From the rolling hills of Chianti to the valleys of Oregon and California, 5 delectable homes for house-hunters with grape expectations — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
In the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico wine region, this magnificent estate encompasses more than 12 acres, bounded by cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards and forest. Dating from the 13th century, the property has been meticulously renovated and offers more than 20,000 square feet of luxurious accommodations. The grounds are complemented by formal gardens, a 17th-century chapel, and three swimming pools facing the Chianti Classico hills.
This magnificent 17th-century château is set within 158 acres, comprising forestry, agricultural land, and 14.5 hectares of award-winning Buzet appellation vineyards, in the Lot-et-Garonne region of Southwest France. The historic main residence is a luxurious family home, yet also includes a hospitality suite for up to 21 guests. A swimming pool, formal gardens and equestrian facilities, including stables and a barn, are among the outstanding amenities.
This 5.8-acre California vineyard estate enjoys a prime location in the Santa Ynez Valley AVA, not far from Santa Barbara. The property includes several acres planted under vine and more than 5,500 square feet of living space arranged across multiple structures, including a main residence, designated second residence, and barn. The outdoor spaces include a pool terrace and an alfresco kitchen with fireplace, together with a covered dining area facing the vines.
This unique Swiss villa has a picturesque setting in the village of Gudo, once the centre of Ticino's wine industry. The contemporary structure is built into a hillside covered with woods and vineyards, which slopes to the shores of Lake Maggiore below. The main residence offers chic open-plan living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the breathtaking views. A separate atelier is ideal for guest accommodation or as a private studio.
In the foothills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, just outside Portland, this French-inspired country retreat is set within 20 private acres, bordered by Pinot Gris vineyards. The 7,067-square-foot main house is enhanced by panoramic windows with views of Mount Hood and the vineyards. Outside, the resort-inspired grounds include a covered pergola with a stone ﬁreplace and fountain, formal gardens, a dog run, and a fitness centre above a four-car garage.