Big Ranch Road – $18,000,000
The Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located at the southern half of the valley floor between downtown Napa and the city of Yountville. Big Ranch Road is between Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail. 4042 Big Ranch Road is located in the epicenter of the Oak Knoll District.
Big Ranch Road presents a rare opportunity to own a prestigious winery on the doorsteps of downtown Napa. This stunning 21+ acre Napa Valley Estate controls one of the closest vested winery licenses to downtown Napa and is within a 10-minute drive to 70% of the Napa Valley’s hotel rooms.
The long private driveway heads East from Big Ranch Road through vineyards. The manicured vineyard gives way to beautiful trees that surround the compound that begins with the barn, guest house, and entitled winery site. The trees provide shade to potential wine club visitors and open to broad vistas of Napa Valley and its surrounding hillsides.
Built in 2004, the home was carefully designed to rest above the vineyards. An incredible veranda wraps the home and opens to the gardens. Enter into the home onto the hardwood floor and feel the volume of the 20′ vaulted ceilings. The living room, with a wood burning fireplace, looks north up the valley. The grand dining room, with a coffered ceiling, connects with the outside. From the dining room or through the Butler’s pantry, step into the warm and inviting gourmet kitchen with a center island and pizza oven. The mudroom, pantry and laundry room lead to the back door. A large bedroom suite with a den is on the south side of the home. Back in the entry hall, a powder room completes the ground floor. Open stairs bring you to the guest bedroom suite and double doors open to the primary bedroom suite with a balcony looking out toward the Napa River and Stagecoach canyon. The lawns and gardens surrounding the home are spectacular with ample room to provide for everything from intimate gatherings to music or theatre performances. The water tower garage and guest suite is on the south end of the great lawn. The eastern property line is 470 feet on the Napa River and includes a beautiful grotto on the Napa River. A site that could be well served by glamping experiences or other events. The water tower, garage and guest suite is on the south end of the great lawn. Structures on Property: Estate house, non-conforming cottage, tower building, studio apartment in tower building, pump house, and two barns.
There is 14.5 planted acres and the grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.
The Oak Knoll District’s cool climate naturally leads to diversity, producing exceptional fruit that is coveted for its bright character and elegant flavor. With a warm spring and cool summer, the growing season here can span more than 8 months and run into October, giving grapes ample time to ripen fully and develop complexity, while not losing critical acidity.
The diverse soils of the Oak Knoll District result from a combination of ancient marine sediments and more recent rocky alluvial fans. Millions of years ago, this area was an ocean and the accumulation of sediments over time created a deep base of fertile loam. Most soils are porous and drain well. This forces the vineyard roots to extend deep into the ground in search of water. While this stresses the vine, it also leads to long term health.
Geologic uplifts and volcanic activity that formed the surrounding hills has impacted the Oak Knoll District’s geology. Over the years, soil and debris have eroded from these adjacent hills, forming alluvial fans in this region.
In cooperation with the Summers Global Team at Compass.