Here’s a news release that caught my eye. It’s another sign that the wine industry needs grapes. I'd already heard rumors to this effect: A Madera County vineyard was auctioned off for $24,920 per planted acre – which has to be one of the highest prices per acre ever paid in California's Central Valley. The 144-acre vineyard evidently sold for $3.1 million.
So how does this pencil out?
The vineyard has averaged 12.2 tons of Chardonnay grapes harvested per acre over the past four years.