Tony Correia, ARA
Tony Correia is widely recognized as a leading authority on the valuation of agricultural and rural properties, with a special emphasis on vineyards and wineries. He holds the professional designation of Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), and is currently an owner of The Correia Company. He provides a wide array of valuation and consulting services on agricultural and rural properties, specializing in more challenging valuations involving wineries, vineyards, estate planning and settlement, undivided partial interests in real property, and water rights. He is also an instructor of valuation courses and seminars throughout the nation and Mexico, and is also a frequent public speaker on agricultural properties, appraisal, taxation, estate planning issues, water rights, and the vineyard and wine industries. Tony has extensive experience in appraisal of vineyards and wineries, having been professionally engaged in such appraisals for thirty years. He has also planted, replanted and operated his own vineyards, and has operated vineyards as a professional manager. He has developed and taught most of the professional appraisal seminars and courses on the topic, and has contributed to several textbooks published on the subject. Tony also provides expert witness valuation services and is qualified as an Expert Witness in many local, State and Federal courts in California, Arizona, Nevada and Illinois.
After undergraduate work at Saint Mary’s College of California and Syracuse University, Tony graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a major and post-graduate work in English and a second major in Russian. Prior pursuits include former lives as a grape grower, partner in a large commercial real estate brokerage, various government positions, including tours as an IRS examiner, and as a military intelligence analyst, cryptologist, and linguist. He now lives in Sonoma, with his wife Stephanie, and enjoys travel, great literature and music, fast cars, slow cooking, gardening, the study of wine, and the pursuit of knowledge.
Tony's Speaking Appearances 2015
Tony at Wine Country Consultants