Click on each title to find out what information each type of report will contain:
Each VineMAP report is priced individually, listed in the table below. 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 7) at the same time.
(Per additional 50Ha)
|1||Topographic suitability & grading||£575||£230|
|2||Soil suitability information, landcover suitability
and designated ‘protected’ areas
|4||Bulk Buy all terrestrial reports (1–4) 1o% Discount||£840||£335|
|5||Climate (including Frost Risk)||£575||£230|
|6||Frost risk assessment only||£350||£140|
|7||Bulk Buy all terrestrial and climate reports (1-4, 6 and 7) 15% discount||£1,575||£630|
Slope, aspect, solar radiation, elevation and geographic location all play a big part in determining the meso-climate and workability of a particular site. VineMAP gives you a very detailed insight into all these factors and maps them over your selected area at an ultra-high resolution, up to 1m x 1m gridded resolution using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data derived from airborne and satellite surveys. This report provides you with both mapped area suitability (colour coded) and a grading for the different variables by both suitability value and hectarage, i.e. the report tells you how many hectares of the selected land is suitable under the different variables, and collectively.
Soil texture, drainage, pH, fertility, nutrient and organic matter content are all important attributes in determining viticultural suitability. It must be noted that the accuracy of any soil suitability dataset must be validated by a physical survey and we strongly recommend that you contact us, as a qualified agent, to carry out this work. Contact: email@example.com for more details.
The suitability of land for viticulture will most likely depend on what the land is currently used for or composed of. Potentially suitable land for viticulture is likely to be limited to those classified as arable, horticulture or grassland because they are deemed most likely to exhibit viticulture suitability parameters. VineMAP references the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology’s land cover map (2015) provided at 25m resolution. The results are shown overlaid in an easy to read colour coded map.
This report also shows any protected environmental or historical areas within or near the selected land. VineMAP utilises Natural England’s and Historic England’s datasets to highlight any areas that would be restricted to viticulture due to specific designations related to wildlife, geological or historic interest.
This reports contains all of the information included in reports 1-3 and is offered at a discounted price.
Report 3 is useful for both planning purposes and vine growth. It highlights areas that are prone to flooding on a 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000-year basis, and which should therefore be avoided when considering a vineyard or winery site.
A detailed review of recent climatic growing conditions in the immediate vicinity (2.5km resolution) of the selected land over the last 10-years. This covers growing season average temperatures (GSTs), growing degree days (GDDs), growing season rainfall totals, June (flowering) rainfall totals) and frost days in April & May. This report also provides a grading/score for each of these variables and a combined score to determine how climatically suitable or not the selected area is for viticulture.
Early growing season frost risk is one of the key factors in the UK that can severely affect grape yields and quality. This report relies on modelled meteorological conditions to review the number of frost days and associated sub-zero temperatures in the near vicinity of the land selected (2.5Km resolution). Combined with cold air flow maps and accumulation risk zones this report sets out in detail and scores the sites frost risk.
This report is a viticultural suitability scorecard which references a summary of the reports 1-3, 5 and 6 It gives an overview of the findings of the previous reports and rates the site for its holistic suitability for viticulture, considering climatic and topographic inputs. It is offered with a 15% reduction in price.