10320 E Kettleman Lane – Lodi, CA
- Rare opportunity: award-winning vineyard & large custom home with pool on Wine Trail route
- Beautiful setting & tranquil living, yet minutes from town & freeway
- Existing business with great potential for expansion
- Trademark included in sale
- Established fan base
- Meticulously designed & maintained sprawling custom home
- 4308 square feet, 4-7 bedrooms possible, 4 baths & existing space for more
- Separate guest areas, home office, great room, family room, dining room
- Several remodels; at least $60,000 worth of improvements in the last year alone
- Inspections have been done
- Pastoral backdrop with room to grow
- 2 attractive accessory buildings (not included in sq. ft.) can be upgraded for additional purposes
- Outstanding grape contracts with elite wineries renewed again this year at substantially higher prices, reflecting many years of relationship with happy customers
- Wines from the grapes receive much-coveted recognitions & awards
- Easy access, wide private lane, circle drive, plenty of parking
- 2 fully owned solar systems, 2 wells, 2 oversized septic tanks, dog kennel
- Extraordinary fruit shows high consistency in quality & ripeness year to year & across vineyard
- Perfect Mediterranean climate & rich soil
- Peaceful oasis in area not prone to floods, earthquakes, fires, or blackouts
- Great Family Retreat
- 3 downstairs wings & upstairs Studio
- Existing Separate Areas for Guests, Caretaker, or Multigenerational Living
- Perfect for Boutique Winery, Airbnb, Corporate Events, Weddings, Photography, Venue Site
- Not in Williamson Act & a second home can be built on property (AG 40 zoning)
- Ideal refuge for telecommuters, retirees, or families looking for a safe & serene home
- Oversized, solar-heated, replastered pool & spa with waterfall & outside shower
- Wrap-around porch, back porch & deck with Trex flooring
- Spacious stamped-concrete pool deck; wrought-iron fence; back-deck barbecue plumbing
- Superb location for relaxation or for peaceful walks & jogs
- Fabulous environment for fitness enthusiasts, active seniors, recovering urbanites, part-time Bay Area commuters, & home-business owners
- Existing space could house home gym
- Available space for your dream business in addition to current income sources
- Ecologically sensitive details abound on property
- Energy-saving & quiet variable-speed pool pumps
- Mature trees & easy-care landscaping
- Large garden, orchard with over 40 trees & table grapes encouraging farm-to-table lifestyle
- History of diligent land stewardship, responsible use of chemicals, & growing practices that benefit environment
- Conscientious water stewardship: several independent drip-irrigation systems water the vineyard, landscape, pool, orchard & garden with desired accuracy
- Heritage of low-impact, conservation tillage resulting in reduced dust pollution, compaction, erosion, & operating costs
- Conservation tillage increases organic matter, optimizes soil moisture, improves water quality & management of crop nutrients, yields healthier fruit & facilitates both hand harvesting & pleasant strolls down vineyard alleys
- 2 fully owned solar systems: A 3.5 kW photovoltaic solar system generates electricity & a new pool solar heating system enhances & extends the swimming season
- Most outside & inside lights updated to energy-saving LED
- 2 owl houses & 2 kestrel boxes provide an ecological solution for rodents
- House sits away from road; vineyard is buffer against traffic noise
- Oversized, finished 3-car garage has shop area, finished cabinets, open shelving, utility sink
- Ag equipment is negotiable
- Lovely home with grand floorplan; thoughtful layout with large gathering spaces & private areas
- Engineered blueprints, solid 2×6 construction, a great deal of steel & excellent insulation
- House orientation optimizes sun exposure -more in winter, less in summer
- Elevated foundation for protection, beauty, natural insulation, ease of upkeep
- 2 downstairs central heat & air units & 1 autonomous split heat & air unit
- 3 stove/fireplaces
- High-end, custom touches throughout
- Uncluttered space & elegance
- Dramatic 2-story Foyer
- Arched alcoves add privacy for separate wings
- Handsome wood & tile floors inspired by Old World country homes
- Spacious rooms with crown molding & tall, vaulted, or coffered ceilings
- Many built-ins
- Security system, In-wall electronics wiring & intercom speakers
- Roll-down home-theater screen
- Great Room has 10-ft long window seat with bench storage & mattress-like pillow top
- Dramatic 6-ft wide floor-to-ceiling rock accent wall & raised hearth flanked by 6 ft-wide cabinets, display shelves & pleasing puck lights
- Remodeled kitchen has plumbing for gas or electric stove
- Custom kitchen island comfortably seats 8; creative design facilitates conversation
- Large laundry room has cast-iron deep sink, sit-down storage bench, abundant cabinets & counter spaces
- Upstairs studio offers delightful views of pool, vineyard & surrounding region. Spacious & uncluttered, it has an easy-care bathroom and a pleasant kitchenette with a substantial peninsula. The studio is cheered by its bright décor & contrasting cabinets with surprisingly generous storage space.
