La Dolce Vita Alpacas

         Welcomes you!


What’s new around the Ranch:

Shearing Day is Done.  Another Wonderful Success!!!  A really big thank you to the crew that came to help out.  A good time was had by all.  Joe and Susan are always appreciative of the help.  All the alpacas resemble space aliens.  Check them out:


Birthing season is done.  We have 2 beautiful babies out of our color champ producers Macedonia and Josephine.  We are calling them Lucy and Mr. Peabody. We have high hopes for them as all of their brothers and sisters have done very well for us.  Lucy is the brown cria in the front (2 days old) and Peabody is in the coat (less than a day old). 


The San Diego Yarn Crawl is Coming!!! We are happy to be a part of the 3d Annual San Diego Yarn Crawl.  The dates this year are Thursday, September the 17th through Sunday September 20th.  This year we are going to have a wonderful new interactive tote bag for sale....you’ll just have to guess what that means....we can keep a secret...but we are very excited!!  New classes, new prizes, lots to see and do for yarn enthusiasts.  Save the dates and see you at the crawl.

La Dolce Vita Alpacas’ Crew Kicked It at Alpaca Fest West!!!  We brought 5 alpacas and came home with 7 ribbons: 1 color champ, 1 reserve color champ, 4 first place and 1 third.  It is always great to get confirmation that our breeding program is really special and still on the right track.  From left to right: Daisy, Catalyst, Widget and La Befana.


Paladin is the Real Winner!!!  His superior genetics have shown through yet again.  The consistently high awards of his offspring scream quality and excellence from La Dolce Vita’s breeding program.  Go to Paladin’s page and see the many others he has produced.  Spring is here and it is time to start scheduling your breedings.  Give us a call and make arrangements for your girls so that you too can get some of this action in the show ring and improve your herd.  Here are 2 interesting pictures of Paladin: the first was taken at about 3 years old and the second was taken last week, 10 years old.  He still looks marvelous and is holding on to all his great qualities.


The Fiber Stats are finally in...and all we can say is WOW!  Crusade and La Befana get the grand prize for amazing stats.  The XXXtreme offspring, Macedonia and Fortunato,  are still showing respectable micron counts and fleece character.  Check out their pages to see the great news. 

We have a Face Book page too.  We jumped on the social media band wagon.  Actually it is really a fun and quick way to communicate with all of our fans.  Click here to check out the page.  Give us a “like” and join the page!                

We have the most Amazing Rugs!  Oh my gosh!!! you are not going to believe them until you see them!!! We had to create a special page just for the rugs.  You can watch a video of the local artist that created them for us.  We are so proud to be able to offer such an outstanding product.  Click on the Rug page to see them.

If you liked the video at the top of the page, there is more on the Photoshop Phun page.  Check them out.  There is some funny stuff there.

Our Ranch

La Dolce Vita Alpacas is located on the out skirts of Ramona California; about an hour east of San Diego.  Here in the foothills of San Diego County, our ranch is at about 2,000 feet elevation so it is cooler than the surrounding areas.  Ramona is a wonderful farming community.  This gives our operation access to great services and ranch resources as needs arise.

When you arrive at La Dolce Vita Alpacas, you will find a clean, well organized farm.  Our alpacas are well cared for and attended to on a daily basis.  We have a lovely steel barn which centralizes the care and handling of our alpacas with a generously stocked medicine room.  All the equipment necessary to provide top notch attention to our herd is readily available at our facility. 

Our ranch is a fully enclosed 10 acres.  Our corrals, land and barn are easily  accessible so a visitor can safely tour the entire property to see the whole operation. The 6 foot perimeter fence is electrified for extra safety.  Our wonderful Great Pyrenees also participate in the care and safety of our alpacas and will give you a warm welcome when you arrive.

We have terrifically healthy alpacas and a great breeding track record because of attention to detail and familiarity with our herd.  Basic grooming, nail and teeth care are well attended.  Our alpacas are also better at ease with people because of our consistent routines and positive reinforcement.

You can relax at La Dolce Vita Alpacas.  We like to mix business with pleasure because, after all, it is a pleasurable business.  We welcome and encourage you to explore our farm and this website.  But most of all, we really look forward to meeting you and teaching you about alpacas.


La Dolce Vita Alpacas is a full service ranch offering comprehensive sales and services to our clients.

The care and nurturing of alpacas is our passion. We are here to assist and support you in developing your dream farm.

Website updated on 5/14/15