La Panza Ranch

Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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    Pete Clark
    CA DRE# 00656930

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    Kerry Mormann
    DRE# 00598625

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    Description
    La Panza Ranch is a magnificent, diverse property situated east of Santa Margarita, California on State Highway 58, boasting intricate olive, cattle and hay operations and extensive improvements. An expansive, 14,750-acre holding comprised of 51 legal, certificated parcels, La Panza Ranch encompasses lush valleys and rolling hills with picturesque views in every direction.

    The La Panza Ranch history is rich and fascinating. Though quiet now, La Panza was once one of the most heavily traveled stagecoach roads between the Coast and the San Joaquin Valley. During the La Panza Gold Rush of 1877 miners successfully mined below a 20-foot waterfall in Haystack Canyon located on the Ranch. In the 1860’s, La Panza Ranch was owned by Drury James, uncle of the notorious outlaws Jesse & Frank James. Drury James is also credited as one of the three founders of nearby Paso Robles, the heart of the Central Coast wine country.

    A principal attribute of La Panza Ranch is the diversity of its operations. Historically utilized as a cattle ranch, La Panza Ranch contains all the necessary infrastructure for a cattle operation, including irrigated cattle pastures and livestock water throughout the ranch.

    The La Panza Ranch water resources are substantial, providing plenty of water even in the driest of years. There are over 50 wells, 3 reservoirs, and at least five major springs. In addition, the year-round San Juan Creek runs through the center and eastern portions of the Ranch.

    One of the most impressive features of La Panza Ranch is the olive operation. The olive orchards comprise approximately 280 acres planted with over 200,000 olive trees. The olive operation is completed by a state-of-the-art Alfa-Laval olive mill supported by the nearby office and ranch manager’s home.

    Further, La Panza Ranch has over 100 acres of cabernet and zinfandel grapes and 635 combined acres of oat hay, alfalfa and forage hay. There are also approximately 300 acres of land with water development for future agricultural use

    In addition, La Panza Ranch includes extensive fencing and over 100 miles of ranch roads. To aid with road maintenance, the Ranch has its own quarry, gravel pit and crushers. Electrical power extends the entire length of the Ranch contributing considerable value.

    La Panza Ranch also enjoys prolific wildlife including black bear, mountain lion, Tule elk, and a variety of bird species, among others.

    Last but not least, La Panza Ranch is characterized by its elaborate improvements.

    The elegant hacienda-style main home is comprised of 5,500 square feet and includes a grand entrance, master suite, huge great room, extravagant kitchen, and gym. Outside are a wrap-around tiled porch, entertaining areas and striking water features.

    The exquisite main residence is accompanied by a delightful 2-bedroom guest cottage and handsome 4-bedroom bunk house.

    Irrigated horse pastures and numerous barns, plus thoughtful amenities like the putting green and helicopter pad, complement the extraordinary residences and bring all of the improvements into harmony.

    As you can see, the La Panza Ranch is truly…..remarkable….
    CONTACT
    Pete Clark
    CA DRE# 00656930
    Contact

    Kerry Mormann
    DRE# 00598625
    Contact