The Value of Terroir: Hedonic Estimation of Vineyard Sales Prices
AbstractWe examine the value of terroir, which refers to the special characteristics of a place that impart unique qualities to the wine produced. We do this by conducting a hedonic analysis of vineyard sales in the Willamette Valley of Oregon to ascertain whether site attributes, such as slope, aspect, elevation, and soil types, or designated appellations are more important determinants of price. We find that prices are strongly determined by sub-AVA appellation designations, but not by specific site attributes. These results indicate that the concept of terroir matters economically, although the reality of terroir â€“ as proxied for by locational attributes â€“ is not significant.
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Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
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- Robin Cross & Andrew J. Plantinga & Robert N. Stavins, 2011. "The Value of Terroir: Hedonic Estimation of Vineyard Sale Prices," NBER Working Papers 16762, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Robin Cross & Andrew J. Plantinga & Robert N. Stavins, 2011. "The Value of Terroir: Hedonic Estimation of Vineyard Sale Prices," Working Papers 2011.12, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
- Cross, Robin & Plantinga, Andrew J. & Stavins, Robert N., 2011. "The Value of Terroir: Hedonic Estimation of Vineyard Sale Prices," Discussion Papers dp-11-06, Resources For the Future.
- Cross, Robin & Plantinga, Andrew J. & Stavins, Robert N., 2011. "The Value of Terroir: Hedonic Estimation of Vineyard Sale Prices," Working Paper Series rwp11-009, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
- C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
- Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
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- NEP-AGR-2012-05-29 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-TUR-2012-05-29 (Tourism Economics)
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