Prime Picks: Vineyard & Orchard Estates

Prime Picks: Vineyard & Orchard Estates

A Northern Italian villa, a peaceful country estate in Portugal, a private hillside home in the heart of L.A.’s Pacific Palisades—this crop of scenic retreats pair flourishing orchards and vineyards with refined interiors and spaces primed for toasting and hosting. It’s no wonder these homes are the apple of our eye. 


18220 Via De Fortuna, Rancho Santa Fe
Comprising two parcels within The Covenant, one of North San Diego County’s most exclusive private communities, 18220 Via De Fortuna is primed for elegant entertaining. Mature lemon trees provide fresh citrus for cooking, cocktails and more, while the Spanish-inspired, 10,500-square-foot main estate opens to a sunny backyard with a pool, spa and deck that lead to the property’s tennis court and horse stable. The second build-ready parcel is primed for a guest home, onsite orchard or vineyard. The entire property also accesses walking trails and The Covenant’s community horse trails. Manuel Sanchez holds the listing. 
620 N Marquette Street, Pacific Palisades
Located in the heart of West L.A., this expansive 1.48-acre Pacific Palisades development opportunity presents eight build-ready parcels and exquisite views of Las Pulgas Canyon and the Pacific Ocean. Wine-lovers will readily raise a glass to this one-of-a-kind property’s award-winning private label vineyard, which is complimented by quick access to Palisades Village shops and restaurants. Heather Bell holds the listing. 
3520 Orwood Road, Brentwood
Embrace the tranquility of country living at 3520 Orwood Road, located an hour east of Fremont and Walnut Creek and 90 minutes from Sonoma and Napa Valley. At the center of the 10-acre property is a mature apricot orchard and a high tunnel nursery, perfect for propagating plants. Green thumbs take note: 3520 Orwood Road’s crops were certified organic 2, a designation that can be renewed by the new owner. The back section of the property is a blank canvas for your usage, based on your goals. Jim Wright holds the listing. 
4770 Flat River Road, Claremont
This inimitable, hilltop Spanish-style estate is set over three acres in Claremont, perched at 2,000 feet overlooking rolling foothills, the city and Mount Baldy in the distance. Spanning 7,930 square feet, this character-rich home presents ample opportunities for unforgettable entertaining. Living spaces open to a resort-like covered outdoor patio, which leads to a pool, spa and an orchard of mature avocado, lime, lemon and orange trees, a flourishing rose garden and 90+ vineyards— comprising 70% Cabernet and 30% Sirah grapes. Adding to its phenomenal appeal, 4770 Flat River is mere minutes from local markets, shops, parks and main thoroughfares. Greg Stangl holds the listing. 


Villa Mantova, Lombardy
Set on 9.8 acres and surrounded by dreamy, leafy grounds, the enchanting Villa Mantova in the Northern Italian region of Lombardy is a magnifico escape that captures the best of la dolce vita. Dating back to the 19th century, this estate’s exquisite interiors feature ornate ceilings, marble floors and large windows that overlook a well-kept garden. Lush landscape also encompasses green lawns, orchards and an olive grove ready for autumn harvests.  Marisa Braia holds the listing. 


Monsaraz, Alentejo
Called Monte do Laranjal, this 2.3-acre property presents a bright, 10-bedroom main estate, a charming adjoining three-bedroom house, a saltwater pool, a vast rose garden, plus a 170-tree orange grove and dozens of ancient olive trees. Located in Alentejo, about 2 hours east of Lisbon, the main estate’s vibrant interiors compliment the surrounding hills, valleys and woodlands. Adding to its agricultural appeal, Monte do Laranjal is set on a water reservoir and is equipped with solar panels. The home also encompasses another 4 hectares of land that can be used for additional crops or vineyards. Christopher Kirby-Higgs holds the listing. 

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