September is California Wine Month—one of the most ideal times to experience the annual harvest season and all of the lifestyle and real estate treasures awaiting, first hand. If you happen to make the trip to California this month, you may want to stop off for a tour one of these four inspiring and tastefully styled wine country homes.
5225 Figueroa Mt Rd
Los Olivos, CA.
A property of quintessential California beauty and rare privacy in Santa Ynez Valley wine country, Sycamore Valley Ranch rests on three magnificent parcels spanning approximately 2,700 acres. For a relaxed lifestyle of grand scale entertaining, it encompasses manicured gardens, a four-acre lake, outdoor kitchen, lagoon-style pool, lighted tennis court, tennis pavilion/pool house, three guest homes, movie theater/dance studio, barns, staff facilities, corrals and a five-bay garage. Perfect for a vineyard, this is a rare, remarkable and exquisite estate.
550 Zinfandel Ln
Saint Helena, CA.
Aptly named for its beautiful Napa Valley setting, Chateau Belle Vallee is located in one of St. Helena’s prime rural neighborhoods and enjoys absolutely stunning views to Mt. St. Helena and sweeping vistas across neighboring vineyards. Approached via a stately tree-lined drive, the property welcomes arriving guests with an impressive central fountain, broad circular motor court and grand arched entry. The approximately 4,553 square-foot main home features large scale rooms with rich custom plaster walls, gorgeous travertine and wide plank walnut floors, handsome knotty alder doors and cabinetry, oil rubbed bronze Rohl fixtures, wood burning fireplaces and Restoration Hardware chandeliers.
3640 Noranda Lane
Malibu may be better known for its beaches than its vineyards, but that’s soon changing with the array of noteworthy wineries cropping up in the canyons. This gated and magical property combines the best of both Malibu worlds: 24 acres of serene open space and ocean views. Set back on a private paved road, the estate offers flowing ponds, fruit, nut and mature trees, a cactus garden, a 1-acre vineyard, four horse stalls with rustic stone tack and feed rooms, a small riding ring, a charming studio guesthouse and huge storage facility. Entertain in style outdoors, set against an incredible massive cliff waterfall with terraces and lounge spaces below.
15850 Viewfield Rd
Monte Sereno, CA.
The casual elegance of this picturesque California wine country estate sets it apart in Monte Sereno. Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and resting on 2.26 acres, the property envelopes you in private serenity while providing you desirable, convenient access to all downtown Los Gatos has to offer. A stunning courtyard welcomes you into an open living and dining space featuring panoramic views to the grounds, while a meticulous 5,600 square-foot residence boasts more than enough space for comfortable daily living and sophisticated gatherings of any size. Other accoutrements impress, such as a light and bright chef’s kitchen with family room and family office equipped with custom alder built-ins, a master suite plus two additional bedrooms and a powder room upstairs, and a walk-out lower level with two more bedrooms, rec room, access to yard, powder room, wine cellar and home gym. A beautifully landscaped yard featuring manicured gardens of vineyards, fruit trees and raised vegetable beds pay tribute to the wine country lifestyle in every sense.