Malibu Vineyard Properties

by ritasimpson on August 15, 2014

in Community Information

Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, up Kanan Dume Road, along the twisting canyon side roads and  down the more urban ocean-view streets like the one where Emilio Estevez lives on Point Dume, and you’ll see vineyards beside tennis courts, along hillsides and around security fences. Though no one buys Malibu real estate to make a living as a vintner, planting wine grapes is the new must do hobby here. The vineyard acreage in the Malibu region, which reaches beyond the city limits to the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains is small by commercial standards, but expanded exponentially in the last few years triggering 33 % cutback in water allocation to the area in a push to stem the runaway growth.

Most Malibu growers, however, do not make wine commercially. They make it at Camarillo Custom Crush Winery to share with family and friends. The largest wine estate in the Malibu region is Ron Semler’s Saddlerock Ranch, with 65 acres of steep hillside vineyards.

The  21 acres of the Cielo Farms, now on the market for $20 million, has a meticulously maintained vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Viognier, Petit Syrah and Malbec Varietals, outfitted with a high-tech irrigation system supplied by water from a well dug through the core of the mountain and a 10,000 square foot villa,designed by renowned architect Bob Easton.

Let me know if you are interested in vineyard properties.

More details on a vinters challenges in Malibu check out this article in the LA Times

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