New EBook:"ADVENTURES IN BUYING AN ARGENTINE VINEYARD" 

  Micro-vinification process

How we make Malbec,

Syrah and Cabernet wines 

  

        

      

    

5-Year Old 4.25-acre TIC Chardonnay Vineyard

 The Mumm's Bodega has purchased our Chardonnay grapes for the last four years to make Champagne

- VINEYARD AUCTION - 

When: 

December 2014 

1 - 2½ - 5 acre properties

For details

Contact Tom: tomphelany@yahoo.com

US$39,950 TIC Vineyard

Want to co-own two well established five-year-old vineyards in Argentina? As a 1/8 TIC (Tennant-In-Common) owner of a 4.25-acre Malbec and 4.25-acre Chardonnay vineyard (pictured above and below) you share the revenue and winemaking with seven other TIC Owners. You each own a 1/8 undivided interest in both vineyards, 8.5-acres total. These vineyards are 100% turnkey-we do it all for you.

                                                                    US$21,950 TIC Vineyard

Become a co-owner of an 8.0-acre newly planted Argentine vineyard. Acquire a 1/8 TIC (Tennant-In-Common) interest in a brand new 100% turnkey Malbec Vineyard to be planted in 2015. Share revenue and winemaking with seven other TIC Owners. You each own a 1/8 undivided interest in the 8.0-acre vineyard. 

(limited home sites available) 

Contact Information: tomphelany@yahoo.com

5-Year Old 4.25-acre TIC Malbec Vineyard

Fulfill Your Vineyard Dreams

Learn How To Make Wine In Argentina With Your Own Grapes

Learn How To Make Wine In the USA - Canada With Your Own Grapes

La Vida Buena Vineyards Is The Answer To Absentee Ownership

All La Vida Buena Vineyards 100% Turnkey - Vineyards professionally managed 24/7 365 days 

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Tom and Yvonne Phelan, the owners of La Vida Buena Vineyards, have been featured in ...

La Vida Buena Vineyards is Internationally represented by:

YVONNE PHELAN Realtor® (919) 321-8448 yvphelan@gmail.com

           

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Anatomy of an Argentine Vineyard

100 Slide Presentation Available On The Vineyard Building Process

(Contact: Tom at: tomphelany@yahoo.com)

There are two ways to acquire a vineyard in Argentina:

          a) Build a vineyard from scratch

  b) Buy an existing vineyard

La Vida Buena Vineyards Offers Both Existing and Custom Vineyards

15 Slide Power Point Available On The Argentine Vineyard Buying Process

(Contact: Tom at: tomphelany@yahoo.com)

THREE AFFORDABLE VINEYARD INVESTMENT OPTIONS

                       Vineyard By Deed                                 US$75,000 per hectare (2.471-acres)

                       Vineyard By LLC/S.A.                         US$25,000 per investment increment (1-acre)

                       Vineyard By Rows                                US$5,900 for two rows of grapevines

Vineyard By Deed

This concept is straightforward; Fee Simple title is transferred by Deed directly to the new Owner. Article 20 of the Argentine Constitution covers Foreign Owner property rights, i.e. the same as a National.

A minimum of one hectare (2.471-acres) must be selected and will determine the ultimate price of the vineyard. For example a 1-hectare vineyard is priced at US$75,000.

La Vida Buena Vineyards Deeds the newly selected vineyard land suitable to plant vineyards and then prepares the soil, designs the vineyard and builds infrastructure. The last stage is planting grapevines.

The vineyard is a 100% turnkey operation, i.e. La Vida Buena Vineyards provides the necessary workers, tractor and implements and water, plus a Vineyard Manager, Agronomist, Enologist and Argentine CPA.

The 1st Year La Vida Buena Vineyards pays for the maintenance fees. The 2nd year onward the Investors pays US$195.00 monthly per 1-hectare vineyard. There us an annual inflation cap of 10%.

Beginning at Year #2 forward certain items that require additional workers and or materials are the financial responsibility of the Investor. Such items may include but are not limited to: pruning, typing the vines, possible fertilizers, and herbicides, any fungal sprays that may be recommended by the Agronomist and each March/April the costs to harvest the grapes (60 centavos per kilo in 2014).

