Winemaker seeking land for vineyard and orchard

Farming Experience

Farming experience

6-10 years of experience

Type of farming experience

  • Worked on a farm
  • Agricultural degree
  • Farm management experience

Description of farming experience

I've worked in wine production since 2018, and am currently employed as a vineyard manager/winemaker here in Maine.

Farming Plans

State(s) of interest

  • Maine

Minimum acreage desired

10

Arrangements desired

  • Purchase or own
  • Business partnership
  • Lease-to-own
  • Collective/group tenure

Arrangement description

Working with a perennial crop, I am looking for an arrangement that will ensure longterm security

Planned farming practices

  • Certified organic
  • Not certified, but follow organic practices
  • Sustainable/regenerative

Planned farming enterprises

  • Perennials

Farming enterprises description

Diversifying the farm with alternate income streams will be important, and I plan to explore market vegetables/cut flowers, but the heart of the venture is for perennial fruit production dedicated to wine production.

Infrastructure needed

  • Farm buildings
  • Housing

Business planning description

I am currently working with an SBA advisor to flesh out our business plan

Additional Information

The focus of the farm vineyard is to yield grapes for wine production, using a sustainable and ecologically responsible approach to farming. The vineyard will be planted to disease-resistant hybrid grapevine cultivars, which are well suited to produce high quality fruit in cold climates and require low chemical inputs. Wines produced from these cultivars are unique in the larger global wine market and can be a compelling demonstration of the terroir of the state of Maine.

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