You don’t have to look much farther than the popular Lafayette Art and Wine Festival, held the 3rd weekend of September each year, or the menus of restaurants along our town’s esteemed Restaurant Row, for proof that we live in a community of people who appreciate fine wine.
Did you know, though, that growing wine grapes is becoming increasingly popular throughout Lamorinda (Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda)? The Town of Moraga’s Parks and Recreation Department even sponsors hands-on budget-friendly classes in tending a vineyard, taught by local experts.
Home for Sale in Lafayette CA includes Vineyard
One local example is the hillside vineyard at Bella Vista, part of a pristine Lafayette CA property currently for sale along Upper Happy Valley Road.
Have you ever sipped Happy Valley Cellars’ wine? That’s the Bella Vista grape.
Why grow grapes in Lamorinda CA?
Lamorinda has an attractive micro-climate for growing grapes. The wine these grapes ultimately produce is well respected, and often award-winning. People are starting to notice.
Lamorinda Winegrowers Association (“LWA”) is determined to achieve the coveted American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation for Lamorinda, although it may take some time.
Read more about LWA and the local grape growing market in LWA’s recent LamorindaWeb article titled, LamorindaWeb article titled, Toast of the Town: Why Winegrowers are United in Lamorinda.
Are you looking for a home in Lafayette?
The Bella Vista vineyard is fantastic, but the real focal point of the property is the well-appointed modern home designed by Robert Swatt that enjoys commanding views in a private resort-like setting.
If you’re interested in learning more about Bella Vista or other Lafayette CA properties for sale, please contact:
Dana Green – REALTOR
Pacific Union International