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Seven Stones Winery Estate - St. Helena

840 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, California 94574

$35,000,000

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Joel Goodrich
From its peaceful promontory overlooking the entire Napa Valley and across to Sonoma, this irreplaceable vineyard estate is a one-of-a-kind wine country oasis with sweeping unobstructed vistas that could not be replicated today.
Known as Seven Stones, the property offers a truly rare opportunity for the connoisseur who dreams of producing a highly desirable estate-grown wine in the tradition of Europe’s finest vintners and who desires to step into a turn-key, high-end operation.

Located above the revered Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, which is the Napa Valley’s prestige address for dining, golf, and the highest premium rated wines, the idyllic 45-acre property is a haven for the vintner, friends, and family. The ambiance recalls an Old World Italian village, where the setting, its dwellings, and its history are inextricably intertwined.

In addition to a distinctive main resid

"Seven Stones Winery Estate is a one-of-a-kind wine country oasis."

ence, the estate also boasts an operating winery, resort-like grounds, a refreshing swimming pool, terraces, other spaces and structures for entertainment, relaxation, gardening, hobbies, art appreciation, and leisurely outdoor sports activities, indoor parking for 9 cars, and abundant outdoor parking. Additionally, the estate can host parties for 200 and comfortably sleep five families for extended visits. For many years, Seven Stones has conjured a wealth of meaningful experiences for the current owners and their loved ones.

An outstanding, highly rated small vineyard producing a highly allocated wine is the heart and core of the estate. Consisting of 2.75 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines and one quarter acre of Cabernet Franc grapes, the ultra-premium vineyard recalls those of France’s wine country and was conceived and permitted for small top-tier estate-bottled production.


Accompanying the vineyard is a fully equipped winery building, which includes processing and barrel rooms, a glass enclosed wine library, and an upper-level tasting salon with expansive views. The vineyard produces between 375 and 500 cases of wine per year, much of which is sold through a direct-to-consumer distribution channel at $210 per bottle, offering an attractive income flow.

Designed by architect William Ming Sing Lee, who worked with the legendary I.M. Pei, the sophisticated three-bedroom main residence, set upon rolling topography featuring dynamic elevation changes, has a unique aesthetic and was sited to make the most of the spectacular views.
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Highlights of the 6,588-square-foot interiors include an eat-in chef’s kitchen with superior appliances, a triple-height living room, a banquet-appropriate dining room with a built-in buffet, a long gallery wing with built-ins for the display of three-dimensional art, a cozy den with a fireplace, a wet bar designed with entertaining in mind, a fitness room, two private offices, a wine cellar, and an attached three-car garage. Generous wall spaces throughout create a gallery-like environment ideal for the display of an art collection. Distinctive architectural details, a fluid floor plan, soaring ceiling heights, and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow make the home a superlative setting for the contemporary California lifestyle and entertaining on any scale.

A true estate, the property encompasses several other residences and structures, including a poolside guesthouse with a living room, fireplace, two bedrooms, a two-car garage, and an enviable outdoor kitchen; a romantic three-level “Tower House” with living room, one bedroom and office/den, and which enjoys mesmerizing views up and down the valley including the Mayacama mountains and Atlas Peak; a one-bedroom 1,354-square-foot property manager's cottage with living and dining rooms and a landscaped backyard with a hot tub; a spacious woodworking studio with an office; a 900-square-foot barn; 35-kilowatt solar panel system; a whole-estate generator; and two wells with an impressive filtration and distribution system.

Beyond the land devoted to vineyards, the remainder of the acreage features a delightful diversity of topography, elevation, and flora. It includes a fruit orchard, raised vegetable gardens, a grove of 50+ olive trees, cutting gardens, swaths of mature native trees, extensive irrigated landscaping, an impressive outdoor sculpture collection, and a bocce court. The land and structures appeal to a wide range of interests and allow for independent groups to engage in varied activities—art, fitness, gardening, woodworking and other crafts, swimming, or simply relaxing in the sun and appreciating the view. A team consisting of master winemaker, business manager, property manager, gardeners, and landscapers is in place to provide established in-depth knowledge and skill. Trails have been blazed throughout the property, and many connect with those of the Meadowood Resort. Spots throughout the acreage are ideal for lounging in the fresh open air, stargazing at night, and reveling in fireworks on the Fourth of July.

OFFERING SUMMARY

THE LAND
* 45 +/- total acres within the prestigious Meadowood Resort
* APN# 025-080-031-000
* Spectacular panoramic vistas of the valley floor and Mayacamas Mountains
* Exclusive neighborhood of high-end estates

THE VINEYARD
* 2.75 +/- acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, clones 15, 7, 30, 4
* 0.28 +/- acres planted to Cabernet Franc, clone 214
* St. Helena AVA
* Farmed by Pina Vineyard Management
* Grape production:
* 2018 - 9.37 tons
* 2017 - 7.72 tons
* 2016 - 8.93 tons
* 2015 - 5.54 tons
* 2014 - 6.27 tons

THE WINE
* Estate grown and bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
* Bottle price: $210
* Production: 400 to 500 cases
* Winemaker: Aaron Pott
* Distribution: Approximately 90% direct to consumer
* Ratings: Up to 99+

THE STRUCTURES

MAIN RESIDENCE
* 3BR/3FB/2HB
* 6,588 +/- sq ft main residence, 1998
* Formal living and dining
* Master suite
* Gallery
* Den
* Fitness room
* Office
* Wine cellar

GUEST/POOL HOUSE
* 1,821 +/- sq ft guest/pool house, 1989
* 2BR/2FB
* Full kitchen
* Living room with fireplace

CARETAKER'S COTTAGE
* 1,354 +/- sq ft caretaker’s cottage, 1998
* 1BR/1FB
* Living room with dining area and fireplace
* Full kitchen
* Landscaped backyard with hot-tub

TOWER GUEST HOUSE
* 1,530 sq. ft. “Tower” guest house
* 1BR/1FB
* Living room
* Office
* View balcony
* Loft
* Winery
* Wine tasting salon with views
* Processing room & separate barrel room
* Winemaker’s office
* Powder room

ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES
* Permitted for 1,900 gal. production
* 1,134 sq. ft. woodshop with powder room
* 900 sq. ft. barn
* 378 sq. ft. water processing building
* 4 Shipping containers for equipment storage

OUTDOOR LIVING
* Seven Stones sculpture and 10 other artworks on the grounds
* Heated pool and spa with viewing terrace
* Outdoor kitchen and barbecue area
* Olive tree grove produces estate olive oil, approx 500 bottles/yr
* 15 Splendid landscaped acres
* 1.5 acre fruit orchard
* Raised vegetable garden
* 2.5 acres of cutting gardens
* Delightful garden cottage
* Extensive outdoor lighting

INFRASTRUCTURE
* Gated entry with surveillance system
* Gravel driveway and auto-court

Water:
* Private well on property
* Montgomery well shared with three neighbors
* Two 10,000 gallon water storage tanks

Septic: multiple septic systems for winery and residences
Gas: Propane
Electric: PG&E & 80% supplied by 29 KW solar panels
Back-up diesel-fueled electric generator
Phone: AT&T
Internet: Valley Internet
TV: DirecTV
Security system: ADT

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE OFFERING
Real property, brand, inventory and winery equipment.

The idyllic 45-acre property is a haven for the vintner, friends, and family.


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