Nothing says California living quite like a vineyard estate. And as far as the wealthiest of wine lovers are concerned, most would rather live among the vines. If money is no object, then there are some exceptional vineyard estates on the market right now — from tried-and-true Napa to up-and-coming Healdsburg to private environs quietly nestled in the hills of Silicon Valley. For this month’s Cali Comparables, we’re going estate-tasting…

2100 Old Soda Springs Rd | Napa, CA. | $18,000,000

Located on the western slopes of the Vaca range in ever-exclusive and legendary Napa Valley, this magnificent vineyard estate rests on more than 43 acres. Among its spoils: 360-degree views of mountain, vineyard, and valley as well as an income-producing 15-Acre Bordeaux varietal vineyard. Also sited on the property is a 5-bedroom contemporary residence featuring large-scale public rooms with walls of glass that showcase the home’s dramatic vistas from sunrise to sunset.  And no vineyard estate would be complete without its outdoor amenities: a newly refurbished tennis court and adjacent lawn, an expansive west-facing view terrace, built-in barbecue, pool and spa inspire endless serenity.

Listed by Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley

5660 Alpine Road | Portola Valley, CA. 94028 | $22,000,000

If you’re looking for wine country life but don’t want to venture far from Silicon Valley, this Tuscan-styled Portola Valley estate may be just the answer. Completed in 2006, the property offers the ideal escape with approximately 41 peaceful acres with spectacular top-of-the-world San Francisco Bay views. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping into the Italian countryside. Arriving on the front terrace is as if stepping into the Italian countryside. At 14,500 square feet, the residence has been scaled for grand entertaining spilling out to front and rear terraces. Multiple rooms for everyday living, a theatre, plus a well-being center with spa, steam, and sauna, plus a kitchen appointed with commercial-quality appliances, and a spectacular wine cellar completes the vineyard lifestyle that awaits in this home.

Listed by Ginny Kavanaugh with Coldwell Banker Realty in Portola Valley 

14849 Chalk Hill Road | Healdsburg, CA. 95448  | $6,975,000

Perhaps one of the best values for a vineyard estate awaits you in Sonoma County’s Healdsburg.  Offering 21 acres, this unique residential compound is quite the prize with a thoroughly renovated main house, a guest home, two cottage casitas, a detached office building, and approximately 12 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the Alexander Valley AVA. A true private retreat awaits as the manicured grounds feature meandering brick pathways that link the amenities of the estate, from the main residence to the outdoor pool and well-appointed cottage casitas, poolside dining under the wisteria covered pergolas, fire pit, pizza oven, and outdoor grill, expansive lawn areas bordered with olive trees. Take in the property’s gently rolling countryside lined with vineyards and a pond, and you’re instantly transported.

Listed by Mary Anne Veldkamp of Coldwell Banker Realty in Santa Rosa