Cultivating Luxury: 4 Estates Producing More Than Wine Grapes

Many dream of owning a property with a vineyard, but dabbling in wine production isn’t the only agricultural avenue for cultivating hobbyists. Whether it’s growing coffee beans in Montecito or producing olive oil in Spain, here’s a look at four luxury properties perfect for those seeking their own private homestead.

Complementing a Mediterranean diet in Spain

Large Estate in the Valencian Countryside

The newly built home in the Valencian countryside features nine bedrooms and six bathrooms.

A small producing vineyard isn’t the only delight found at this country property in Spain. Located in the middle of a peaceful valley in Vall d’Albaida, the newly built house features a grove of olive trees that produce about 1,400 bottles a year. The olive oil trees are in addition to the property’s vineyard, which produces about 1,000 bottles of wine each year.

luxury home with olive oil wine vineyard valencia spain

In addition to a small vineyard producing 1,000 bottles a year, the $2.8-million country estate features a grove of olive trees that produce 1,400 liters of olive oil a year.

The house itself, listed for $2.8 million, evokes the natural beauty of its surroundings with rough stone walls, rustic beams and a clay-tiled roof. A total of nine bedrooms and six bathrooms are within more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Also on the property is a custom swimming pool and a pool house.

A caffeinated compound in Montecito

main house at 545 Toro Canyon Road valley heart ranch coffee farm santa barbara

Listed for $14.9 million, Valley Heart Ranch features a reimagined main house two guest houses, an ocean-view pool and a garage/indoor sport court.

Originally built as a citrus farm, Valley Heart Ranch in Montecito now features about 3,900 coffee plants that produce roughly 2,500 pounds of coffee annually. The luxury coffee farm is the brainchild of Kirsten and Darrell Becker, who acquired the property in 2015 and opted for growing coffee beans over wine grapes.

aerial view of valley heart ranch coffee farm montecito california

The orchard-turned-coffee farm features multiple structures and equestrian facilities.

The producing coffee farm is accompanied by a four-bedroom main house, an infinity-edge swimming pool, a sports lawn, a ranch office, greenhouses and a gym. A full-sized pickleball court with steel walls and retractable glass and an equestrian pavilion with a five-stall barn and riding arena also reside on the property, which is listed for $14.9 million.

Secret garden on Kauai’s North Shore

3 acre sanctuary 7475-E Koolau Road D in kauai north shore hawaii

The three-acre spread on the North Shore of Kauai is listed for $2.395 million.

The farmer’s market is always open for business at this three-acre sanctuary on Kauai’s North Shore. Located near Moloa’a Bay, the secluded property features an epic vegetable and herb garden as well as an avocado grove. Homegrown delights found on the property include avocados, Tahitian limes, bananas and other tropical fruit. If grazing isn’t your thing, the property also features a small stream and sacred Kahuna pond.

pineapple farm 7475-E Koolau Road in kauai hawaii luxury home

The Kauai property features a pineapple grove, a vegetable and herb garden and a huge collection of tropical fruit trees.

In addition to the secret garden, the property features a four-bedroom main house with expansive lanais that wrap the exterior. A detached two-garage and a bonus structure provide space for two additional guest suites. Asking price: $2.395 million.

Santa Barbara estate offers a lot of guacamole

living room inside 25 Santa Teresita Way in santa barbara

The Midcentury Modern-style home at 25 Santa Teresita Way in Santa Barbara features high ceilings and walls of glass.

At this Santa Barbara home, world-class ocean and mountain views aren’t the only thing to marvel at. The roughly 13-acre property offers income potential (and potentially loads of guacamole) in the form of 1,500 avocado trees.

avocado farm in santa barbara at 25 Santa Teresita Way

Listed for $2.795 million, the home sits on about 13 acres and has roughly 1,500 avocado trees.

Set back from the street, the gated property is located a few minutes from Santa Barbara’s popular downtown area full of shops and restaurants. Listed for $2.795 million, the home features vaulted-ceiling living spaces, a large primary bedroom suite, an office and about 4,000 square feet of living space. Rear decking takes in a top-o-the-world view of it all.


Neal is the Chief Content Officer at Forbes Global Properties. A content strategist with more than a decade of experience in the sports, entertainment and real estate spaces he previously launched a sports real estate column and chronicled L.A.’s biggest home sales for the Los Angeles Times' award-winning “Hot Property” section.

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