La Dolce Vita Alpacas

         Welcomes you!


What’s new around the Ranch:

Alpacafest West is Coming.  March 21st and 22nd is our semi-annual local show in Norco California.  We are going to bring our crias born last spring.  It will be great to show them and to reconnect with our local breeders.  There is something fun for everybody: beautiful alpacas, the fiber fling, shopping, fiber for puchase and a whole lot more.  Check out the Alpacafest West website for more info and directions.  We will see you there!   

Shearing Day is Set. Shearing Weekend is Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10th.  This year we are teaming up with another local alpaca farm to help shear our client’s and outside alpacas.  If you have alpacas that need to be shorn, please contact Susan at: susan@ldvalpacas.com  to get the information on where to bring your alpacas.

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. 

Coming Soon:  This years crop of crias are growing up.  New pages for them are in the making.  Keep a sharp eye out for Yo Yo, Widget and Daisy.  They are really stunning this year.

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!

It’s craft and hobby season at La Dolce Vita Alpacas!!!  Both Joe and Susan have had a pretty good time.  Joe got to participate in 3 big contests this season.  The first picture is his wall of radio geek awards.  The other 2 pictures are Susan’s projects: a crocheted sweater and a woven shawl.  Both are out of 100% alpaca yarn from the farm of course.



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 2/16/2015