Posted on 1 Feb
Whether you’re a fan of Cabs or Pinots, French or Italian varietals, the only thing better than a good bottle of wine is a cellar-full. From a beachside abode with both indoor and outdoor cellars to a Beverly Hills estate with its own private vineyard, the offerings at these five wine-forward residences will have you swirling and sipping in style.
Perched at the peak of the prestigious Hill section of Hermosa Beach just blocks from the ocean, this incredible ocean-view estate, represented by Courtney Lingle and Mauricio Umansky, boasts a spacious, open floor plan designed for entertaining, along with two incredible wine cellars worthy of a prized collection. Tucked beneath a striking glass-floored pavilion, complete with a gas fireplace and outdoor dining area, a detached, 1,000-bottle wine cellar tempts guests from above. Meanwhile, the home’s second floor showcases panoramic ocean views, an open floor plan and additional 1,500 bottle cellar with a marble slab eat-in island perfect for hosting friends and family for an intimate tasting.
Located off the famed Sunset Strip, this stunning architectural home, represented by Mauricio Umansky and Rouja Koleva, was meticulously crafted with an eye toward leisure and modern design. Soaring ceilings and walls of glass seamlessly integrate voluminous interiors with private, sun-drenched grounds, complete with water features, a zero-edge pool, spa and cabana. Masterfully designed for entertaining, the home’s exceptional formal dining room is joined by a 21-foot motorized wine rack, allowing hosts to deliver a treasured vintage from the upstairs master wing to the dinner table at the push of a button. After dinner, guests can head to the lower entertainer’s level to enjoy another glass at the full bar, which offers striking views of the pool overhead, or settle into the plush cinema for a movie.
This palatial residence, represented by Stacy Gottula, is a wine lover’s dream—complete with multiple tasting rooms and its own private vineyard. Set on 25 acres on a rare promontory above the Beverly Hills hotel, an elegant colonnade spans the home’s grand dining room, which features intricate multi-colored marble inlaid floors and leads to an adjoining 3,000-bottle wine tasting room. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the estate’s lower level houses an additional 10,000 bottles and barrels from its vineyard, which produces classic varietals including Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc. An expansive wine cellar showcases multiple corridors, temperature-controlled rooms for wine storage and a striking tasting room with stone floors and brick barrel vaulted ceilings for sampling favorites from a treasured collection—or gems from your own backyard.
Situated in the heart of the Wilshire Corridor just moments from the very best of L.A.’s Westside, The Liddel, represented by Don Heller, boasts elegant community spaces designed with the wine connoisseur in mind. Complete with ebonized oak walls, brass accents and aubergine tiles, The Cellar is the residents’ elegant wine tasting room, featuring temperature-controlled storage for their prized bottles. Meanwhile, effortless entertaining continues in The Salon, a club lounge with an elegant bar and fireplace where residents and their guests can enjoy a tasting (or indulge in their favorite bottle), cozy up in front of the fire or relax on the terrace, which features plush outdoor seating and flowing water features. Residents can even enlist a private chef to whip up dinner for their nearest and dearest in the residence’s chef-caliber catering kitchen while they entertain guests in the adjacent Tea Room.
Immersed in the flourishing arts, entertainment, sports, shopping and dining attractions of Downtown Sacramento, The Residences at The Sawyer, represented by The Agency Development Group, was designed with an eye for sophisticated, urban living. Ranging from 789 to 3,323 square feet in size, one to three-bedroom residences and penthouses feature serene, minimalist interiors warmed by rich, hand-selected finishes. Showcasing private terraces overlooking the vibrant urban center below, end view and penthouse residences each boast chef-caliber kitchens and 24-inch Viking undercounter wine cellars—perfect for storing your cherished bottles. Should you desire a change of scenery, The Private Residents’ Lounge can host everything from intimate chef dinners to movie screenings. And if you have a craving for a bottle outside your personal collection, Revival, the bar at The Sawyer Hotel, offers an extensive list of wines and cocktails overlooking Downtown Commons and Golden 1 Center.