Housing community to sprout in Vina Robles’ vineyards

The entrance to the Gran Cielo housing community in Paso Robles.
The entrance to the Gran Cielo housing community in Paso Robles.

Gran Cielo de Vina Robles, 42 custom homesites in a working vineyard of Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles, has generated interest among both locals and out-of-towners.

The gated community is on 863 acres of vineyard property within Vina Robles’ Huerhuero Vineyard, off Highway 46 East. Each of the homesites are between 1 and 1.6 acres.

The homesites are complete and will be released for sale over the next few years, said Aaryn Abbott, vice president at Robbins|Reed. The first custom home lots were released for sale July 30.

Roads and utility infrastructure are already in place throughout the neighborhood, Abbott said. Lot owners will finish lot grading and septic installations when building their homes. The two entry gates are expected to be completed at the end of August.

Both homesites and completed custom homes are offered; two spec homes are expected to break ground in October, with construction completed about a year later. Architectural guidelines are in place for the community, and only single-family homes are allowed.

A main focus for Gran Cielo is the preservation of natural resources. All heritage oaks have been preserved, and the community will be water-use neutral with water conservation and an offset program.

Prices for homesites start in the $300,000 range. The spec homes will cost $1.4 million to $1.6 million, depending on final design, subcontractor pricing, finish selections and landscape design.

Gran Cielo de Vina Robles is a gated community with 42 homesites within one of Vina Robles Winery's vineyards in Paso Robles. Here's a promotional video for the development.

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Owner: Paso Robles Vineyards Inc. of Paso Robles

Builder/Broker: Robbins|Reed Inc. of San Luis Obispo

Architect: Keith Hall Architect of San Luis Obispo

Project cost: Not disclosed