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, 3 additional guest suites, an office, pool house, caretaker’s house, 3 rental homes and a barn.
The 3,932+-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.
Approximately 82 miles to San Francisco International Airport
Approximately 82 miles to Oakland International Airport
Approximately 13 miles to Charles Schulz Airport in Santa Rosa
Approximately 64 miles to the Golden Gate Bridge
Approximately 70 miles to the Bay Bridge
Approximately 6.4 miles to Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga