Maness installs turn-key professionally designed vineyards. Their expertise and knowledge of vineyard installation is widely respected, resulting in lush landscapes that have clearly added great value to properties throughout the area. During an initial design consultation they will show you how to layout and build the perfect vineyard. They oversee and control all aspects of planting including soil analysis, irrigation and the appropriate selection of wine grape varietals to insure successful vineyard growing. Maness provides full service maintenance contracts or, for the do-it-yourself customer, they can recommend all the proper equipment, tools and only the best organic fertilizers necessary to maintain a worry-free vineyard.
MV’s mountain top estate, fondly known as “Casi Cielo” (Almost Heaven), is located in Jamul, California 1200 feet above sea level near Rancho San Diego just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. It was founded in 1972, built in Rancho Mission Architecture that utilized over 17,000 adobe bricks, 100 year old wooden beams and 40,000 tons of hand assembled granite retaining walls. Our vineyards were first planted in 1978 with Petite Syrah and today you’ll find Mission Criolla, Muscat Canelli, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Grenache, and Mourvedre with assorted table grape varietals.
The estate operates, in part, by eco-friendly solar power, nestled adjacent to a pristine 6000 acre nature preserve. This fabulous mountain view retreat is home to dozens of rescued farm animals and wildlife that have found sanctuary on the property. You can make an appointment to enjoy an informative, guided walking tour throughout the vineyards and wine making facility. Young and old alike take pleasure in the recently expanded petting zoo and bird aviary. The Gift Shoppe stocks unique souvenirs, vineyard attire and original oil paintings by MV proprietor Grego. Â When all’s said and done The Maness Vineyards Estate is an essential Southern California destination.