British buyers get taste for properties with vineyards

Searches on the site for properties with vineyards were negligible five years ago, but have climbed steadily since, rising almost 3% over the past year – with France, Italy and California in the US ranking as the most popular locations for these homes.

As properties with access to skiing and golf facilities continue to dominate "key word searches", making up more than 60% of the total, the growing interest in vineyards is significant.

Ann Wright, International Development Manager of Primelocation International, said: "Properties with vineyards have seen a substantial rise in popularity over the past few years, as an aging population with an increasingly sophisticated taste looks to buy abroad.

"This is a trend that we expect to see continue, as the attractive lifestyle associated with a love of food and wine finds a niche among the favourite pursuits of golf, skiing and sailing."

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