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Napa Valley has long enjoyed a reputation as the premiere wine-growing region of California and the USA. The gated, private property at 3265 Soda Canyon is situated on one of the best vineyards in Atlas Peak wine region where high-quality vines produce the grapes which are sold to excellent wineries in Napa Valley. A spacious residence with timeless wine country architecture and a separate red barn serving as the vineyard manager and workers’ office, this property offers the indoor-outdoor Napa Valley lifestyle, a breathtaking view, and the charm of the wine country living.
Napa Valley is the most renowned wine growing region in the United States and the world. The Napa Valley appellation is unique due to the diversity of soils in such a small area. The area’s topography supports a wide variety of soils: over 30 different types have already been identified, ranging from well-drained, gravelly loams to moisture-retaining silty clays. These soils vary in depth and fertility. The structure and composition of the soil significantly affect vegetation, including the grapes.
Napa’s wine reputation has risen to meteoric popularity among the Bay Area’s elite. Napa Valley is recognized worldwide as host to international legions of wine enthusiasts throughout the year. In 2019, the gross production value of Napa Valley agricultural products was reported at $937,961,800. Atlas Peak is the most prominent feature of the area. 3265 Soda Canyon is located in east central Napa County, within the Atlas Peak AVA. The AVA draws its name from the highest peak in the appellation, but is perhaps more defined by the shallow Foss Valley, where most vineyards lie.
The unique land formation of Foss Valley allows for the infiltration of cooling breezes from San Francisco Bay, which moderate the daytime high temperatures experienced during the growing season. It also sits above the coastal fog that regularly blankets Napa Valley, so, despite the cooler temperatures, it enjoys more sunlight.
Environmental restrictions and controls on new hillside development significantly constrain new vineyards on the surrounding hills. Planned Napa vineyard acres were reported at 34,598 in 1995 and have grown to only 43,430 in 2018. Therefore, vineyard values have been consistently stable in this market. There has been a steady demand for Napa properties as the valley’s global reputation as the home of the best wines of the New World grows.
Entering the stately iron gate, tall Italian cypress trees line the driveway. This enchanting private vineyard estate is prominently sited on 41.76 acres in the Atlas Peak wine region with 28.18 acres of high quality, plannable land with the best soil for complex wines grown on Soda Canyon peak, known for its rocky soil and undulating elevations. The 26.76 aces of currently planted vineyard are mostly modern style, including 14.35 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon—the king of grapes within this valley—4.23 acres of Merlot, 2.88 acres of Malbec, 1.33 acres of Zinfandel, 1.98 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, 0.87 acre of Tempranillo, and 1.42 acres ready for replanting. The vineyard is certified organic by CCOF and CDFA. The grapes produced at this vineyard are sold to local Napa Valley wineries.
The parcel’s zoning designation is Agricultural Watershed, which allows for agricultural uses, one single- family dwelling unit, a guest cottage, and farmworker housing. The property is improved with several structures, including an estate residence, a red barn, a vineyard office, and equipment storage.
The spacious 5,487-square-foot residence with timeless wine country architecture features large windows in each room facing the panoramic views of the vineyard, hills, natural landscape, and beyond. Bright sunlight shines into every room, bringing in the warmth and charm of wine country.
The open kitchen features the finest materials, a large granite countertop island, and a dining bar. The formal dining area looks out upon the magnificent view of the vineyards, perfect for hosting dinner events and gatherings.
The living room, with a fireplace and attached large deck, showcases a panoramic view of the vineyard and dramatic vistas. Enjoy sunrise and sunset over the vineyards while enjoying a glass of wine.
The master suite is located at the end of the hall on the second floor and features a marble bathroom, walk-in closets, a fireplace, and large windows with an attached deck facing a dramatic view of the vineyard and beyond. It brings privacy, peace, and tranquility. Two guest bedrooms are also located on the second floor, each with a bathroom. Two more bedrooms on the third floor feature vaulted ceilings and panoramic views of the hills and vineyard.
The basement includes a wine cellar, one bathroom, and an office which may also be used as an additional bedroom for staff.
THE RED BARN
A separate, two-level, red barn building features four rooms and one bath. It serves as an office building for vineyard staff and storage. This separate building, as bonus rooms, can also be used for other purposes.
Total 41.76 acres.
- Total 28.18 acres of high quality, plantable land with the best for vines, rocky with undulating elevations
- Total 26.76 acres currently planted vineyards, include:
- 14.35 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon4.23 acres of Merlot2.88 acres of Malbec1.33 acres of Zinfandel1.98 acres of Sauvignon Blanc0.87 acre of Tempranillo
- 1.42 acres ready for replant
For sale at $14,995,000. www.3265SodaCanyon.com