Naples L - The Vineyards, It Started with a Tomato

Real Estate Agent with 239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty

Vineyards is one of the premier gated communities in Naples, Florida, and it all started with a family in the produce business. A couple of Italian brothers came to America in 1911 and built a produce business in Camden, New Jersey, which expanded to Southwest Florida when the sons fell in love with Naples. That business grew into one of the largest wholesale produce distributors in the world. Of the thousands of acres devoted to tomatoes, they chose 1,375 acres near downtown Naples to grow the Vineyards community.


When you enter Vineyards, the first thing that impresses you is the lush and mature landscaping. The developer didn't hold back and the result is a beautiful natural setting for single family homes, villas and condominiums overlooking lakes, parks, golf courses with palm trees, shade trees, fragrant flowers, colorful tropical plants and carpets of greenery. Learn more about the community and see a site plan of the whole development Scroll down on this page to click on the links for properties currently on the market for sale in Vineyards.


Vineyards clubhouse pool Vineyards is an active community centered around a 30+ acre 
community park and a country club. Trails for walking and jogging wind their way around. In addition to the amenities and facilities open to all of the residents, the Vineyards Country Club offers membership to both homeowners and non-residents. The club is a private, debt free, non-equity golf and country club with two 18 hole championship golf courses, twelve Har-Tru tennis courts, health and fitness center, spa, resort pool, a busy social event calendar and several dining options with no minimums for food and beverage. Check out photos, more detail and membership information for the country club at 

The pet friendly community enjoys a great location that is convenient to shopping, daily conveniences, next door to Physicians Regional Medical Center with easy access to Olde Naples as well as I-75 for quick trips to the airport. The public schools are Vineyards Elementary School, Oakridge Middle School and Gulf Coast High School. There are several options for private schools and universities nearby.

Click on the links below to see photos and descriptions of properties currently on the market for sale:

Single Family Homes for Sale in Vineyards 

Villas for Sale in Vineyards 

Condos for Sale in Vineyards 



As full time real estate professionals, we represent both buyers and sellers in Naples.  If you are a seller, we market your home to local, national and international buyers for the best results. If you are a buyer, we listen well and will find your own “Piece of Paradise”. Ellie Penaranda at 239-776-5077 

or Tim Cranch at 239-272-4848 


Comments (8)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Good mornong Ellie, sounds like a awesome community.  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 13, 2016 02:04 AM
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Hard to believe how much Naples has grown.. Lived there from 76-98 ,, and remember when The Witches Brew  and The Pewter Mug were the out skirts ... Of course , wish I had purchased property back then....
Thanks for sharing!

Feb 13, 2016 02:19 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Ellie, it's interesting that the clubhouse is open to BOTH residents and non-residents for the private club--wow!! A good way to keep the money rolling in. This offes so very much and your descriptions are just as lush as I'm sure the landscaping is!

Feb 13, 2016 07:43 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, Ellie.  What a wonderful community.  Thanks for the intersting history and information about the Vineyards of Naples.

Feb 13, 2016 08:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is great information to share with families considering a move to the area. Many Maryland retirees are heading your way.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 14, 2016 01:13 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nice background story of the Vineyards in Naples. Looks lovely!

Feb 14, 2016 04:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Now that is a great vision someone developed Ellie Penaranda

Feb 23, 2016 09:33 PM
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Thank you Ellie Penaranda I have an interest in SW FLA. I enjoyed your post and I am now following you. See you again.

Bill Roberts

Feb 24, 2016 12:28 AM