When the topic of California wine country comes up, there are two regions that inevitably rest on the tip of people’s tongues: Napa and Santa Barbara. But just 100 miles south of Santa Barbara wine country (popularized, thanks in part to the 2004 film, “Sideways”), Malibu has been quietly making a name for itself in the viticulture world. But if you are among those who happen to know about this hidden gem of a winemaking region, then you will most certainly recognize this name: Rosenthal.

Rosenthal: The Malibu Estate made headlines earlier this year when it was released on the market, with Forbes hailing it as “Malibu’s most expensive estate.” Well guarded by large wooden gates and set 1,400 feet above the coastal fog, this private 235-acre estate was designed by architect Louis Angelikis for the Rosenthal family and built as a meticulous homage to the Mexican hacienda tradition. Modernized for contemporary living, the estate boasts eight bedroom suites, two separate guest houses on the property, and separate staff quarters. The surrounding grounds encompass three swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, wine storage room, gym, and 6-car garage. The fully operational vineyard spans more than 25 acres, and includes a tasting room, banquet room, cold storage room, and office. Not far from Santa Monica or the center of Los Angeles, the estate makes you feel as though you are in Tuscany or Bordeaux…and it’s only five minutes to the beach. If you are searching for a California wine country property of prestige, there is nothing finer than the Rosenthal estate.

Represented by Irene Dazzan-Palmer for $43,500,000.