February 15th – Please join us on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30pm, for a Zoom discussion on Understanding Vineyard, Winery, Farm and Ranch Valuation and the State of the Market with our special guest speaker David Bolster. David provides valuable insight on this topic due to his extensive background, knowledge and lifelong experience in the agricultural industry combined with nearly 20 years of real estate experience.
About this topic: Understanding and negotiating the path of multiple, complex variables is critical in making informed and appropriate decisions regarding buying, selling or investing in improving agricultural properties. These variables include: location, site suitability, regulatory and land use issues, market and industry trends, market potential, and business modeling.
Discussion includes: current state of the market; factors that drive value (location, structural improvements, vineyard characteristics, net income, and grape market); appraisers; recent winery market activity; and, who are the buyers: lifestyle or commercial. David will also touch upon future and new investment in El Dorado and Amador counties.
All grape growers, vintners, wineries and interested persons are invited to attend this Zoom meeting for a better understanding of what this means to growers, wineries and the industry at-large. Participants are encouraged to bring questions for David.
There is no cost to participate but registration is required to get the Zoom meeting login.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Same day registration is available depending upon space.
About David Bolster
Since 2002, David Bolster has been a licensed Realtor in El Dorado County with The Century 21 Select Group of real estate companies owned by Daniel Jacuzzi. He specializes in vineyard, farm, ranch and winery properties, focused on El Dorado County while also serving the greater Sierra Foothills region.
David received his undergraduate degree from UC Davis and CSU Chico. He is a lifelong resident of El Dorado County and managed the family farm in Camino for many years while serving on the Apple Hill Growers Board of Directors beginning in 1982. David has served with various community and trade organizations related to the agricultural industry in El Dorado County and currently serves on the El Dorado County Agricultural Commission.
Community and Industry Service:
- Vice Chairman, El Dorado County Agricultural Commission
- Board of Directors, Apple Hill® Growers Association (18 years)
- President of the Apple Hill® Growers Association (5years)
- Board of Directors, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce (5 years)
- President of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce in 1989
- Board of Directors, El Dorado County Farm Bureau (3 years)
- Board of Directors, El Dorado County Economic Development Corporation (3 years)
- Chairman, Agriculture Council, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce (8 years)
- Member, USDA Farm Services County Committee, El Dorado County
- Consultant, US Agency for International Development, Guatemala, 1998.
- Sacramento Metro Chamber CAP to CAP, 2005, Washington DC
- El Dorado County Ranch Marketing Ordinance Industry Sub Committee
- President, Snowline Hospice Board of Directors
- Associate Member, El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association
EDWGGA & Member Notes of Interest
It’s EDWGGA membership renewal time
EDWGGA appreciates your membership support to work on behalf of the wine grape growers in El Dorado County. Memberships run on a calendar year. If you joined or renewed your dues in November or December of 2020, you’re good through 2021. If you are already a member, we thank you and welcome you back. If you are interested in becoming a new member, we would be honored. For assistance or questions contact Karen at [email protected] or 707-853-3025. She can also help you with your member profile, login or any website issues you might have. http://www.eldoradograpes.com
Invitation to contribute to EDWGGA’s new Instagram page
EDWGGA is pleased to announce the creation of our first Instagram page. This was made possible by our newest Board Member-at-Large, Audra Naumann. We invite you to participate by sending Audra photos of anything related to El Dorado County’s vineyards, wines, etc. Descriptions of your photos would be fantastic but not required. Descriptions include things like general location in the County, AVA, varietal, elevation. Have fun with this! Email your photos to [email protected]
HEADS UP! Grapes for sale notices to start-up soon!
Is your profile and varietal listing ready to go? Grape buyers and winemakers have already been thinking about their 2021 plan. Are you ready for them? The EDWGGA Board of Directors has decided to begin our grapes for sale eblasts earlier than normal to catch the early grape sale interest and activity.
EDWGGA’s 2020 list of grapes for sale has been swiped clean. Now is the time to go into your profile and make updates to your story and add photos, elevation, AVA, soil, clones, attributes, awards, winemaker quotes, etc. We know it’s early but if possible include your varietals’ estimated tonnage, growing conditions and any particular cultural practices that may be of interest. Unless you know your price per ton, put in INQUIRE.