1. Californians find vineyards intoxicating: Rogue Valley land fertile for sale to hobbyists and would-be winemakers

    Mailtribune.com (Jul 9 2013)

    1. Californians find vineyards intoxicating: Rogue Valley land fertile for sale to hobbyists and would-be winemakers

      Vineyards are lining more land in the Rogue Valley, and not all of the plantings are being done by viticulture pros. Hobby growers dreaming of picturesque vines in their backyards are installing plants to grow pinot noir, cabernet and chardonnay grapes.

      At the same time, local real-estate agents are touting undeveloped land for its vineyard potential, marketing the area to well-heeled hobbyists who toy with the idea of someday owning a commercial winery.

      And more farmers from California who make a living on olive trees or tomatoes in their home state are buying established vineyards here to enter the wine ...

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