A 1-hectare vineyard, when mature (5+ years of age) can produce the following:

12,500 kgs. of grapes

7,500 liters of wine or …

33 French oak barrels of wine at 225-liter each or …

9,000 (750ml bottle of wine)

As you can see you do not have to have a large vineyard to be able to generate income from the sales of grapes and or make wine.

Vineyard By LLC or S.A. (Argentine Corporation)

This concept is simple, an LLC or S.A. is created whereby Investment Increments are offered to Investors at US$25,000 each. Each increment represents 10% of the total shares. You may buy one increment or multiples.

La Vida Buena Vineyards will Deed to the newly created LLC or S.A. a 4-hectare plot (10-acres) of vineyard land suitable to plant vineyards. La Vida Buena Vineyards will then prepare the soil, design the vineyard and build the infrastructure. The last stage is to plant the grapevines.

The vineyard is a 100% turnkey operation, i.e. La Vida Buena Vineyards provides the necessary workers, tractor and implements and water, plus a Vineyard Manager, Agronomist and Enologist and Argentine CPA.

The 1st Year La Vida Buena Vineyards pays for the maintenance fees. The 2nd year forward Investors pay US$45.00 monthly each with an annual cap for 10% for inflation.

Certain items that require additional workers or materials will be the responsibility of the Investor beginning at Year #2. Such items are: pruning, typing the vines, possible fertilizers, and herbicides and harvesting of the grapes and any fungal sprays that may be recommended by the Agronomist.

Vineyard By Rows

This is an Argentine concept that makes vineyard ownership and winemaking affordable and is very popular with Argentines.

A minimum of two rows of grapevines must be selected and will determine the ultimate price of the vineyard. For example a 2-row vineyard is priced at US$5,900. An Investor can buy a minimum of two rows or additional rows.

La Vida Buena Vineyards Deeds the newly selected vineyard land suitable to plant vineyards to an LLC or S.A. that owns the larger plot. Local laws prohibit subdividing a vineyard into rows but not selling the rights to rows evidenced by shares. La Vida Buena Vineyards then prepares the soil, designs the vineyard and builds infrastructure. The last stage is planting grapevines.

The vineyard is a 100% turnkey operation, i.e. La Vida Buena Vineyards provides the necessary workers, tractor and implements and water, plus a Vineyard Manager, Agronomist and Enologist and Argentine CPA.

The 1st Year La Vida Buena Vineyards pays for the maintenance fees. The 2nd year forward each Investor pays US$15.00 monthly per 2-row vineyard with an annual cap of 10% for inflation.

Beginning at Year #2 forward certain items that require additional workers or materials are the financial responsibility of the Investor. Such items may include but are not limited to: pruning, typing the vines, possible fertilizers, and herbicides, any fungal sprays that may be recommended by the Agronomist and each March/April the costs to harvest the grapes (60 centavos per kilo in 2014).

A 2-row vineyard, when mature (5+ years of age) can produce the following:

750 - 900 kgs. of grapes

450 liters of wine or …

2 French oak barrels of wine at 225-liter each or …

500 (750ml bottle of wine)

As you can see you do not have to have a large vineyard to be able to generate income from the sales of grapes and or make wine.

VINEYARD ANALYSIS PARALYSIS 

Ask yourself a tough question, are you any closer today to having obtained the facts to buy a vineyard in Argentina than you were six months ago, or a year ago? Are you in a state of Vineyard "Analysis Paralysis"?

Here's a chance to acquire first hand knowledge. La Vida Buena Vineyards invites you to visit vineyards in San Rafael Argentina, meet wonderful people, walk among vines that could be your and visit Bodegas.

Take one of the La Vida Buena Vineyards March/April 2015 Grape Harvest Tours and visit our 108-acre Development to walk among grapevines that can be yours and will produce income and wine.

Travel with Tom and Yvonne Phelan, Owners of La Vida Buena Vineyards, to visit famous Argentine Vineyards and Bodegas in San Rafael, La Consulta, valle de Uco, Maipu, Lujan de Cuyo and Mendoza. With over a 1,000 Bodegas in Mendoza Tom and Yvonne have hand selected both large and small Wineries for you to see and enjoy.

