Knights Valley is one of Calistoga’s most desirable enclaves, flanked by verdant hillsides and premium vineyards producing world renowned wines for the likes of Peter Michael Winery, Morlet Family Vineyards and Melka Wines, to name a few. The valley lies between the Alexander Valley AVA and Chalk Hill AVA wine regions, and includes 37,000+- acres which is roughly 153 square kilometers. There are over 30 growers in Knights Valley maintaining 2,000+- acres of vineyards. 8322 Franz Valley Road, Calistoga, known as the Bellisimo Vineyard Estate, adjoins the exquisite 500+- acre Montana estate, and is one of the valley’s most prized residences, perched atop a knoll surrounded by undulating hills planted with 68+- acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
The sprawling 153+- acre gated ranch features two legal parcels, a modern Mediterranean main residence and guest house, designed by renowned architect Sandy Walker, a pool house, 3 additional guest suites, an office, caretaker’s house and 3 rental homes and a barn.
The 3,932+- square foot main residence comprises two levels. The first level has generous formal living and dining rooms, each with a wood-burning fireplace, vaulted beamed ceilings and a plethora of sliding and French doors opening to a central outdoor flagstone terrace ideal for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining; a gourmet kitchen with rustically refined finishes and top-of-the-line appliances and a guest suite.
The second level has one bedroom with an en-suite and a master suite and French doors leading to a private, covered balcony overlooking the manicured grounds and vineyards. Beyond the terraced courtyard and central lawn lies a 53-foot infinity pool, spa, and an open-air pool house surrounded by established olive groves and gardens.
A tennis court, walking paths, three car garage and private pond/reservoir further the estate’s appeal, as do the panoramic views of the enveloping vineyards, forested woods, and surrounding hills. With a total of eight bedrooms, eight full and two half baths, this distinctive villa offers a rare opportunity to live the Mediterranean dream at Bellisimo Vineyards in Calistoga.
ZoningLEA100 & AR20
Parcel SizeApproximately 153 acres, 68 +-acre vineyard
Main House: 2-3 bedroom
Guest Houses 1: 3 Beds, 3 Baths and Office
2 Guest Suites (above Garage)
3 Rental Homes
1 Caretaker’s House
Gated & fully-fenced
At the northernmost area of the valley, nestled beneath Mount St. Helena, lies Calistoga — known for its hot springs, mud baths, spectacular views and luxury resorts. Compared to the polished ambiance of its neighboring communities, the thriving downtown area has a more western feel — but that does not mean luxury and relaxation are hard to find. On the contrary, Calistoga is known as the new playground for the rich and famous, with world-renowned resorts like Calistoga Ranch and Solage. Real estate values are on an upward swing as locals and wanna be locals invest in anticipation of the 2018 Opening of The Four Seasons Resort, and the Rosewood Hotel Group’s new resort which is due to begin construction in 2017 — so Calistoga will be home to the most luxurious resorts in Napa Valley.
In 2010, Calistoga’s AVA was established. It boasts the highest daytime temperatures in the valley and is home to many highly acclaimed wineries such as: Araujo, Aubert, Constant Diamond Mountain Winery, Checkerboard Vineyards, Chateau Montelena, Scharmsberg and Switchback.
For many who live here, they are glad to know, you will not find a fast-food restaurant anywhere. Instead Calistoga is home to delectable and satisfying restaurants like Solbar, which serves Napa Valley styled California fare with a focus on seasonal ingredients. One of the main attractions is Castillo di Amorosa, a 19th century castle that took 12 years to build.
Calistoga has spectacular views of Mount Saint Helena and the majestic palisades— it’s close to San Francisco and the Santa Rosa Airport and offers many opportunities for the wine connoisseur, lifestyle enthusiast, and participating in the growth of this flourishing town.
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