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Wine Estates are a type of resource building in Napoleon: Total War.

DescriptionEdit

Wine estates significantly improves [sic] town wealth in a region and the happiness of all classes.

A wine estate represents a substantial investment in vines, land and time. Wine is lovingly produced, carefully aged, and sold on at a premium. Hic!

Wine production is still subject to the vagaries of the weather, soil, and time. It is quite possible for an estate to produce a truly great wine one year and a foul one the next because, while standards are improving, there are still a great many variables that are only dimly understood.

By the late 18th century, the "age of prodigious boozing" was still going strong in Europe. In England, the Prince Regent set the standards for gluttony and excess, and was widely emulated by his subjects. Georgian Englishmen had bottomless gullets, even by contemporary standards, as the available water was not always fit to drink. Despite what everyone thought at the time, drink was not the cause of gout, an agonising inflammation of the joints. Gout is triggered by a high-protein diet, as favoured by the wealthier classes of the period; the liberal use of poisonous lead compounds to sweeten wine and food probably did little to help matters!

EffectsEdit

Requires Wineries. Costs 2,700 gold and 8 turns to build.

Wine Estates NTW
  • +1 per turn to town wealth in all your regions
  • +3 happiness (lower classes)
  • +3 happiness (middle school)
  • +16 per turn to town wealth in the region

Wine Estates are the final tier in the winery line of buildings, providing the greatest town wealth per turn and region happiness. Unlike its earlier cousins, wine estates provide a global town wealth increase to all regions. Wine estates are relatively cheap for a final tier building and have no technology prerequisite, making them an easy upgrade to afford and an early way to raise global town wealth. 

Pays for self within 43-55 turns, including build time.

The Peninsular CampaignEdit

In The Peninsular Campaign, wine estates require 1,800 gold and 8 turns to build.

Napoleon: Total War Buildings
Region Capital Buildings Administrative buildings: Tax OfficeMagistrateCourt of JusticeCourt of AppealsSupreme Court Cultural buildings: TheatreOpera HouseGrand Opera HouseGreat Museum Military buildings: CantonmentBarracksDrill SchoolMilitary AcademyStaff College Ordnance buildings: Cannon FoundryOrdnance FactoryGreat ArsenalOrdnance BoardEngineer School • Roads: Basic RoadsCobbled RoadsMetalled Roads Fortifications: Small Star FortLarge Star Fort
Town Buildings Commercial buildings: MarketMerchant HouseBanking House Gunsmiths: GunsmithMusket ManufactorySmall Arms Factory Supply buildings: Supply PostSupply WarehouseSupply Depot Factories: ManufactoryFactorySteam-Powered Factory Entertainment buildings: Member's ClubSecret SocietyMasonic LodgeFactory • Universities: CollegeClassical UniversityModern University
Resource Buildings Farms: FarmsClearancesGreat Estates Stables: StablesStud FarmEquestrian Estate • Logging Camps: Logging CampLumber MillSteam-Powered Sawmill Mines: Gold MineSteam-Pumped Gold MineIndustrial Gold MineIron MineSteam-Pumped Iron MineIndustrial Iron Mining Complex Vineyards: VineyardsWineriesWine Estates
Ports Trading ports: Trading PortCommercial PortTrading Company Military ports: DockyardDrydockSteam Drydock Supply ports: Supply PortMilitary Supply PortMilitary Port Complex
Unique Buildings Arc de TriompheHeldenplatzHumboldt UniversitätKremlin ArmoryMinin MonumentMusée NapoléonNelson's ColumnSiegessäuleWiener Theater

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