Providing a local presence, and a platform for growth, in the coastal wine-grape space.  

At First Leaf Land Acquisitions and Management our sole focus is coastal wine-grape Real Estate assets. We’re an agricultural brokerage and advisory firm providing investors, vertically integrated wine-producers and institutional agricultural asset managers a local presence and a platform for growth within the premium wine-grape space.

We work with our investor and agricultural asset management clients to strategically design and execute the buildout of long-term wine-grape investment platforms.  In addition to evaluating the long-term market place and sourcing deals we support them with post-close asset management services.  

On the sell-side we work with land owners to optimize the disposition of their assets.  This can either be through a private marketing campaign directly to the ag community, avoiding the intrusion that typically comes with marketing a property, or through a full-exposure, public marketing campaign. 





Gaps View Vineyard offers a unique opportunity for a wine-producer, or wine-industry investor to acquire +/-41 acres of productive Pinot Noir within the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard comes without the burden of an estate or residential units. Plentiful water, an efficient layout, and an impressive roster of fruit buyers—reflective of the quality of this Pinot Noir vineyard—make this vineyard a valuable asset.     



The Russian River Grape Farm offers a unique opportunity for a grower or wine-producer to acquire over 18 acres of vineyard within the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA without the burden of an estate or residential units. A desirable varietal mix, productive history, and plentiful water make this vineyard an attractive asset.  





Agricultural brokerage and advisory firm providing investors, vertically integrated wine-producers and institutional agricultural asset-managers a local presence and a platform for growth within the premium wine-grape space.


Acquisition services include: 

  • Identification, evaluation and presentation of investment opportunities. 

  • Financial modeling.

  • Contracting and escrow management.

  • Due diligence support and vendor management.


Disposition services include: 

  • Asset valuation and market analysis.

  • Direct/discreet marketing to the wine industry and ag investment community.

  • Full exposure/public marketing efforts.



  • Operational support and management. 

  • Vendor coordination and management.

  • Contracting and management of wine-grape sales.  

  • Grower/producer relations.



  • Market research and reporting.

  • Emphasis on undervalued asset and emerging markets as value-add opportunities.

Professional Network Includes:

  • Agricultural brokers & appraisers

  • Agricultural lenders

  • Real Estate attorneys

  • Engineers

  • Land-use planners & development consultants

  • Soil & environmental scientists

  • Geologists

  • Viticulturists

  • Wine-grape growers

  • Winemakers & winery principals

  • Farm Managers

  • Ag Economists

  • Food & Beverage M&A principals


David J. Carciere is the principal of First Leaf Land Acquisitions and Management. Prior to founding First Leaf, Mr. Carciere was a California Certified General Appraiser with a focus on agricultural land. This backdrop provides a unique foundation for the market, and asset evaluation.

Mr. Carciere has first-hand experience on the wine-production side with his family’s label, Suacci Carciere Wines, and on the grower side with his experience operating the Donnelly Creek Vineyard in Anderson Valley. Understanding all aspects of the industry gives him a unique perspective when evaluating potential vineyard, and vineyard development opportunities. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Master’s Degree in Land Economics and Real Estate from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M where he worked as a graduate assistant under research economist Dr. Charles Gilliland. 

Mr. Carciere is active in the California Association of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers as well as the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. 



David Carciere, Licensed Salesperson  BRE#01769140


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