Offered at: $34,000,000 : Sold for $34,000,000
AN UNRIVALED ESTATE PROPERTY IN THE NAPA VALLEY
SOLD - Seller and Buyer Co-Representation
The eternal quest for perfection is, perhaps, the most profound of human virtues. The more passionately and selflessly we pursue it, the more beautifully our life’s journey evolves. For it is somewhere along that voyage that we glimpse Paradise… and find the wisdom and understanding that calms our minds and brings peace to our souls.
We learn to celebrate eternity with those we love, in the first ray of the morning sun; to invite our children and grandchildren to see the infinite in a cluster of grapes on the vine; or, in the morning mist, as it rises above the lush green valley below. To make time stand still, at the very moment we feel the first cool evening breeze caress our face, as we ramble through an olive grove with our best friend, at the tail end of a hot summer day. To share what is timeless in the ephemeral; to see the everlasting in the fleeting; and to rejoice in the immutable aspect of each passing moment.
This is wisdom.
And if there is a physical place on this earth, where such wisdom is made manifest, it is just a stone’s throw from where you are sitting.
“Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars”
This was the profound quest of the great souls that sought to create the Seven Stones Estate, just north of San Francisco. And it shall surely be the quest of the great souls that thirst to perfect it.
Rising more than 600 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, on one of only three private estates tucked behind the gates of the famed Meadowood Resort, Seven Stones is as close to Paradise, as any place on Earth.
Seven Stones is more than award winning vineyards, and inspired architecture. It is not just St. Helena’s most celebrated boutique winery, in the Napa Valley’s most bucolic setting. And it is so much more than a sumptuous country compound, where generations will gather to celebrate life.
Seven Stones is a journey…
BED AND BATH
- 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms
- 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms
- Gallery / den / fitness room / 2 offices / 1,000 bottle wine-cellar
- 3 car parking garage
Guest / Pool House:
- 2 bedrooms / 2 full bathrooms
- Full kitchen
- Living room with fireplace
- 2 car parking garage
- 1 car parking garage
Estate Manager's Cottage:
- 1 bedroom / 1 full bathroom
- Living room with dining area and fireplace
- Full kitchen
- Landscaped backyard with hot tub
Winery and Studio each have one half bathroom
PRIMARY RESIDENCE OVERVIEW
Designed by architect William Ming Sing Lee, an associate of the legendary I.M. Pei, the spectacular three-bedroom primary residence was positioned to capitalize on the breathtaking views. The 6,588 square-foot interior includes a voluminous triple height living room, an extended gallery wing with built-ins for the exhibit of three-dimensional art, a comfortable den with fireplace, a wet bar to entice relaxed entertainment, a fitness room, two private offices, an eat-in chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, and an attached three-car garage.
Bountiful wall spaces throughout the primary residence produce a gallery-like domain, perfect for the display of an extensive art collection. An organic layout, enhanced by stunning architectural features, elevated ceilings, and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow, give the residence a magnificent setting for the contemporary California lifestyle.
THE ESTATE COMPOUND OVERVIEW
The estate compound incorporates several other residences and structures, including a 1,821 square-foot poolside guesthouse with a living room, fireplace, two bedrooms, a two-car garage, and a desirable outdoor kitchen; a one-bedroom, 1,354-square-foot estate manager’s cottage with living and dining rooms and a landscaped backyard with a spa; a spacious studio with an office; a 900-square-foot barn; a maintenance building, plus additional storage containers; a 378-square-foot water processing building; 35-kilowatt solar panel system that supplies 80% of the electricity on property; a whole-estate generator; and access to two wells (one on property) with water storage for tens of thousands of gallons and an impressive filtration and distribution system. A team consisting of master winemaker, business manager, estate manager, gardeners, and landscapers are in place to provide established, in-depth knowledge and skill.
Beyond the land dedicated to the vineyards, the remainder of the acreage features a wonderful assortment of vignettes, with varied topography, elevation, and flora. It includes a fruit orchard, raised vegetable gardens, a grove of 50-plus olive trees, a 150-square-foot garden pavilion, cutting gardens, swaths of mature native trees, extensive irrigated landscaping, an impressive outdoor sculpture collection, swimming pool, and bocce court. The land and structures appeal to a wide range of interests that promote an active lifestyle… with plenty of peaceful vignettes for simply relaxing in the sun and appreciating the mesmerizing views up and down the valley, which include the Mayacamas mountains and Atlas Peak. Trails have been blazed throughout the property, and many connect with those of the Meadowood Resort. Quiet natural settings throughout the estate are ideal for lounging in the fresh open air, stargazing at night, and reveling in the Valley's spectacular fireworks display on the Fourth of July.
The winery and vineyards were conceived and permitted for small top-tier estate-bottled production, the fully equipped onsite winery building, which includes processing and barrel rooms, state of the art fermentation tanks and viticulture equipment, a glass enclosed wine library, and an upper-level tasting salon with unobstructed panoramic views of the valley and surrounding hills.
Named after the massive granite sculpture that dominates the estate, the 400-500 cases of Seven Stones wine produced each vintage is the end result of the meticulous efforts of its talented vineyard and winemaking team — famed winemaker Aaron Pott and Piña Vineyard Management. Together they produce a Cabernet Sauvignon wine of striking complexity, deep concentration, and substantial structure, garnering consistent praise from the wine press, with ratings as high as 99+ over the years. Due to the elevation, the vineyards receive the moderating effects of the fog which typically burns off in the summer by mid to late morning. The wine is sold through a direct-to-consumer distribution channel at $210 per bottle, offering an attractive income flow.
Co-Listed with Damian Archbold - DRE# 00984748
For additional details, please visit: SevenStonesMeadowood.com.