In the center of a private valley, at the base of one of Napa Valley’s most famous landmarks, is a rare property containing a farmstead compound and 17.5 acres of vineyards that produce superior fruit. The site embodies the soul of California: the warmth and fragrance of its long arid summers, the surprising fertility of its alluvial fans and valleys, the lush crops resulting from tapping deep lying aquifers, the breadth and tranquility of its wide-open spaces, and the majesty of its towering rock outcroppings.
The property includes two separate parcels, only one of which has been developed, totaling approximately 98 acres. The developed parcel, on the valley floor, contains the primary residence with 3 BR, 2 BA and 2 half baths; a caretaker’s house with 2 BR, 1 BA and a kitchen; a guesthouse with 2 BR, 1 BA, and a kitchen; a landscaped swimming pool and spa with a 2 story open tower; a guest studio with 1BR and 1 BA; two separate offices; a controlled temperature wine storage building for 1200 bottles; and a barn dating from 1930. The aggregate living space totals approximately 6,700 sq. ft, with 8 bedrooms, and 5 full and 2 half baths.
The undeveloped second parcel lies on the northern ridge of the property’s valley, is served by a separate access road and, on a generous and relatively level building site, offers the opportunity to build an entirely new estate complex with stunning views of the Napa Valley and the Mayacama mountains. Zoned as an Agricultural Watershed, this second parcel is entitled to hold a primary residence, a second unit, a guesthouse, and assorted accessory structures.
The property’s Palisades Vineyard supplies four different single-vineyard designated brands, one of which (Carver Sutro) is available for sale. Robert Parker has scored wines made from this vineyard in the low and mid 90s, and the sale of grapes from the vineyard generates pre-tax profits in excess of $150,000 per year. The property is blessed with a 20,000-gallon winery use permit, secured in July 2010 and to be extended through July 2013, that allows development of a winemaking building and caves.
Of all the special features of this estate, first and foremost are the land and the site, and even these can be further enhanced, because co-ownership of an additional 528 acres of recreational property is also available. This available additional property is contiguous to the Palisades Trail, which connects Mt. St. Helena to the north, Wildlake Ranch to the south, and Aetna Springs to the east, and is ideal for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.
Homesteaded in 1902, and with but 3 owners to date, this property offers far more than the considerable pleasure of living in Napa Valley. It presents the opportunity to own, preserve and enhance an authentic, unspoiled piece of California’s heritage.
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