A Coto de Caza estate with a sprawling vineyard that was the origin of the Jumping Vines label has sold for $3.38 million.Though the sellers have moved to Texas, the new owners, a Shady Canyon family, intend to continue producing grapes for wine and are contemplating what to name their own label.
The 6.5-acre property at 30861 Via Colinas, with a five-bedroom home and a five-horse barn, was the subject of a Register story on home vineyards in 2012.
As the story noted, if you Say “wine country,” Napa Valley or Sonoma or Temecula likely come to mind.
But in the 1800s, Orange County was the wine capital of California. And if you look nowadays, you still can find residences with personal vineyards scattered around the county. It’s a selling point for some homebuyers.
Graves partnered with a couple of wineries to ferment the juices in barrels until it was time to bottle. His Jumping Vines 2008 cabernet sauvignon earned the gold medal at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
The 3,800-square-foot house went on and off the market in recent years. The most recent listing described the vineyard as having 1,600 Bordeaux varietal vines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Among the amenities keeping things running: 70 solar panels, irrigation supplied by a private well and a…