CALIFORNIA VINTAGE WINE FIELDS TURNING TO POT: IT’S A CHANGING MARKET

Posted on May 12, 2017

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Sac Bee: “California’s legalization of recreational marijuana has led to the beginning of a major transformation of wine country. It’s been just seven months, but already investors are snapping up property where wine was once produced. Vineyard operators are developing expertise in cannabis cultivation. New, specialty marijuana businesses are sprouting up in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. And farmers who have long made a good living by growing and harvesting winegrapes are expressing interest in diversifying with marijuana.
“As a sustainable farmer, you have to be willing to change with the market, and with crops that are profitable,” said Steve Dutton, president of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau.”

“Farmers, outside investors and cannabis entrepreneurs see the landscape of California’s North Coast changing before their eyes. Their opportunities are particularly ripe in the fertile soils of rural Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties.”

All of the business related to the California wine industry, travel, lodges, vacations, wineries are building their own private cabins for people who want to spend a week living right there.

The pot customers are another sector of society. How many will fly to California, vacation, shop, try local restaurants, order a few cases of new wine, look for property…?

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Sac Bee: Wine country looking more like cannabis country in California

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