to find Chautagne (10,000 / ha) and highest in the Cluse Chambery (75,000).
In the Loire , the most affordable names are those of Valençay (10,000 euros per hectare on average) or Touraine (7000), for against Sancerre can reach 180,000 euros / ha and Renardières 95,000. Not far away, in Pouilly-Fumé, ha trades on average 145,000 euros. By cons, in the Loir-et-Cher , the vineyard parcel sells for between 3 and 5,000 euros in the Coteaux du Vendome. Probably the least expensive area of France appellation.
In Auvergne , prices range between 10 and 20,000 euros in St. Pourçain well as Côtes d'Auvergne.
Bordeaux, prices soarIn Bordeaux , if a parcel of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux between 7 and 30,000 euros, it can go up to 2.1 million euros to 2,350,000 euros Pauillac or Pomerol. Better to invest not far away in the Lot-et-Garonne : Côtes de Duras or Côtes du Marmandais, you acquire a vineyard at 9,000 euros per hectare only.
Or search for land in the Southwest near, for example in the Coteaux du Quercy where there are vines to 6,000 euros per hectare or Tursan 10,000. A Gaillac, the price ranges between 9,000 and 13,000 euros, not bad for a fast-growing region.
Slightly further north, in Poitou-Charentes , if the production of cognac you tent hectare sells there between 20 and 58,000 euros in Cognac Grande Champagne area.
Rhone, prices finally "reasonable"In Beaujolais , the most expensive names are those of Moulin-à-Vent, Brouilly and Fleurie between 80 and 100,000 euros per hectare.
In the valley of the Rhone , not surprisingly, the most expensive plots are those of Côte Rôtie and Hermitage (1 million / ha on average), followed by Condrieu (650,000) and it is a surprise, Cornas at 450.0000 euros. If you want to try the Rhone adventure, sit in Grignan-les-Adhemar where you can purchase your first land at an average price of 10,000 euros. Further south, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the average is 350,000 euros, 140,000 in Gigondas and Vacqueyras 85,000. A good quality / price ratio finally.
In Languedoc-Roussillon , probably one of which is to more improved over the last decade regions, the price per hectare remains moderate: 6000 euros in Fitou, 9000 Cabardès or Pézenas but climbed to 17,000 in the sector La Clape or 46,000 a designation Pic Saint-Loup.
In the land of RosésIn Provence , the hectare of vines in Cassis sold at an average price of 75,000 euros, 100,000 in Bandol and the "Côtes de Provence" zone to 40,000.
Finally, in Corsica , prices remain quite correct and there also sail between 13,000 euros for plots of the Eastern Plains (many unions are there for that matter) and 30,000 euros towards Patrimonio. But there, you better be corse to buy ...
>> For all the details, the full document can be downloaded from the site Legifrance , Table 4 relates the vineyards.