Imagine living in a world where Award-Winning wine grapes are growing conveniently in your backyard, with panoramic views for miles. This sounds like a dream not only to wine connoisseurs, but also to most people with a distinguished taste and a refined pallet for VINO. In the private and iconic community of The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this dream can be a reality at 4888 El Nido, where it’s easy to say “Sip Sip, Hooray!”
The award-winning vineyard has been named “Best in Class” for the past three years in a row, for its Sangiovese wine, in addition to receiving Gold Medals in the San Diego County Annual Wine Contest. Two Master Sommeliers visited the lush vineyard at the “LIVE Pinnacle” property, and enjoyed the well-bodied wines made on-site. The owners enjoy doing all of the work in the vineyard themselves, and would love to teach the new owners all they know. Of course, someone can be hired to tend to the 250 vines if preferred. Producing about 180 bottles a year, enough wine is made to share with family, friends and loved ones all year long. Meanwhile, the on-site olive trees produce juicy flavorful olives, making for the perfect pairing with a fruitful glass of vino.
The property itself is the ideal place to enjoy a crisp glass of wine. Overlooking extraordinary western canyon and hilltop views in every direction, it draws attention to the outdoors, where a vanishing-edge pool and spa, a covered cabana with fireplace, and a built-in BBQ station enrich year-round enjoyment of San Diego’s famed climate. A bright, sun-filled main residence with limestone flooring is complemented by a neutral palette that enhances generous-sized public, formal and casual living spaces, creating a comfortable and relaxed environment. This gorgeous estate, nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac and surrounded by open space, is just a short drive away from the sandy San Diego beaches.