What Can I Get For A Million In … Napa, California? A Gentleman’s Vineyard

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3601 Mount Veeder Road is currently listed by Dominic Labriola of LHspaces for $899,000. Photos Courtesy of LHspaces.

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning land in Napa Valley this is your chance! A rare land offering just hit the market that will make your head spin – and not from sipping too much vino. Located at 3601 Mount Veeder Road nestled on 28.1-pristine-acres, sits an exquisite land holding perched at the top of the famous Mt. Veeder Appellation in Napa, California, and it could be yours. The asking price? Under a million, at just $899,000.

“3601 Mount Veeder Road is an outstanding opportunity to own land,” says listing agent Dominic Labriola of LHspaces, who is representing the estate. “It’s a famous Appellation Mountain range which offers extreme growing conditions conducive to producing rare red wines and cabernet.”

Perhaps you’ve always imagined yourself as a farmer, producing a nice cabernet, or taking your prized thoroughbreds out for a ride amidst the rolling Napa Valley landscape at sunset? Now is the time.

“There is potential for what’s called a Gentleman’s Vineyard, or even the chance for someone who has always wanted to own beautiful Horse property just a short drive away to downtown Napa, Sonoma, Rutherford, Oakville, St. Helena, and local vineyards and wineries,” says Labriola.

Here you will enjoy the tranquility of old growth Douglas Fir trees, second growth Redwood trees, Oak trees, and a natural spring, that we are told feeds water to the house via gravity.

Built in 1947 of stone from a quarry in Sonoma Valley, the acreage is primed and ready for you to build your dream home – perfect for a wine maker or second home retreat.

Living on Mount Veeder means benefitting from the most extreme growing conditions in Napa Valley, well-known for producing renowned Red wines and Cabernets.

What makes Mt. Veeder wines so rare? We went to the source for answers. Mtveederwines.com tells us, “Mount Veeder is the largest American Viticultural Area (AVA) within Napa Valley, but nature has limited production to just 1.3 percent of Napa Valley grapes. Due to the scarcity of plantable sites, only about 1,000 acres out of 25 square miles are planted to grapes.”

In fact, Mount Veeder may have the most unique growing conditions in all of California. According to mtveederwines.com:

  • It is one of only five mountain appellations in Napa Valley
  • The soils are sandstone and shale, derived from ancient uplifted sea floor, while the other Napa Valley mountain appellations are primarily volcanic and the soils on the Napa Valley floor are alluvial.
  • The “coolest mountain” in Napa Valley – The bay breezes cool the mountain, resulting in a Bordeaux-­like climate; with minimal temperature change (diurnal swing) each day.

It wasn’t long ago, 2015 to be exact, that Financial Times touted the region as a more affordable, yet prestigious buy compared to France’s Bordeaux – both of which have historically attracted Chinese buyers looking for land to entertain business associates, as well as wealthy stateside buyers and hobbyists with a desire to create their own vintage.

More recently, Bill Cary of MarketWatch published a piece pinpointing the types of buyers for wine country acreage leading with the question, “Who’s buying?” One broker said, “People that are not ready to retire. They are rarely under 40 or over 65.”

Do you fall into that category? What would you do with 28-acres of prime Napa real estate? Due to it’s ideal climate and exceptional location, there’s more than winemaking to get you excited about living here.

“The views are stunning and the location is tranquil,” says Labriola. “I think it’s a really special opportunity for someone who has always dreamt of owning land!”

We think it’s special, too. And for under a million, we are convinced there has to be a couple of friends in Dallas, New York, Seattle, or Denver ready to go halfsies for a slice of Mt. Veeder paradise. Is it you?

3601 Mount Veeder Road is currently listed by Dominic Labriola and Tara Hotchkis of LHspaces | Compass and Shana Gates of Next Home Cedar Street Realty for $899,000.