At the intersection of highways 101, 154, and Zaca Station Road is a property destined to become an icon at Los Olivos and Foxen Canyon Wine Trails. The 98+ acre site sits prominently at the gateway to the trails, welcoming guests, visitors, and wine enthusiasts.
Joe Ramos and Kerry Mormann with Kerry Mormann & Associates in our Montecito office are listing agents for the spectacular property, offered at $9,900,000.
Of the many acres, over 23 are currently planted, with 9 acres still available. The nutrient-rich soil supports seven varieties of grapes with historically excellent yields: Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is made possible by the abundance of water found at 1 Zaca Station. There are two wells, a 10,000- gallon water-storage tank, and a reservoir with a 27-acre foot capacity.
The path has been laid for the next owner to experience substantial business expansion. In addition to the current vineyard operations, the county has approved the development of a full-scale winery facility, including a three-story wine-production and storage area, conference room, offices, restrooms, lobby, lab, and warming kitchen.
The property will also be able to support a tasting room, 8,000-plus square feet of retail space, a permanent parking area with 68 places, and an overflow parking area for special events.
Additionally, the property has been approved to offer eight special events per year with up to 150 attendees, and an unlimited number of events for 80 people or less, making this an excellent opportunity for both experienced entrepreneurs and budding business owner. The next owner could be at the helm of this transformation, making the property a premier, must-visit winery, tasking room, and event destination.
This property has the location and natural resources to support setting the expansion in motion, making it an easy destination for locals and visitors alike. With the reopening of a local historic landmark, Auberge Los Olivos and Mattei’s Tavern, not too far off, the potential for visitors increases exponentially.
With the Santa Barbara airport only about 30 miles away and LAX 133 miles away, the property also is accessible for out-of-town guests.
With 20 years of experience at the highest level in the hospitality industry, Joe seamlessly applies his unique skill set of old-world professionalism and modern-day marketing tactics to his real estate business. With three generations involved in Southern California real estate, Joe now carries the torch for a family business that started in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. “Local Joe,“ or “Mr. Santa Barbara“ as he’s known in the hospitality, wine, and service industries, has been a part of the fabric of the surrounding area for nearly two decades. The key to Joe’s success is his willingness to constantly adopt to current industry trends and breakthroughs. By keeping his pulse on new technologies and social media marketing tools, he offers clients the advantages they need in this competitive market.
Over four decades as an independent broker, Kerry has sold some of the largest properties in the tri-counties and has an impressive client base of major corporations such as Ticor Title Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of Montecito, Bank of America, and numerous Hollywood celebrities such as Fess Parker, and wealthy individuals seeking privacy and a discerning lifestyle choice. Kerry is professional, discreet, and dedicated to his clients.
Get in touch with Joe Ramos and Kerry Mormann for a private tour.
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