- Perfect home & business location in post-Covid world
- Established trademarked brand will facilitate marketing
- Idyllic living, yet convenient to town & freeway
- Easy access to the Bay Area, the Gold Country, the Sierras, Lake Tahoe & Sacramento
- This high end, custom vineyard estate awaits your discovery
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This estate is both a beautiful home and a secure business with enormous potential for expansion. Its meticulously designed, maintained, and remodeled sprawling custom house and matching buildings are nestled in one of the most-awarded vineyards in the Mokelumne River AVA, one of the Lodi AVA’s seven sub-appellations. Sale will include Trademark Rights to the Vineyard name.
Snows from the Sierra Nevada Mountains nourish the streams that feed the Lodi viticultural area. Lodi’s rich soil is enhanced by a surprisingly mild climate. Warm summer sun ripens grapes; cool evening breezes from the San Francisco Bay and the huge San Joaquin River & Sacramento River Delta region reduce growing-season temperatures by an average of ten degrees compared to areas north and south in California’s fertile Central Valley. This perfect combination of soil, weather, and overall environment helps account for the fact that the Lodi AVA produces more wine grapes than the Napa and Sonoma areas combined.
The estate has it all. Exceptional contracts reward extraordinary fruit, a pastoral setting includes room to grow, and a lovely home with a grand floorplan awaits your family. As described below, the 4-7 bedrooms and separate guest areas create a perfect multigenerational or venue site. The house, grounds, and mature landscaping offer a safe, peaceful, and relaxing environment.
The property has been carefully maintained and regularly updated. Recent inspections testify to its outstanding condition. At least $60,000 worth of improvements were completed in the last year alone.
On Lodi’s Wine Trail route, this stunning property is a peaceful oasis. Wide porches and decks promise gracious hospitality in all seasons. Expansive Trex decking and established landscaping welcome visitors. A spacious stamped-concrete deck surrounds the re-plastered 1200-square foot pool and spa sparkling amid lush palms. An eye-catching rock layout culminates in a waterfall flowing into the pool with cascading waters or a melodious trickle to fit any mood or event. On hot summer nights swimmers can enjoy gliding through water that slowly transitions from color to color, as vibrant underwater lights deliver a dynamic, dramatic show. A new, fully owned solar system heats the pool and spa, extending and enhancing the swimming season.
The pool’s curving perimeter hides straight segments at both ends, facilitating lap swimming. While water-treading exercises are in progress in the deep end, a spirited volleyball game takes place in the shallower play-pool section and young children splash about in the two-foot-deep Acapulco. Lazy days find readers relaxing under the Acapulco umbrella. At cooler times, conversationalists migrate to the spa. Rain or shine, the back-deck plumbing for an outside barbecue and the outside shower and garage sink add functionality. A wrought-iron fence provides safety for young children.
Ecologically conscious details abound:
Replacing the original pool pumps with variable speed pumps resulted in a 90% reduction in energy expenditures for the pool and spa.
In the morning, direct sun shines on the serene backyard retreat, heating the water and brightening the private haven. In the afternoon, shadows from the house and trees progressively cover the pool, allowing swimmers and others to choose how much sun or shade they wish to enjoy.
Elsewhere on the property, a generous 1,890 square-foot garden, an orchard with room to spare and over forty fruit trees and table grapes allow a farm-to-table lifestyle.
A compost tumbler facilitates organic gardening.