Additional Information Available Now

Contact Tom @ tomphelany@yahoo.com

"Vineyard Dreams"

Here is your opportunity to live your "Vineyard Dream" in San Rafael, Mendoza Province, Argentina. CNN Money & Fortune Magazine selected San Rafael as one of the top four cities in the world to retire.

Imagine owning your very own  100% turnkey vineyard that includes rights to a new water well, on-site worker with tractor and implements, vineyard manager, winemaker(s) and Argentine CPA. You choose your grapevines; Malbec, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon or Bonarda. Your investment is affordable for a 5-acre vineyard at US$129,950.

Title is Fee Simple and evidenced by Deed, we do not use Bank Trusts or partnership with an Argentine.

Our vineyards qualify for Self-Directed IRA and Individual 401(k) investments.

What can I do with my grapes?

Excellent question and although a newly planted vineyard takes a few years to produce mature, salable grapes, or grapes worthy of being made into wine, the vineyard yields are quite impressive. For example at five years of age a Malbec one-hectare vineyard can produce 12,000 kgs. or 26,400 pounds of grapes. Double that amount if you own a 5-acre vineyard. 

Equally as impressive is 12,000 kgs. of Malbec grapes can produce 7,200 liters of wine, that’s thirty-two 225 liter French oak barrels of wine that will fill 9,500 (750ml) bottles of private label wine created at a San Rafael Bodega established in 1919 that has won French Gold and Silver Medals.

If you would like to visit our vineyards in March/April, during grape harvest time, we have 1 - 7 day tours that include visiting what we consider represent the finest Bodegas (Wineries) in Mendoza Province located in Maipu, Lujan de Cuyo, valle de Cuyo, La Consulta and of course San Rafael home of Bianchi vineyards and Winery who recently received  a French Gold Medal and Title of “Best Malbec in the world”.

If I have piqued your curiosity, and I hope I have, contact me: Tom Phelan at tomphelany@yahoo.com


PDF EBOOK 137 Pages
THE ARGENTINE VINEYARDS BUYER'S GUIDE(c)2007
(click for more information or how to purchase the PDF Book)
 

This 137 page EBook is a powerful hands-on Must Read for people who are researching the possibility of buying or building a Vineyard in Argentine.

 

Written by two Americans, Tom and Yvonne Phelan, who live in Argentina and the US and between 2008 – 2013 successfully created from raw land a 108-acre vineyard development whose grapes are purchased by prestigious San Rafael Bodegas like the famous champagne maker, Mumms.

 

The Phelan’s Argentine experience was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and a Business Insider article published on the Internet in June 2012 that to date has been read by 450,000 people.

Master Winemaker Mauro (l.), Yvonne Phelan and Camilo Aldao (r.) enjoy tasting Wine made from La Vida Buena Malbec grapes harvested in 2013. Camilo and his family own Bodega Bombal y Aldao built in 1919 and the famous Los Alamos Estancia built in 1830. Using the micro-vinificacion process we made three 225-liter French oak barrels of Malbec, one of Cabernet Sauvignon and one of Syrah. To learn more aout the micro-vinificacion process contact me at tomphelany@yahoo.com 

                                                                                                                       

Vineyard Broker Services

Vineyards are like snowflakes, no two are alike. I also broker larger 25 – 100+ acre Vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu, valle de Uco, La Consulta and other key Mendoza Province areas. Some Vineyards have Bodegas with established wine sales and distribution. Contact Tom @ tomphelany@yahoo.com                     

Plat Map

   Plat Map

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Above workers at La Vida Buena Vineyards harvest grapes. Below is the cave of Bodega Bombal y Aldao in San Rafael built in 1919 where we make our wine. Our wine shares storage with such luminaries as Queen Maxima of Holland and Prince Albert of Monaco plus many famous Argentine Polo and Soccer players . 

                      

 Nearby Golf and Tennis Accomodations

                  

Want to know more? Contact Tom at  Tomphelany@yahoo.com

  Si, hablamos espanol  -  Contact Yvonne at: yvphelan@yahoo.com

       2014 Chardonnay Harvest

     Mumms purchased our grapes          

 

  

 

             

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