Have you ever dreamt of owning a vineyard? Bottling your own wine can be a rewarding hobby that requires a great deal of passion and patience. It is a process that can take anywhere from a few months to over twenty years from the time of harvesting the grapes to uncorking the bottle. Living in wine country has its benefits, specifically a warm, Mediterranean climate and pristine natural beauty. Undulating rows of the vine across a country hillside make for unbeatable scenery, especially when enjoying your favorite glass of vino as the sun goes down. But perhaps most desirable is the gratification of producing your very own wine from start to finish. These lifestyle properties are the perfect place to take up residence whether you’re an avid connoisseur or simply looking for a new passion project. Here are a few of the most stunning vineyards you’ll find around the world.
For those with a taste for Pinot Noir and fine real estate, this first property is for you. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this Tuscan style chateau boasts elegant living space and majestic views in Los Gatos, CA. With approximately 2.5 acres of thriving Pinot Noir grapes, the gated estate is a prime place to start making your own bottle. Entertain friends and family in the 4,800 square foot wine tasting room for the owner’s private label. The main home, totaling 18,000 square feet, is reminiscent of an old European villa with the best modern amenities. There’s no shortage of privacy and open space on the 12 acre parcel with rolling hills and endless vistas.
Located in one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, this next property is a historic Tuscan villa in the municipality of Greve in Chianti. The area is also recognized for its olive oil production and you’ll find this picturesque home is ideally equipped with 189 olive trees and a variety of grapes to produce Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet wines. Known as the Terre Di Baccio Farm, the estate is perched on a hill 350 meters above sea level with panoramic views overlooking the town and beautiful Chianti countryside. The main estate dates to the 16th century and is comprised of five apartments, a historic wine cellar, a guesthouse, a barn with two flats, and a large swimming pool to lounge by and take in the scenery.
Our last property is a one-of-a-kind vineyard estate in Franschhoek, South Africa, another region celebrated for its long established wine culture. Since the 1990’s Franschhoek has become increasingly popular due to its desirable climate and close proximity to Cape Town. This unique home includes over 4 acres of vineyards and myriad first-class amenities. The main house enjoys a sparkling pool, club house, and floodlit tennis court all surrounded by the Middagkrans Mountains. A two bedroom guest cottage with its own swimming pool and separate staff quarters complete this turnkey residence.
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