Several independent drip-irrigation systems water the vineyard, landscaping, pool, orchard, and garden areas with desired accuracy.
A fully owned 3.5Kw photovoltaic solar system generates electricity for the pool and residence.
Most outside and inside lights were updated to energy-saving LED.
Two owl houses and two kestrel boxes provide homes for birds of prey that patrol the property day and night, providing for an ecological solution to rodents.
A conscientious farming culture prevails:
Mature trees and easy-care landscaping blend into a carefully tended, sustainable vineyard consistently yielding extraordinary wine grapes through low-impact conservation farming. Years of conservation tillage have reduced dust pollution, curtailed soil compaction, slashed erosion, significantly increased organic matter, improved management of crop nutrients, enhanced water quality, optimized soil moisture and lowered farming costs. They have also proven a boost at harvest time, yielding healthier fruit and allowing more comfortable hand harvesting as well as pleasant strolls down vineyard alleys.
Sound land stewardship brought about gentle farming methods. Milder chemicals replaced harsher ones. Owners hope to pass the torch to someone who will share their enthusiasm for this special sanctuary and continue to develop its potential.
An established fan base, trademark, and exceptional contracts herald business success. Existing structures and room to expand translate into growth opportunities. AG 40 zoning will allow a second residence. Separate entrances to three downstairs wings, a pool house, vineyard building, and upstairs STUDIO allow flexible use of space. This home was extensively and
lovingly remodeled, as recently as this year. It offers tranquil living, and yet is convenient to town and freeway.
Early, careful planning will promote future success:
The setting was carefully chosen: First, the parcel is located in the up-and-coming Lodi Terroir and Appellation, with a perfect Mediterranean climate and rich sandy loam, amid a growing dearth of Old Zinfandel vineyards. The vines are firmly established and differ little from year to year. They also exhibit a high level of uniformity across the vineyard, both in ripeness and quality. Fruit thinning is almost never required. The vineyard easily attains the desired brix without artificial manipulation or special supplementation. Outstanding yearly recognitions and highest awards testify to the grapes’ excellence and consistency. Second, this area is not prone to the fires, earthquakes, and blackouts that have tragically shaken other California regions. Third, the boundaries of this 15.68-acre parcel are not in a FEMA High Flood Risk zone.
Construction was strategically planned: First, the custom blueprints were engineered.
Second, the house is away from the road, with the vineyard acting as buffer against traffic noise. The long private lane was made wide enough to accommodate prospective development. A bucolic area awaits new crops, a second residence, and/or business expansion. A circular driveway, spacious garage apron, and ample parking space on and off the private road will comfortably meet future requirements. Town and freeway are minutes away.
Third, the house sits on an elevated foundation that affords it further protection, acts as a natural insulator, and facilitates repairs, modifications, or upkeep. The height also adds to its beauty, with a wrap-around front porch gracefully surveying the vineyard and a quiet back porch appealingly opening onto a pleasant deck overlooking the pool area.
Additionally, successful completion of the recent upgrades was due in part to the thoughtful, original design. Details, big and small, that were covered in the planning stages will yield big dividends for years to come. There are two wells, two oversized septic tanks, a 256-square-foot dog kennel, and a multi-purpose underground PVC pipe extending from the house to the road. The house’s orientation optimizes sun exposure, with more indoor sunshine in winter and less in summer. It features solid 2×6 construction, a great deal of steel, and excellent insulation.
Weather insulation keeps the house cool in summer. Air conditioning is seldom needed outside very hot summer afternoons, as Delta Breezes from the Pacific Ocean usually provide natural evening climate control. Nine ceiling fans help regulate temperatures in all seasons. Two separate downstairs central heat & air conditioning units and an autonomous split heat & air conditioning unit in the upstairs STUDIO allow different temperature settings as needed.
When more localized heat sources are desired, three stove/fireplaces add warmth and ambiance to different parts of the home.
In the GREAT ROOM, a Zero Clearance Fireplace Xtrordinair with catalytic woodburning technology produces highly efficient, clean fires in all burn settings as well as roaring fires with extended burn times and very high BTUs. In addition to serving as gathering place, this fireplace easily heats up and brightens the CENTRAL WING of the house and beyond on cold winter days.
