‘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 Platform
VineMAP is a web based, automated and objective tool for assessing the grapevine growing potential of English land that can be run in an instant. It’s a state-of-the-art land assessment tool underpinned by leading viticulture and climate expertise and peer reviewed science published in the Journal of Land Use Science.
VineMAP’s ultra-high resolution mapping provides the ability to understand overall site suitability and creates up to 10 different reports that work independently or collectively to inform and de-risk potential land investments for viticulture. See the list of reports available in the report info tab, which include topography, climatic conditions & frost risk.
Who should use VineMAP
The UK is fast gaining a reputation for producing fine wines that can compete on an international stage and 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 that will create award winning wines. Using VineMAP will support any potential land investment or investigation to understand if it is suitable for viticulture.
The product is particularly suitable for those:
- Individuals searching for suitable land in England to plant a vineyard
- Land agents supporting customers with suitable land identification
- Land owners considering investing in viticulture
- Those wanting to understand the value and attributes of existing land. Potential for viticulture can increase land value per acre.
- 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 email@example.com. Also if you are interested in land assessments for viticulture outside of England please contact us directly to obtain the report.
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 100 hectares (Ha) 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.
How do I Access VineMAP?
Use the green button at the top of this page or navigate to www.vinescapes/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.