The French agricultural statistics agency Agreste has published a data sheet in which the price per hectare for vineyards is identified. According to the data, prices for French vineyards have remained largely stable and are, as expected, most expensive in Burgundy and Champagne.
With almost €6.8 million per hectare of land, France's most expensive locations are the Grand Crus of the Côte d’Or. From 2019 to 2020, land prices rose from €6.5 million by a further four percent. Vineyards within the boundaries of the AOP Champagne cost an average of €1.1 million per hectare and thus one percent less than in 2019 (€1.11 million).
There are large regional fluctuations within Nouvelle Aquitaine (Bordeaux and southwest): Although the average prices here rose by a whopping nine percent from 2019 (€105,100) to 2020 (€114,400), the picture is heterogeneous across the appellations. At €2.8 million per hectare, the AOP Pauillac clearly overtakes the Champagne. In the AOP Bergerac, the prices of €8,000 per hectare are at the lower end of the France-wide scale for AOP-classified vineyards.
The prices in Languedoc-Roussillon, where figures lie mostly between €10,000–20,000 per hectare, are almost unchanged, but are at a lower price level than the Rhône and Provence. With the exception of Sancerre, which rose by 30 percent to €220,000 per hectare, and Bourgueil, which fell by 30 percent to €14,000 per hectare, the prices along the Loire are the same as in recent years. sw