Posted on 6 Jan
Wine country continually draws adoring fans seeking to revel in the gorgeous scenery, sprawling hillsides and leafy vineyards. One could get used to enjoying a glass of wine by the fire in a gorgeous home overlooking manicured rows of grape-bearing vines. The vine life is gaining in popularity, with many home buyers choosing not just to bask in the glory of wine country, but to get into the winemaking business as a hobby or full-time profession. Here, we highlight some fantastic properties that offer the opportunity to own your very own vineyard in the privacy and luxury of home.
Known as Chateau Marguerite, this expansive private retreat is located in the hills of Longridge Estates on the border of Studio City and Sherman Oaks. Reminiscent of the Italian countryside, the ultra-private home’s rows of Cabernet grapes are on a western-facing hillside that maximizes sunlight and cooling ocean breezes, while evening fog rolls through the canyons at night, making the perfect recipe for world-class wine. Take a tour below with Craig Knizek, who co-lists the property with Nikki Joel.
The owners brought the same cabernet clones planted in the Quintessa vineyard in Napa Valley and contracted with local vintners Grape Expectations to prepare the land, plant the vines, install irrigation and maintain the harvest. The property yields 12 cases of delicious Cabernet Sauvignon each year.
Two acres of vines are situated on this 9.98-acre Healdsburg estate, featuring a three-bedroom Mediterranean-style residence with soaring wood-beamed ceilings, a fireplace, gourmet kitchen and family room. Represented by Arwen Spadoni and Kenneth Spadoni, the lush and leafy property features expertly manicured grounds, a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and dining area and a detached, two-story building with a shop and bonus room.
The Retreat at Mulholland is a private, gated vineyard estate on nearly 14 acres of majestic, park-like grounds in Calabasas. Nearly two acres of mature Syrah vines are located on the property, situated at the end of a dramatic, tree-lined drive in the Santa Monica Mountains. Offering over 7,000 square feet of living space, the five-bedroom residence captures mountain views from nearly every room. Represented by Holly Hatch and Chris Johnson, the property also features a one-bedroom guest house, expansive patios, a pebble tech pool and spa and a lighted tennis court.