Tehama Hosts Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance -- Theme was Organic Community and Sustainable Living

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Tehama, a private luxury community in northern California's Carmel, hosted the 2009 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance. As first stop on the internationally renowned tour, Tehama's theme highlighted the importance of sustainable living.

Beautiful Tehama Homesite

Since 2004, the private California custom home communities of Tehama and Monterra have been host to the first stop on the famed Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, one of the best and most selective car shows in the world.

The Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance is an annual driving event that delights entrants and spectators alike. Participation is limited to vehicles entered in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance or the Motoring Classic. Only the rarest and most beautiful automobiles are accepted into the tour, making a truly memorable experience with some of the most exquisite automobiles in the United States.

The Tour follows portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, dips down famed Highway One, and pauses for a time in nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea with three stops along the way. Spectators are invited to view the Tour at key points along the route. Participants come from all over the United States, as well as international destinations, including Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. Vehicles may only participate in this coveted event once every ten years.

This year's drive entered through the private Olmsted Gate and stops at a Monterra homesite, exiting through Clint Eastwood's Tehama development, an environmentally sensitive community that emphasizes sustainability, at Carmel Valley Road. Well over 500 tour drivers and spectators attended the Tehama stop on the tour.

This year at the Tehama stop, the theme was "Organic Community." As a part of Tehama's ongoing effort to support both the community and sustainable living, Tehama invited local grower Earthbound Farm, nationally recognized for their commitment to healthy organic food, to sponsor a light breakfast -- while guests enjoyed a private parade of classic automobiles. Tehama created a fun and satisfying venue featuring an Earthbound Farm mini organic farmstand! Fare included a yogurt bar, fresh berries, granola, and other organic snacks.

Tehama hopes that allowing visitors into the normally very private luxury community, as well as the showcase of Earthbound Farm, will inspire more people to consider environmentally friendly home design when making future investment decisions. Visitors were not required to attend a sales presentation or tour to participate in this venue/light breakfast. To learn more about Tehama's sustainable real estate development, visit their website at Tehama-Carmel.com.


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