Located in the peaceful, rural countryside community of Fallbrook, CA, lies the magnificent property of 40550 De Luz Murietta Road. This turn-key, high tech sustainable vineyard is situated on just over 346 acres of highly desirable land, and is truly a wine-makers dream.
Upon entering the elegant front gate and driving up the paved driveway, the eye is immediately drawn to the rows and rows of grape vines. Because of the Mediterranean climate and rich soil, the grapes produced here are not only of estate quality, but are high in demand. With a total of 5,000 vines, this vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel, with the majority being Cabernet Sauvignon.
Due to a varied terrain, a variety of crops, including citrus and avocados, could be planted on this expansive property, as both have a great local market. In fact, Fallbrook has been a primary avocado growing area since the fruit was first planted locally in 1912.
If grapes are the only interest, there is an excess of 100 additional acres of land that is available for an additional vineyard, or your very own branded Tasting Room. An organic farm could also be planted on this space, with very little site preparation cost. This natural space provides endless opportunities to transform this property into exactly what the heart desires.
This amazing property has been recently updated to include a variety of high tech amenities such as a backup generator with an automatic start, a security system with 5 cameras and video recording, and WiFi coverage near the headquarters area. In addition, an office trailer is on site with all network equipment, as well as a Davis weather station with IPM software and a computer energy management system. This state of the art equipment really contributes to not only getting all of the various tasks of running a successful vineyard accomplished, but helps with substantial savings over the course of time.
The primary residence, a doublewide mobile, has undergone an extensive remodel in 2006, while the caretakers cottage, a single-wide mobile was remodeled in 2005. An additional 6 outbuildings can be found throughout property. As an added bonus, the property hosts an approved landing strip and helicopter landing zone.
There is a very prolific aquifer system in this area producing excellent quality and quantity water. One the property, one can find a 10,000 gallon water storage tank with a variable frequency drive pump for both domestic and landscape use, as well as an excellent well with a 20 horsepower pump with the capacity to pump 180 gallons per minute.
This property is truly one of a kind, and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes of rolling hills, lush groves, and ancient oak trees, all while being just a short 19- mile drive from the Pacific Ocean. With exceptional year round Mediterranean climate and rich, abundant land, this 346-acre property truly has endless opportunities!
Mark Marquez, CIPS
Broker Associate, Managing Partner- Inland Corridor
President, San Diego Association of REALTORS 2010