Hot property: five homes for sale in wine country
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
Estate, Napa Valley, California, $14.995mn
Where On Wooden Valley Road in Napa, California. It’s 1 hour 20 minutes by car to San Francisco international airport in low traffic.
What A 160-acre estate with a four-bedroom, five-bathroom main house, a one-bedroom guest house, a spa, outdoor pool, pool pavilion with two gyms, tennis court, bocce court and barbecue area.
Why The property features a château-style wine cellar accommodating about 1,500 bottles, as well as a tower tasting room with arched openings looking out across the Napa Valley.
Estate, Chianti, Italy, €20mn
Where In the commune of Montespertoli, about 20km south-west of Florence, in Tuscany. It takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour to drive to Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci airport.
What A 300ha estate in the Chianti region, centred on a 17th-century villa. With a range of further accommodation, the estate has a total of 17 bedrooms and about 7,800 sq m of interior living space, three outdoor pools, and a tennis court.
Why Surrounded by oaks, pines and ancient cypresses, the property includes 90ha of woodland, 60ha of vineyards and 40ha of olive groves.
Estate, Provence, France, €14.95mn
Where Near Ramatuelle, a commune in Provence in southeastern France. It typically takes between 1 hour 25 minutes and 2 hours to drive to Nice Côte d’Azur airport.
What An eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom villa set within 6.8ha of grounds. Outside are lawns, numerous shaded terraces for alfresco entertaining, and a pool with a decked lounging area.
Why The property is located among the vineyards of Ramatuelle’s countryside, a region known for its rosé, and the beaches of Pampelonne and St Tropez are less than 10km away.
Who Knight Frank
House, El Puerto De Santa María, Spain, €800,000
Where In El Puerto de Santa María, a fishing port on the Bay of Cádiz in Andalucía, Spain. It’s about 20 minutes by car to Jerez airport, which serves destinations in Europe.
What Dating to 1732, this three-bedroom, four-bathroom town house has 441 sq m of living space and is built around a courtyard. Highlights include the marble floors, roof terrace and the wine cellar with bar.
Why Puerto de Santa María is one of the three towns that form Andalucía’s Sherry Triangle, where Spain’s renowned fortified wine has been produced for centuries.
Vineyard, Provence, France, €6.9mn
Where In Aurons, about midway between Avignon and Marseille. It’s about 50 minutes to 1 hour’s drive from each city, and 50 minutes to Aix-en-Provence.
What A 1,000 sq m château and 80 sq m gîte. The château has eight bedrooms, a large terrace with a swimming pool and a courtyard. The gîte has two bedrooms for guest or staff accommodation.
Why The 85ha grounds include 48.2ha of vines in the AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and IGP zone. There are also olive trees, pine woodlands and paths.