The flexible FAMILY ROOM in the GUEST WING is warmed and cheered by a gas stove that easily serves the rest of the wing when doors are open.
The OWNER’S SUITE features a corner gas fireplace with river rock floor-to-ceiling wall. This fireplace has two electricity sources (for a wall switch and a fan) and can be converted to an electric fireplace to provide year-round enjoyment.
Extra sound insulation in the HOME OFFICE, OWNER’S SUITE, MUSIC ROOM and other strategic walls, along with corresponding solid-core doors, preserve peace and privacy when the house is full of people. The overall layout of the house adds additional layers of quiet and seclusion.
The Dutch door that separates the FAMILY ROOM from the WEST HALL can help protect toddlers or keep pets safe.
Floor-to-ceiling shelves enhance the STORAGE ROOM’s utility. Its ample size and location make it one of the most convenient spots in the house. It could easily be transformed into a fifth full bathroom.
In the open KITCHEN, abundant drawer and cupboard space, open cabinets, pull-out shelves, durable stainless-steel appliances, a convenient sit-down desk, and solid-surface countertops facilitate organization and food prep. A counter-height wine/beverage refrigerator adds practicality. The cook stove area was plumbed for either gas or electric. The current stove features both a convection and a smaller oven, and the microwave has convection capability, allowing many dishes to bake or roast at once when the house is richly filled with family or guests.
The kitchen hub is a huge, custom island that provides additional storage and work surface while comfortably sitting eight people. The island’s creative design facilitates conversation. Elegant, dimmable pendants lights reflect the need and mood of the moment.
In addition to a scenic vineyard tableau, the strategic window behind the sink offers views of the circle drive, the side porch, the sidewalk, and the stone pathway that guide visitors to the main house. It also lets in the sunshine, frames the sunsets, and brings in cool morning and evening breezes on hot summer days. When evening nears, there is an abundance of LED, dimmable, and other lights to brighten the whole area or focus on desired spaces in the KITCHEN, DINING, FOYER and LIVING ROOM.
The sunny DINING area overlooking the pool has a cheerful, many-windowed nook and accommodates an extra-long table for large gatherings. Bright or dimmable lights perfectly illuminate the table.
When weather allows, meals can be served on the back deck or at poolside. On pleasant days, breakfast or lunch can spontaneously move to the front or side porches.
If a more formal setting is desired, the beautiful MUSIC ROOM can do double duty as a Dining Room.
Sophisticated details abound. The dramatic two-story-tall FOYER flows into the immense GREAT ROOM. A custom solid-wood front door with an imposing shape and size is precisely matched by two arches leading from the house’s CENTRAL WING into the other two. All three arches are visible at once from the GREAT ROOM and KITCHEN, providing continuity while guarding privacy. An alcove with smart built-in shelves protects the FAMILY WING from view. The small, cheerful WEST HALL leading into the STORAGE ROOM acts as buffer for the GUEST WING. Traffic flows harmoniously from room to room on handsome wood and tile floors inspired by Old World country homes. Despite the specialized design, the overall impression is of uncluttered space and elegance. Crown moulding and tall, vaulted, or coffered ceilings endow the spacious rooms with their special character.
The discreet paint scheme with neutral tones creates additional interest and helps the various spaces merge seamlessly into a coherent whole.
Other thoughtful amenities include the numerous built-ins, extra storage, new stainless-steel and bronze-finish faucets (most of them professional grade Pfister), new hardware, in-wall wiring for electronics, built-in intercom speakers, and a large roll-down home-theater screen. This list is by no means exhaustive.
The LIVING ROOM is anchored by a dramatic, 6-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling river rock accent wall and raised hearth framing the fireplace. Its imposing, natural solid oak carved shelf awaits your displays. The fireplace is flanked by matching built-in cabinets with closed compartments, open shelves, and pleasing puck lights. Each one is 6-feet wide and provides both beauty and storage. Additional shelves are available if needed.
The room’s second visual focus is an inviting 10-foot-long window seat with abundant bench storage and two thick, mattress-like pillow tops that are perfect for napping, daydreaming, or extra seating.
A large skylight brightens the room. Elsewhere in the house, three smaller, tubular skylights illuminate their individual spaces.
