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Ballard Hill Ranch

Los Olivos, California


Offered at $1,950,000

A Unique Equestrian Property With Vineyard Potential


Welcome to, Ballard Hill Ranch, a unique equestrian property with vineyard potential in the Santa Ynez Valley town of Los Olivos, California. Surrounded on 3 sides by very large ranches, this property is in the Ballard Canyon area AVA for growing Rhone varietal grapes.

This combined with the rare Ag II zoning, offers a new buyer tremendous potential! All of this is only a 1/2 hour from Santa Barbara or 2 hours from Los Angeles. This property offers irreplaceable amenities and unparalleled opportunities in the heart of wine country.

Situated on 20 acres of rolling oak studded hills; this property consists of a very rare large indoor riding arena, 2 barns, 2 residences, round pen, an outdoor arena, and irrigated pastures. Great vineyard / winery potential.

The property is designed in such a way that the horse facilities are concentrated at one side of the property, well away from the privacy of the residence and the extraordinary view sites where one might build their dream home. This configuration enables the property to potentially derive income – while still allowing the owners to enjoy the amenities in privacy.


Current Main Residence: Up a private drive and at a distance from the barns the charming 1400 +/-sf. main residence features stunning views from every room and was updated and remodeled in 2008.

A veranda overlooking the Valley runs the length of the home and is perfect for entertaining on summer evenings.


Of particular note are the large master suite and the open and airy Living Room with vaulted ceilings.


Manager’s Residence: There is two bedroom, two bath home with wonderful views located near the upper barn.

Potential New Home Sites: The property has several areas that would be the perfect setting for a grand new home with panoramic 360 degree views.


Horse Facilities:

Middle Barn: 17 stall Center Aisle Barn with 12×20 stalls, rubber mats, auto waterers, tack room.


Middle Barn: View up to Arena

Covered Arena: 90 x 200 (approx) under cover, consisting of a 90 x 160 arena and an additional 90 x 40 double hot-walker section. The sides can be raised in inclement weather.


Round Pen: 115 foot Round Pen (approx.) adjacent to the middle barn.

Outdoor Arena: 120 x 175 (approx.) outdoor arena with new footing




Numerous pastures on 20 acres, fenced and cross fenced with post and board and non-climb fencing. Many pastures have irrigation lines and sprinklers.

 Other Property Amenities:

Hay Storage: Large hay barn and two additional covered hay areas.

Water and Water Reservoir: Property is served by a 2 inch meter from the SY Water District. There is a large Reservoir for water storage and watering arenas and irrigating the pastures and landscaping. Neighboring properties have good producing wells.

Cattle Pens: For cattle for Cutting Horses, Working Cow Horses, Team Penning, etc.

World Class Equine Veterinary Clinics: The Ranch is minutes away from Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic and Santa Lucia Farm.

Vineyard Potential: Much of the ranch fronts Ballard Canyon which is prime vineyard territory and now in the new Ballard Canyon AVA. The property has extensive water lines in place and ample water.

Ranch and Vineyard property for sale in Los Olivos, California

Offered at $1,950,000

Santa Ynez Real Estate Represented by:


Carey Kendall
Associate Broker

Cal BRE License # 00753349

Village Properties Office
3615 Sagunto Street, Suite A,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

From Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez
Selling Legacy Properties for Over 30 Years


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