Jan. 20, 2023
Serious wine enthusiasts stop at nothing when it comes to sourcing the perfect home for their most prized vintages. Some might require a show-stopping wine cellar or a wine vault, while others go the extra mile to create a dazzling tasting room—and a rare few might want to be as close as possible to the source of their favorite tipple with an on-site vineyard. Whatever the case, there are several praise-worthy abodes around the globe with high-design features, such as a glass-enclosed wine room that acts as a design-forward centerpiece, a subterranean vault or a dedicated wine tasting room for entertaining wine-loving guests. Oftentimes, temperature control is a priority, whether you’re designing or shopping for a home, as well as functionality and high-tech features that make it easy to care for and keep tabs on your prized bottles. Our list of standout properties with incredible wine features includes sprawling estates from California to Florida and South Africa to the sunny Tuscan countryside.
This farm and vineyard was established in 1874.Hussel Media for Engel & Völkers
Clam Bay Farm and Vineyard in British Columbia, Canada, offers 105 acres of unspoiled beauty, including half a mile of oceanfront, dense forest and rugged terrain. Though Clam Bay was established in 1874, the main estate, called the Point House, was completed in 2022 with a modern and organic design. Listed for $20 million, the 7,052-square-foot, five-bedroom home is perched on a jagged cliff on the water’s edge. However, the real draws here are the organic farm and the 5.5-acre vineyard, in contract with Sea Star Winery. The vineyard grows Pinot Noir, Siegerrebe and Ortega grapes, while the organic farm has plum, apple and bear trees and berry bushes. There’s plenty of space for the future owner to double the size of either the orchard or the vineyard.
The expansive wine room, which connects to a tasting room.Nest Seekers International
More like a palace than a single-family home, the oceanfront Bella Vista Polo Ranch has a 43,000-square-foot main home on a 20-acre plot of land. Manicured gardens and a grand entryway, complete with a motor court and a stone fountain, welcome you into the estate. The Mediterranean-style estate looks plucked out of Italy and, for $55 million, you can host several family members and friends. There are 11 bedrooms; a 128-foot swimming pool; a helipad and hangar; a movie theater; a gym; a salon; a 200-person ballroom; and parking for 100 cars. To top it all off, check out the impressive 5,000-bottle wine cellar with a wine tasting room that will delight any oenophile. The space has floor-to-ceiling rows of shelving and storage, plus it opens up to an elegant private tasting room.