Posted on 1 Oct
From the rarefied hilltops of Bel Air to the oak tree-shaded valleys of Northern California, these seven estates were envisioned for the ultimate wine aficionados, whether accommodating an extensive collection or a private vineyard for the aspiring winemaker.
Called Stella Nova, this 30-acre development opportunity perched on a hilltop in Bel Air boasts unobstructed panoramic views that encompass the Pacific, Downtown L.A. and the San Gabriel Mountain range. While a buyer could put their own spin on the development, the planned estate is bursting with exquisite amenities—and at the top of the list is an on-site private-label vineyard, which allows the owner to put their own stamp (literally) on the super local harvest. Serve up your bounty in the bar of the home theatre, or pair it with the epic view and enjoy it al fresco. Stella Nova is represented by Mauricio Umansky and Lynn Teschner.
2805 Tennyson in Hermosa Beach has not one, but two wine cellars. The first houses 1,500 bottles and is located on the main home’s second level—moments from a bar and a terrace with a panoramic ocean view. Outside, a second detached wine cellar for 1,000 bottles sits discreetly underneath a pavilion area, which is outfitted with an above-ground gas fireplace and outdoor kitchen ideal for outdoor entertaining. This quintessentially SoCal home is represented by Courtney Lingle.
Spread across nearly four acres overlooking the rolling terrain of upper Beverly Hills, 9719 Heather Road is an exquisite Tuscan-style hideaway designed by renowned architect Richard Landry. The recently renovated home—represented by Mauricio Umansky, Farrah Brittany and Eduardo Umansky—is replete with grand-scale interiors that boast high ceilings, contemporary fixtures, statuary white marble finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, find a 300-bottle, climate-controlled wine cellar, and outside, find a private vineyard overlooking the majestic views of the city, ocean and mountains.
Prefer to let your wine breathe? 5115 Sheridan Road offers plenty of space to aerate your bottle of Chardonnay—96 acres, to be exact. Set amidst the picturesque hillsides of the Northern California town of Sunol and represented by Margaret Combs, this Tuscan villa comes with an 800-vine vineyard, an ideal playground for the seasoned wine aficionado or aspiring winemaker.
Step into a legacy of winemaking at the Bayer Estate, a 160-acre Rogue River-front property in Oregon. Represented by Santiago Arana and Laura Thompson, the estate was developed for top-tier winemaking and boasts a recently updated wine tasting room and events center. You’ll be starting from a high point—wines made from this estate’s vines have already won awards.
Italian oasis two hours east of San Francisco, Shenandoah Wineries, represented by Mark Stevens, encompasses two wineries, more than 50 acres of planted vineyards, a tasting room, an event center, a 5,500-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate and the Villa Toscano Winery & Vineyards.
With views like these, you’ll be toasting nonstop. This modern Michael Mueller-designed estate—represented by Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Brittany—is outfitted with a wine cellar (of course), but also a rooftop Sky Lounge where the city to sea vistas might just make the notes of your favorite Pinot Noir taste a little sweeter.