FOR SALE: TOP AWARD-WINNING CALIFORNIA VINEYARD ESTATE WITH POOL
- Storybook living in sprawling, custom estate on resort-like grounds
- Huge solar-heated pool and spa
- Large gathering spaces and private areas
- High-end custom touches, dramatic accents, vaulted and coffered ceilings, crown molding
- Home meticulously designed, maintained, and remodeled
- Within 2 hours of the High Sierras, the Pacific Ocean or San Francisco; within one hour of Sacramento’s airport or Gold Country Towns; minutes from freeway, grocery stores, and a walkable downtown
- Safe location in area not prone to earthquakes, fires, floods, or blackouts
- Peaceful setting and Mediterranean climate
- Inspections done; home is ready for new owners
- Single-story living with three distinct wings and a beautiful upstairs studio
- Remodeled kitchen plumbed for gas or electric stove
- 2 central heat&air systems and 1 split heat&air unit
- 3 fireplaces/stoves
- Oversized, finished garage with shiny, new epoxy flooring, sink, and house quality cabinets
- Eco-friendly living
- Farm-to table lifestyle possible
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- The property pays for itself
- Recent improvements
- Two profitable businesses
- Top Award-Winning Vineyard on Wine Trail route
- Space for dream business in addition to current income sources
- Attractive cap rates
- Exceptional contracts
- Trademark included in sale
- Grapes in High Demand
- Sustainable vineyard
- Fine sandy loam, turn-key operation
- Two fully owned solar systems
- Four scenarios for investors, from hands-off to all-in
- Live onsite or offsite
- 2 offices possible
- Separate entrances; perfect for multigenerational living, homeschooling, boutique winery, hospitality, photography, or venue site
- A second home can be built on property
- Two attractive accessory buildings (not included in sq. ft.) can be upgraded for additional purposes
- Do as much or as little as you choose
- Some equipment and furnishings can be purchased separately
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- Further details available to approved buyers with a Non-Disclosure Agreement
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.
Whereas owners can simply enjoy the well-appointed house and resort-like grounds, investors looking for attractive returns today and potential growth for tomorrow should consider this property as well. While it is a lovely home, it is also a lucrative investment.
Snows from the Sierra Nevada Mountains nourish the streams that feed the local 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. Premium contracts reward extraordinary fruit, a pastoral setting includes room to grow, a lovely home with a grand floorplan awaits your family, and a second house can be built on the property. As described below, the 4-7 bedrooms and separate guest areas create a perfect multigenerational, Airbnb, or venue site. The house, grounds, and mature landscaping offer a safe, peaceful, and relaxing environment.
On the 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 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. A 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 garden area, a family 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. 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 house and upstairs STUDIO allow flexible use of space. This home was extensively and lovingly updated and improved. 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 can be used as a park, planted with new crops, or reserved for 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 a raised 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 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 OWNER’S SUITE features a corner fireplace with river rock floor-to-ceiling wall. 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.
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.
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 power. 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, stainless-steel and bronze-finish faucets (most of them professional grade Pfister), in-wall wiring for electronics, 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.
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 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 share a beautiful, remodeled HALL BATHROOM. Like the other downstairs bathrooms, it also has an extremely quiet and efficient 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 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.
From the peaceful GUESTROOM can be enjoyed afternoon sunshine and evening sunsets. A few steps away is another 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 rotatable, wall-mounted 55” smart TV.
The STUDIO’s main area has luxury vinyl flooring, and the bathroom has attractive floor tiles that are equally easy to maintain. The bathroom is charming and organized, with attractive cabinets that offer surprisingly generous storage space. The bathroom 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 area readily handle wardrobe and unpacking needs.
The oversized 3-CAR GARAGE is taped, textured, and newly painted. It has a brilliant, new epoxy floor, finished cabinets, a deep utility sink and under-stair storage. It is lit by two windows and LED fixtures.
Two accessory buildings, the POOL HOUSE and VINEYARD HOUSE, 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 10-cu. ft. refrigerator add practicality.
With its five windows, the larger building looks like a guesthouse. The two rooms inside have ample space for multiple purposes. 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 both an excellent investment and a 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. The growing fan base will facilitate marketing. Purchasers of wines from the grapes who contemplate a visit to Lodi regularly ask if the current owners have their own label or tasting room. In the past year, critics have assigned scores of 95 to wine made exclusively from the grapes. Recognitions keep coming in. 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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