Our cousins at Curbed National highlighted a Napa Valley winery listing yesterday. Not just any Napa winery— a Stags Leap Appellation property, Quixote Winery, on the market for $35,000,000. The owners bought the property forty years ago, and in 1996 split of off from the legendary Stags Leap Winery, crediting their organic practices to Alice Waters (among others) and their winery aesthetic and design to the Viennese expressionist painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who was compared in a New York Times profile of the gold-domed complex to a "beautifully demented child." As for the name, winery owner Carl Doumani said:
With Cervantes' Don Quixote as our muse, let us all explore the difference between appearances and reality and engage in the noble pursuits of a knight errant. Which may not get you very far at the bank, but capacity is touted as 20,000 gallons of vino. As for a roof over your head, the property includes a somewhat more soberly luxurious 1-bed, 2-bath lakefront house designed by eminent Wine Country architect Howard Backen. There's an additional 15 acres beyond the 27 acres currently planted in Petit Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
· One-Bedroom "Quixote" Winery Estate Asks A Staggering $35M [Curbed National]
· Organic Farming [Quixote Winery]
· Where the Winery Itself Is a Little Tipsy [NYTimes]
· 6126 Silverado Trail [Zillow]