Angled doors lead from the FOYER to the MUSIC ROOM and the HOME OFFICE. Their windows offer beautiful views of the vineyard and private road. The quiet and elegant MUSIC ROOM is
extremely versatile. In addition to a FORMAL DINING ROOM, it could easily become an extra bedroom.
The peaceful HOME OFFICE could also be transformed into a bedroom, although its classic but practical built-in furniture makes it an outstanding retreat for productive work.
The FAMILY WING has three bedrooms. Two oversized BEDROOMS look out over the vineyard. They both offer new 50” wall-mounted smart TVs and have substantial closets with double- mirrored doors and custom floor-to-ceiling organizers with shelves and dedicated hanging spaces.
These rooms’ shared HALL BATHROOM was completely gutted and rebuilt. It was improved with a new tub, tile wall, handsome vanity with double sinks, granite countertop and back splash, LED lights, double mirrors, and more. Like the other downstairs bathrooms, it also has an extremely quiet and efficient new Broan fan.
Also in the FAMILY WING, the double doors to the OWNER’S SUITE lead to a quiet haven, with a large window overlooking the pool, a cheerful fireplace, a new 55” wall-mounted smart TV, pocket doors to the bathroom and to the walk-in closet with a custom organizing system, a separate WC ROOM, a large linen cabinet, a double walk-in shower, a sparkling jacuzzi tub, two sinks, roomy cabinet and counter spaces, a dressing area, and a sit-down vanity make-up table. It is the ultimate retreat.
On the other side of the house, past the WEST HALL, the GUEST WING has a FAMILY ROOM, a GUESTROOM, and another full BATHROOM. It also has a separate entrance from the outside via the LAUNDRY ROOM. This large room has a Kohler cast-iron deep sink and an abundance of cabinet and counter space. A big broom and vacuum closet, open shelving, drawers, and a sit- down storage bench add practicality. Included are the full-size Electrolux refrigerator and the Whirlpool Cabrio washer and dryer with steam functions. The dryer zone is plumbed for either gas or electric power.
Morning sunshine bathes this cheerful room. It can serve as a kitchenette and once did double duty as an art room. It has potential for many pleasant and helpful uses.
The GUESTROOM has a French-style corner armoire. From this peaceful room can be enjoyed afternoon sunshine and evening sunsets. A few steps away is another remodeled full bathroom that is both bright and convenient with its good lighting, plenty of counter space, and vanity storage.
The large FAMILY ROOM’s two windows overlook the private road and vineyards. This room’s versality finds many expressions. It can be a pleasant library, a tranquil retreat from which to gaze upon lingering sunsets, a boisterous game room full of energy and activity, an alternative home theater, or a living and dining area for extended family and long-or-short-term guests. A
European-inspired custom floor-tile “rug” design anchors the room, while a corner gas stove sparks heat and visible flames at the flip of a switch.
With its separate entrance, the bright and roomy upstairs STUDIO can easily be used as a SECOND OFFICE, MULTIGENERATIONAL, GUEST, or CARETAKER quarters, Airbnb, or LONG- TERM RENTAL. The panorama from its many windows is always delightful, from splendid sunrises to glorious sunsets. The STUDIO is the perfect place to gaze upon the pool, the vineyard, or the surrounding region. On cool evenings, a gentle but invigorating breeze can flow from side to side through open windows. The ceiling fan, cordless blinds, excellent insulation, and efficient, split heat & air conditioning unit also make it easy to maintain desired temperatures year-round. At night, the many lights (most LED, many dimmable) can be directed to focus on a work surface or create a relaxing ambiance.
The STUDIO makes exceptional use of space, with an abundance of lovely built-in cabinets. Behind the two large cabinets facing each other in the living area are two 96-inch x 37-inch hidden storage compartments that are accessed via their own discreet doors. They are perfect repositories for skis, fishing gear, golf clubs or luggage. The STUDIO feels spacious and uncluttered. It can easily fit several practical and pleasing furniture layouts to meet differing needs. It also features a new, rotatable, wall-mounted 55” smart TV.
