This amazing 53± acres sits on the top of the world in the exclusive Diamond Mountain Appellation at 1,200± foot elevation overlooking the world-famous Napa Valley.
A History of Excellence
4± acres are planted to super premium Cabernet Sauvignon. There is a history of selling fruit to top tier Napa Valley wineries and the owners wine brand. Several of the vineyard acres were replanted in 2021 to a modern state of the art cult quality style vineyard. Vineyards of this quality in a super premium AVA within the Napa Valley are a rare find. It doesn’t get much better than Diamond Mountain for world class Cabernet Sauvignon.
Views, views and more views. The views are astounding, both far reaching and nearby, depth and perspective. Mount St. Helena is framed in one window while the palisades commands the next and the Napa Valley unfolds across the board. Plenty of sunlight provides a never-ending display as the lighting shifts from east to west each day.
The home is approximately 4,600 square feet, two levels located on a large knoll above the vineyard that takes in the massive views. There are three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a large living room area, and an open kitchen with a breakfast nook. There is an abundance of glass, natural light and vaulted ceilings highlight the California Modern / Eichler style architecture. Stupendous views from nearly every room. The home is perfectly livable now but could also be enhanced. Fabulous bones.
There is a large outdoor terrace and pool area currently undergoing renovation that is expected to be complete by early 2023. Private but once again, massive views and plenty of sun.
Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard
Generally speaking, the Diamond Mountain AVA consists of eastern facing slopes that are steep and rocky, vineyard sites are carefully chosen based on the scarcity of land that can actually be developed to vines.
Rootstock Clone Acres Year Planted
110R 3371 3± acres 2021
101-14 337 1± acres 2007
This Diamond Mountain vineyard sits above the north end of Napa Valley at the tip of the Mayacamas range. Late evening winds and cooler weather systems make their way inland from the coast, creating an inversion layer that tends to make this site warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. These patterns allow for a slightly longer growing season, which means the fruit can hang longer on the vine and gain phenolic ripeness at lower sugar levels.
A Walk In The Clouds
Even though the property is located well above the valley floor, there is plenty of room to roam. The land ranges from flat, to gently sloping to steep. Lots of areas to hike if desired.
Last but certainly not least, the property is located only 15 minutes or so from downtown Calistoga and Saint Helena. One of a kind.
Presented at $5,900,000
Diamond Mountain Climate: Moderately warm temperatures with lower maximum temperatures and higher minimum temperatures than north Napa Valley floor, due to topography and altitude. Significantly cooler than valley floor near Calistoga, 50 to 95°F in growing season (10 to 32°C).
Elevation: 400 to 2200 ft. (130 to 530m)
Rainfall: 40 to 55 inches (135cm) annually.
Soils: Residual uplifted soils of volcanic origin, often reddish and very fine-grained, even gritty in texture, composed of both weathered sedimentary and volcanic origin.
Principal varieties & characteristics in the Diamond Mountain Appellation: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc: firmly structured, rich and fairly tannic when young, with strong blackcurrant, mineral, and cedary flavors. Less supple and fleshy than valley or benchland wines, with good aging potential. Chardonnay: Full-bodied, yet revealing mineral, green apple-peach aromas with fairly firm acidity; less richly textured than valley floor wines.