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August 8, 2016

It’s difficult to resist the romance of owning a vineyard and producing your own vintage – who can? So as the number of wannabe international vineyard buyers soars, what tips can the experts suggest about buying into bordeaux or the mistakes not to make in napa? 

It’s difficult to resist the romance of owning a vineyard and producing your own vintage – who can? So as the number of wannabe international vineyard buyers soars, what tips can the experts suggest about buying into bordeaux or the mistakes not to make in napa? Edward Russell-Walling reports

October 19, 2011

If you’re a wine connoisseur who's looking for a real estate investment, you could be in luck, as the house where Robert Mondavi, founder of California’s most famous winery, lived will be auctioned off on 16 November.

If you’re a wine connoisseur who's looking for a real estate investment, you could be in luck, as the house where Robert Mondavi, founder of California’s most famous winery, lived will be auctioned off on 16 November.

The house, immersed in Napa Valley, north of San Francisco, spans over 11,500 sq ft and is surrounded by 57 acres of vineyards and hills. It features a 50ft-long indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art kitchen and two lighted tennis courts.

July 1, 2008

Irrigation entrepreneur Edwin J Hunter was already a leading pioneer in his field when he set up Hunter industries with his three children. Now, the Hunters are faced with twin challenges of implementing a family council and getting the next generation on board, as Bruce Love finds out

Irrigation entrepreneur Edwin J Hunter was already a leading pioneer in his field when he set up Hunter industries with his three children. Now, the Hunters are faced with twin challenges of implementing a family council and getting the next generation on board, as Bruce Love finds out

May 2, 2008

The Fisher family – founders of the GAP retail empire – are bidding to purchase a bankrupted US forestry firm.

The Fisher family – founders of the GAP retail empire – are bidding to purchase a bankrupted US forestry firm. The current bankruptcy trial for The Pacific Lumber Co (PALCO) is pitting the Fishers against Harvard University's endowment fund, a wealthy Texas banker and PALCO's parent firm Maxxam Inc. A final decision is expected next week.

May 1, 2008

Luxury real estate is often purchased with the heart, not the head. Constance Gustke analyses how your dream home can also be a lucrative long-term investment

Luxury real estate is often purchased with the heart, not the head. Constance Gustke analyses how your dream home can also be a lucrative long-term investment

In California, the Hummingbird Nest ranch, which sells for $75 million in rural Simi Valley outside Los Angles, has laid dormant on the market for over a year. The 123-acre ranch comes with in-demand comfort features such as a helipad, solar panel field, water recycling, six guest houses, 10 staff houses, and a 17,000-square foot home. But real estate agents say the ranch won't sell anytime soon.

March 1, 2008

It can be difficult for the next generation to combine a founder’s values with the latest management thinking. Jane Moir interviews two families from Asia and the US, both involved in the food and beverage sector, who have successfully gone through a succession process

It can be difficult for the next generation to combine a founder's values with the latest management thinking. Jane Moir interviews two families from Asia and the US, both involved in the food and beverage sector, who have successfully gone through a succession process

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