The STUDIO’s main area has new, luxury vinyl flooring and the bathroom has attractive floor tiles that are equally easy to maintain. The bathroom is charming and organized, with beautiful cabinets that offer surprisingly generous storage space. The bathroom was designed for convenience, with an easy-care shower, a straight-line toilet and tiles installed with no-clean grout. Its décor is bright, and its window happily looks upon the pool and vineyard.
A substantial peninsula rules over the STUDIO’s kitchenette zone. Five or more people can dine around it in comfort. There is a counter-height refrigerator with freezer and plenty of kitchen drawers, cupboards, and electrical outlets. The sink has a custom tile backsplash that echoes the property’s fruitfulness. A clothes closet with double doors, a hat tree, and a walk-in storage room readily handle wardrobe and unpacking needs. Original plans for custom shelves and cubicles to fully enclose the storage room were first displaced by a former stand-alone sideboard and later by the use of the space as a tiny gym. The original design, or another like it, could easily be implemented by new owners.
The oversized 3-CAR GARAGE is taped, textured, and painted. It has finished cabinets, open shelving, a workshop area, and additional space. It also has a deep utility sink and under-stair storage. It is lit by two windows, ceiling LED fixtures, and a wall sconce.
Two smaller buildings, the POOL HOUSE and VINEYARD ROOMS, tastefully match the style of the house. They are not yet air conditioned and are not included in the square footage. However, they are tremendously useful and versatile and could easily be upgraded to serve additional purposes.
The POOL HOUSE is an enticing retreat opening onto the pool and garden areas. It is welcoming, with a large porch that provides ample shade in mid-day. Its French doors and multiple windows bring the outside in, and its many dimmable lights maintain its brightness as desired. Its sunlight preference and privacy are improved by new, attractive window coverings. Its warm, wood-paneled ceiling makes it a cozy retreat on all but the hottest of days and its built-in shelves and new, 10-cu. ft. refrigerator add practicality.
With its five windows, the larger building looks like a guesthouse. The two VINEYARD ROOMS inside have ample space for vineyard equipment. This convenient cottage can be used as a garage or be easily transformed to meet new needs. It has electricity, and a water line has been brought to the outside.
The estate is a perfect refuge for telecommuters, retirees, or families looking for a safe and serene spot to raise children. After enjoying nature walks or vineyard runs, fitness enthusiasts can relax on the large decks and porches that provide shade around the clock for outside seating. Whether taking a walk through the surrounding vineyards, watching a hawk circle lazily overhead while soaking in the year-round spa, or indulging in a favorite beverage in the shade of a porch or deck, you will marvel at the serenity.
Feeling adventurous? The estate is centrally located in The Zinfandel Capital of the World. Dozens of world-class wineries lie within a 15-minute drive. Lodi’s community is famous for its delicious products, down-home hospitality, and friendly demeanor. A 30-minute to a two-or- three-hour drive will take you to California’s Mother Lode and picturesque Gold Country towns, Calaveras Big Trees (redwoods), High Sierra lakes, hiking trails and alpine ski areas, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, or endless Pacific beaches. Sacramento’s International Airport is 50 minutes away, and closer still are Sacramento’s Old Town, Golden One Center, capitol building, and other attractions. Several museums and music venues are also nearby. The pleasant Lodi community offers a wide variety of restaurants, parks, and other attractions.
The vineyard’s location on Lodi’s Wine Trail route, easy access, plentiful parking space, and large area for expansion/development make it a perfect place for a Boutique Winery and/or Bed and Breakfast. Our fan base will facilitate marketing. Purchasers of wines from our grapes who contemplate a visit to Lodi regularly ask if we have our own label or tasting room. In the past year, critics have assigned scores of 95 to wine made exclusively from our grapes. Recognitions keep coming in. An awards list is available to serious, approved buyers.
The grape buyers love the fruit and are anxious to continue the relationship. Contracts were again renewed this year, at substantially higher prices. Details are available to serious, approved buyers.
The high-end, custom touches throughout the residence and ongoing improvements testify to the current owners’ thorough planning and loving investment. This estate awaits your discovery.
- Bedrooms 4-7
- Bathrooms 4
- Downstairs SF 3,348
- Upstairs SF 960
- Total SF 4,308
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