You haven’t made it in Silicon Valley until you’ve bought a second home in wine country. And you haven’t made it in wine country until you’ve bottled your own vanity vino from the vines in your backyard.
Here are a handful of abodes—all currently for sale—that come with their own vineyards, from a modest 1920s home to a contemporary stunner. You know, just in case bottling your own pinot noir blend at the local crush pad isn’t enough.
11080 Franz Valley Road - $19,950,000
Smack dab in the center of a vineyard ranch in Calistoga sits this three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 6,615-square-foot contemporary home. The recently updated interiors are open and airy, featuring exposed beams, soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace, a gym, and, of course, a wine cellar.
But the real treat here is the legit wine operation that could yield the future homeowner a decent income via the 40 acres of cabernet sauvignon vines.
1089 Green Valley Road - $6,200,000
Although this downright adorable abode looks like a circa-1900 Victorian from afar, this home was built in 1992 in the Victorian style. (Wine country architecture is known for leaning in to pastiche design.) This 8,700-square-foot home sits on 38 acres of cabernet sauvignon vineyard.
The interiors, while perfectly homey, are ripe for a makeover. It comes with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and four half bathrooms, a wood-burning fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, and a screened-in porch with a dining area. And if your green thumb isn’t satisfied with all of the grapevines, there’s also a rose garden.
1321 Watmaugh - $2,250,000
Located in the Carneros region of Sonoma, this comparatively unassuming, fire-engine-red home comes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and, well, not much else. But it’s what the 1920 home sits on that matters: 14 acres of pinot noir vines that produce an estimated 50 to 60 tons of grapes per year. (The property was once owned by Schug Winery, noted for its pinot noir.) It also comes with a rundown barn that’s ripe for renovation.
10500 Franz Valley - $28,900,000
Whoa. Currently owned by 49ers football legend Joe Montana, this not-so-humble home, a 500-acre estate with a European-inspired villa, continues the wine country architectural trend of building contemporary homes that look like period pieces from days of yore. Featuring 9,700 square feet, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms, this multimillion-dollar behemoth boasts an Italianate design that, for better or for worse, makes it appear as if it were constructed over centuries. Included here are antique marble floors, ironwork torchères, 16th-century iron gates, and a 17th-century church altar.
The property also comes with family-planted Tuscan olive trees that can produce 30 to 60 gallons of olive oil per year.
5252 Big Ranch Road - $7,400,000
Built in the Craftsman style, this 2008 home in Napa, located in the famed Oak Knoll AVA (aka an American viticultural area), features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,122 square feet. Budding winemakers should take note of the vintage barn and wine cellar that racks 440 bottles, which means you’ll have plenty of storage for the vino that can be made from the five-plus acres of cabernet sauvignon vineyards in your backyard.
Oakville Luxury Estate - $22,500,000
Finally, this home, designed by architect Sandy Walker, is a contemporary farmhouse that comes with three bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, and 6,803 square feet. The interiors are aimed at today’s top-drawer tastes—e.g., wood paneling, hardwood and limestone flooring, a chef’s kitchen, and open floorplan, plus a pool and hot tub.
While its vine offering is slight—a dainty three acres in all—the landscaping by Claudia Schmidt packs in other flora, like olive trees, an oak grove, and an herb garden.