From the moment you first arrive at this spectacular custom home in the Crane Ridge vineyards of the South Livermore Valley, you know you are somewhere special. The beautifully landscaped front yard is a perfect complement to the acres of mature vineyards and rolling hillsides that surround this elegant estate. Once you step through the majestic front entrance, you are immediately transported to an exquisite Tuscan farmhouse that is as gorgeous as it is warm, inviting and rustic.
The sweeping great room, which perfectly blends the kitchen, family room and dining room, is supported by beautiful Italian cypress tree columns and an old growth redwood roof reclaimed from a winery torn down in Sonoma. The designer kitchen features handcrafted cabinets from Provence, marble countertops from Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and a solid marble Farmhouse sink. The first floor also features an executive-style office, spacious wine cellar and two bedrooms each with a private bathroom. Upstairs, there are five well-appointed bedrooms, including a master bedroom that boasts a dramatic barrel vault ceiling, a private retreat with dramatic views of the vineyards, and an elegant master bathroom featuring noce Travertine imported from Italy. An in-law apartment has a separate entrance off the kitchen and to outside.
Of particular note are the breathtaking views. The entire house is perfectly located on the 16.2-acre property so that every single window in this one-of-a-kind estate offers an astonishingly beautiful panoramic view of the magnificent vineyards and surrounding Livermore Valley hills all the way North to Mt. Diablo. Crane Ridge, developed by Wente Brothers, the largest vineyard in the historic Livermore Valley, is located in one of the premier wine growing districts in the state. This vineyard estate is one of only 7 homes in this private, gated community.
The entertainer’s backyard, set against a backdrop of vineyards, is beautifully landscaped and features an in-ground pool with a Jacuzzi that features a spectacular waterfall flowing into the pool.
The property boasts 14.2 acres of vineyards planted with Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel varieties, which are estate bottled/vineyard designated and sold through the exclusive Darcie Kent line of wines. They have won numerous awards including 4-Star Gold in thee the prestigious Orange County Wine Competition. and labeled harvested and sold to local wineries, producing award-winning private label wines served in upscale restaurants across the country.
The award-winning Darcie Kent Chardonnay features grapes grown at this established estate. The DeMayo vineyard’s grapes are put into a single vineyard bottling, which means no other grapes are added and the label always says DeMayo Vineyard. The Darcie Kent Chardonnay has received numerous awards, including Best of Class Whites from the L.A. International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011, Best of the Bay Award 2011 and Eighth Annual Critics Challenge in San Diego 2011. For a complete list of awards won by wines produced from DeMayo Vineyard grapes, visit the Darcie Kent website at www.darciekentvineyards.com/news.php
The DeMayo Vineyards wine is featured in New York at the T Bar Steakhouse, Cellow Wine Bar, Tre Dici, BBQ, and Gracie Mew; in Brooklyn, at Zamaan; in Melville, at in Four Food Studio & Cocktails; at Staten Island;s Angelina’s and in Smithtown at Butera’s Restaurant. Locally, the wine is featured at the Underdog Wine Bar located at Concannon Winery, www.underdogwinemerchants.com/underdog-wine-bar
This stunning, exclusive estate property is truly country living at its best – private, rural and picturesque — yet just minutes from Livermore’s acclaimed downtown area which features shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and in close proximity to major highways.
Offered at: $3,795,000