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These wine country homes for sale come with their own vineyards


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.

An aerial view of a large house in the center of vineyards. In the distance are hills and there is a sunset which makes the sky appear orange.
A white room with high ceilings and a large window overlooking a landscape with trees and grass. In the room is a white couch, armchairs, and a table. Photos by PR Photography, courtesy of Compass
A white hallway with large windows overlooking a yard and patio.
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.

A large house with a wrap around porch and multiple floors is in the distance. In the foreground are rose bushes and shrubbery and a lawn.
A porch with screened in windows overlooking trees. On the porch is a table with multiple chairs. Photos by Gene Ivester, courtesy of Compass
In the foreground is a vineyard. In the distance is a house and a forest.
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.

In the foreground are many vines with leaves. In the distance is a painted red house.
A red tractor sits under a tree with hanging branches. Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
In the foreground are vines. In the distance is a dilapidated house with yellow walls.
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.

A large house with towers sits among many different types of trees. In the distance are mountains.
A large entryway with doors that are open overlooks an outside porch and trees. In the entryway are ornate red light fixtures, a wooden table, and a stone staircase.
A room with a stone floor, two dark red patterned rugs, armchairs, and tables with large arched windows overlooking a mountain landscape. Photos by Paul Rollins, courtesy of Compass
A hallway in a wine cellar with ornate light fixtures on the walls. There are wine bottles nestled into shelves. At the end of the hallway is a doorway looking into a room with a table and chairs.
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.

An aerial view of a large painted grey house which is surrounded by tall trees. Many acres of vineyards surrounds house and trees.
A barn with dark wooden slats on the exterior is surrounded by different types of trees. Photos by Milieu Visuals, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
A room in a wine cellar with shelves of wine and stone walls.

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.

An exterior view of a large house which is painted grey with an interior room that looks out towards an outdoor area. The house is surrounded by trees and flowering shrubbery. In the distance are mountains.
Photos by Paul Rollins, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
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.