‘VineMAP is absolutely crucial in the development of any new vineyard land, enabling costly mistakes to be avoided. It has clear mapping of all the essential factors that make decisions as to the suitability of a site or parts of a site straightforward. This has the potential to revolutionise UK wine production and ensure that only the most suitable sites for grape growing are planted’
‘With the accessibility of VineMAP in terms of cost and functionality, I would be professionally obliged to deploy most or all of its functions as a basis for evaluating client’s candidate vineyard sites; in any case, use of VineMAP would very likely be the most cost-effective way of accessing the data-set and then presenting it for a client.’
VineMAP – Vineyard suitability Mapping and Assessment Program
VineMAP is an automated and objective tool for assessing the grapevine growing potential of English land. It’s a state-of-the-art land assessment tool, that can be run in a matter of minutes, and is underpinned by leading viticulture and climate expertise and supported by peer reviewed science published in the Journal of Land Use Science.
VineMAP’s ultra-high resolution mapping assessment program creates up to 8 different reports that work independently or collectively to inform and de-risk potential land investments for vineyards. These include topography, land use, land designation, climatic conditions & frost risk analysis. See report information tabs for further details.
Please note: Our Soil Suitability Report (report 2) is currently under development and will go live, with automated soil information and analysis, in October.
Who should use VineMAP
The UK is fast gaining a reputation for producing outstanding wines that can compete on an international stage. In tandem viticulture is one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in England. However, this doesn’t mean that you can plant a vine anywhere and grow grapes commercially that will result in award winning wines. Using VineMAP will inform potential land investments or investigations into viticulture suitability in an informed and objective way to identify and grape suitable land.
The product is particularly suitable for those:
- Searching for suitable land in England to plant a vineyard
- Land agents supporting customers with suitable land identification services
- Land owners considering investing / diversifying in viticulture
- Those wanting to understand the value and attributes of existing land. Potential for viticulture can increase land value per hectare (ha).
- Insurers looking to understand vineyard site meteorological risks.
What geographic area does VineMAP cover?
VineMAP covers all of England and we have plans to expand to other regions of the UK soon. Each report is limited to 500 Ha. If you would like to assess an area larger than 500 Ha please contact Vinescapes directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you are interested in land assessments for viticulture outside of England please contact us directly to obtain a quote.
How much does VineMAP cost?
Each VineMAP report type is priced individually and prices can be found in the FAQ’s . There is a flat fee for the first 100Ha of selected land, then a supplementary cost added per additional 50Ha (up to a maximum of 500Ha). You will receive a 10% bulk buy discount if you purchase all the terrain based reports (reports 1–4) or a 15% discount if you purchase all the terrain based reports and the climate report (report 6) at the same time.
If you would like to use VineMAP on a regular basis we can provide a frequent users package with subscriptions or discounts calculated on a volume basis. Please contact email@example.com for further details.