Corvo Bianco Building Guide | Witcher 3: Blood & Wine

Corvo Bianco Vineyard is a location in The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine. It is an abandoned estate you’ll receive as a reward early on in the game, which you can then upgrade and model to your liking. This guide will show you how to upgrade Corvo Bianco vineyard, what you’ll get for each upgrade.

corvo bianco vineyard building witcher 3 blood wineIf some other stuff in the game is giving you headaches, we strongly recommend browsing through our Witcher 3 Blood and Wine Walkthrough & Guides.

Witcher 3 Player Housing

Corvo Bianco is the first time we get to settle down in The Witcher 3. The manor and vineyard can act as a home to Geralt, where he can rest between adventures, prepare for new ones and invite friends to spend time with.

You’ll unlock it pretty early on. The duchess will ask you to solve a monster problem and offer the old vineyard as reward. After you finish the quest, the estate will be all yours. You’ll be able to repair and upgrade it by following the No Place Like Home quest.

Decorative Trophies for Geralt’s Vineyard

blood and wine house decoration trophyThe master bedroom can be decorated with trophies. These aren’t the regular monster trophies you get for slaying beasts – they’re special trophies obtained in special ways. There are three slots for placing them, at the foot of the bed. If you’d like to get them yourself, check out our guide on How to Get Trophy for Geralt’s Vineyard Corvo Bianco.

Where to find paintings in Blood and Wine

The manor has several places where paintings are meant to be hanged. This can be a bit frustrating at first, since you won’t have any. You can get them by solving side quests and visiting art merchants. In case you’ve saved it, you can also use art from the base game and the previous DLC, like:
  • Starry Night Over the Pontar
  • Hierarch Hemmelfart
  • Portrait of Iris and Olgierd
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If you want to collect some artwork for your estate, we suggest you check out our guide on Where to find paintings in Blood and Wine.

Corvo Bianco Base Upgrades

As soon as the keys have changed hands, a servant will move in. Talking to him will allow you to renovate the estate, but you’ll have to pay up. The renovations aren’t cheap (the early ones cost about 5000 orens), but they’re substantial. Here’s a list of upgrades we know will be available for certain:

NameDescriptionPriceRepair time
Initial renovationsSeveral weapon and armor stands, places to hang paintings, basement access500036h
Armourer’s TableAllow you to buff your armor100024h
GrindstoneAllow you to buff your weapons100024h
BookshelfIncreases combat experience gain after readingFree/
Alchemy labBombs and oils get an additional charge, allows breaking down of mutagensFree/
BedIncreases the Vitality boost from sleeping100024h
StableIncreases Roache’s stamina after resting200048h
GreenhouseAllows you to grow alchemical plants200048h
Guest RoomAllows you to have friends over100048h
Additional weapon racksMore place to display weapons50024h
Additional armor standsMore place to display armor sets50024h
You’ll also be able to decorate the house yourself, by hanging paintings and displaying impressive suits on armor stands.

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  1. L

    Which friends can come over ? :O

    1. G
      Gosu No0b

      Ciri will visit Geralt’s Vineyard 🙂

    2. E

      Pretty big spoilers, but after you finish the main quest a guest will come over. Who that guest is depends on your decisions in the main game.
      If you romanced Yen or Triss the one who you romanced will show up
      If you didn’t romance either and Ciri is alive, she will show up
      And lastly if you didn’t romance either and Ciri is dead, Dandelion shows up.

      1. C
        Carson Hawkins

        So dandelion is basically the consolation prize for being a dick to all women throughout the main quests…

  2. J

    How can you invite friends?

    1. K

      It looks like you can’t. The guest room is for a special guest at the end of the game, e.g. you romanced Yennefer, Yennefer will appear.

      1. S

        Well, if you romanced Yen or Triss, they will share room with you(when you decide to sllep in your bed they will wake up next to you). Ciri and Dandelion use guest room.

  3. M

    I Don´t know hoe to invite friends to the house

  4. M

    Final upgrades never update. I have been waiting for several days (longer than what is stated in the quest info) for the stable and guest room.

    1. A

      They don’t change much – a new bed in guest room and stables are still dirty and somewhat broken-down yet better organized.

      1. M

        Stable hasn’t changed at all. Forgot to mention that in the quest notes that they are still open. Also forgot to state that the garden one is still incomplete.

        1. S

          The stable upgrade grants you a bonus to Roach’s stamina after resting on your bed. Go to your bedroom and make sure you have this available to you.

          1. M

            There is no option to rest on the bed even though I paid for a new one. Also I never left Toussaint.

    2. C

      Be aware, there is currently a bug that upgrades do not show up when you leave Toussaint while it processes. Stay in the DLC area as long as upgrades are built.

    3. E

      Did you travel outside of Toussaint in that time? There is currently a bug that if you leave Toussaint while there is work being done on your house it will never finish.

  5. do we get a return on our investment? like in crowns?

  6. S

    So I added all the Armor Racks and started to proudly display all my upgraded Witcher gear. I was using the Leg Viper gear but as you can’t upgrade it to Grandmaster I stuck it on a rack. Came back the next day and its glowing bright RED!! If I take it off the rack its uncoloured in my inventory and if I change the colour of it this makes no difference on the rack as it still glows a very bright red.
    All my other upgrades are fine, everything else worked for me.
    Anyone else got possessed Witcher gear???

    1. S

      Anyone got this sort of mutated armor??

      1. D

        yep. =) same here.

  7. A

    Unable to use any of the armor or weapon racks at all. Cannot place anything on them

    1. N
      Nikolay Nazarov

      I have the same problem! Dunno what to do!!!

  8. J

    and whats with this trophy places in Geralds bedroom? i cant place trophies there…can anyone help?

    1. E

      They are for special trophies you can get from a few quest found around Toussaint, not your normal monster trophies.

    2. S

      I HAve 2 tropies so far. One from the gwent tourney (B&W Skellige) and one from fistfighting.
      If anyone knows the 3rd I’d appreciate hearing about it.

      1. E

        You get it from the quest “Hunger Game”
        Without spoiling to much, you only get the quest to get the trophy if you chose to remove a curse from someone during the main quest.

        1. S

          Thanks Eric for the heads up.
          I had completed that mission all except for going back to the house and picking up the trophy.

  9. E

    Will Toussaint be repaired after you finished the game?
    Because i want it to be beautifull again !

    1. V

      Nice spoiler, asshole.

  10. R

    It wouldn’t let me hang the Portrait of Iris and Olgierd anywhere in the house. Don’t know about Starry Night or Hemmelfart though.

  11. L

    Any idea what’s supposed to here? It’s driving me crazy!

    1. C

      Sculpture of Reginald d’Aubry.

  12. P

    Im still on my first run of the game and wondering what will happen if i play on new game+
    Will the house revert to its 1st state ? Or all the upgrade will still there ? Having same question too bout the runewright cause idk if i should really work for the money

  13. F

    Yours is one of the best guides on witcher! Now im on the BaW, haha tried to put the monster trophies. XD Those actual ones quite hard to get lol

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