A one bedroom estate for $35 million sounds over the top but it is actually the Quixote Winery, a Stags Leap Winery Appellation property in Napa Valley that produces some of the most expensive wines. The total area on the property exceeds 42 acres. 27 acres of those are plantable and are currently planted in Petit Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. A comparable property is difficult to find on the market and that’s why the listing of such a property despite the hefty price tag is exciting for those who would like to own a winery of their own. Curbed National has carried the story of the Nappa Valley winery listing in some detail.
Compared to the hefty price tag the house on the winery is rather modest. It is a one bedroom, two bathroom construction which has been designed by eminent Wine Country architect Howard Backen. The interiors of the house are sober yet luxurious. It is a lake front house with large spaces and fantastic views. It is not really a family home but comfortably luxurious for an individual or a couple. In any case, the house is only the icing on the cake and it is the winery and the potential it holds that has been valued at a staggering $35 million.
The Quixote Winery is owned by Carl Doumani. He had bought this property almost forty years ago and had split from the legendary Stags Leap Winery in 1996. He has since adopted organic practices credited to Alice Waters among others. Is their muse and the winery’s aesthetic and design has been inspired by the Viennese expressionist painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser who was described as a beautifully demented child by the New York Times. The capacity of the winery currently is cited as 20,000 gallons of vino and there is potential for growth as 15acres surplus land is part of the property that can be developed as additional plantation besides the 27 acres that is already under plantation. If you want to own a winery then this is a perfect opportunity.