Resting at the base of the Gilroy foothills, just a short drive to Coyote Lake, Boa Vida Estate serves as an oasis fitting of Dionysus. The 4.85 acre property is fenced and gated and accommodates a generous 1,000-vine vineyard—of which six varietals are grown and have produced award-winning wines—and a 7,300 square foot home complete with all the luxuries befitting of any deity.
The sophisticated six-bedroom, eight-bathroom (including two half baths) home offers the entrepreneurial spirit and wine lover a conduit for entering boutique wine production with the convenience of living on the premises. The home’s modern architecture, warm earth tones, and liberal placement of windows create an inviting atmosphere that complements the golden hills outlining the vineyards during summer months. In winter, verdant landscape envelops the estate in emerald hues, providing a fertile backdrop of the valley.
Travertine, marble, and hardwood floors and cathedral ceilings escort you from room to room imbuing a sense of extravagance with an organic approach. Fireplaces in the family and living rooms boast marble and granite, and are juxtaposed by pine ceilings and custom shelving. The 1,200 square foot master bedroom serves as a home inside of home with a deluxe bathroom featuring caramel colored radiant-heat marble floors, a generous marble Jacuzzi tub, a large shower with four steam-ready shower heads, a reading area, his and hers toilets with bidets, and access to a sizeable walk-around balcony. And with ample his and hers closets there’s almost no reason to leave the oasis. Further bringing it all together are the generously placed glass doors that lead outside from each bedroom providing sweeping views of the valley and the vines.
This home also provides ample entertainment for the athletic and active person.
A 10-foot deep oversized pool sleeps beneath solar panels awaiting those who long for a cool splash during hot summer days. It is accompanied by a pool room, patio, and outdoor kitchen accoutrements including a pizza oven, a barbecue with rotisserie, a four-burner oven, and a sink for all your cooking needs. Tennis enthusiasts will enjoy attempting game point on the estate’s private courts, and golfers can spend a bit of time on the putting green. Meanwhile, a huge indoor gym features weights and cardio equipment for a full body workout.
Venturing into the family room, you will find a large 60-inch TV entertainment center with surround sound. However, save the popcorn and soda for a movie night in the second living room, which features an 80-inch drop screen with an HD projector. You’ll have no problem accommodating company with a guest house and plentiful parking including garages for eight vehicles, a porte-cochere and a sweeping circular driveway – all ideal for the car enthusiast.
The self-sustaining property also features a 27,000-watt solar system that powers the entire property as well as a 10,000 gallon well (two 5,000 gallon tanks) that also serves as irrigation for the vineyard. Community water is available for added convenience, although the system averages 40 gallons per minute. The home’s two propane tanks and the boiler service the main house and the 3,000 gallon septic system installed in 2003 has two leach fields.
Housed in a gorgeous stone house wine cellar, there is storage for over 3,300 bottles. Cabernet Sauvignon lovers will appreciate that the wine produced by the estate under the Boa Vida label took first place in 2013 for their 2009 vintage, plus numerous other awards. It is good wine! Other varietals on the property include Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, and Malbec. The vineyard is commercially licensed and BATF approved, and produces 200-300 cases per year, enough to generate approximately $60,000 per year in income. All of this is meticulously maintained and hidden away so that the property is a feast for the eyes no matter where you are on this special piece of land.
Boa Vida Wine Estate is perfect for those seeking a modern estate with the charm of a Mediterranean villa. Featuring the luxuries of a resort and a small commercial winery, this estate has it all.
Listing Price ~ $3,988,000
Main House ~ 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | 7,300 SF | 4.8 Acres
Guest Quarters ~ 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Judie Profeta, Owner/Broker Alain Pinel Realtors
Alain Pinel Realtors
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