A French-Style Napa Valley Estate with a Cabernet Vineyard Is Up for Sale

In French makeup and fashion, less is more. Such a principle is applicable to many aspects of French cultural output—their cuisine (except when it comes to butter) and their principles of design. This effortless approach transcends borders and nations, influencing facets of architecture and style all over the world. In Napa Valley, a wine country estate with a sublime vineyard small and simple enough to exalt that aforementioned mantra provides a perfect example. Listed for $12.9 million, the sumptuous spread’s French style extends from the picturesque grounds to the dreamy main manor.

Spanning just over 4 acres in Rutherford, California, the estate features a four-bedroom, four-bathroom main home and two-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house. A Cabernet vineyard occupies 2.5 acres, an ideal and manageable set-up for those looking to dabble in winemaking without committing to a vast array of grape varieties. It also leaves room on the grounds for two pools, a sports court, and a putting green. Meticulous gardens segment and connect the property’s diverse outdoor offerings.

Behind the home’s French countryside-reminiscent facade, the tasteful floor plan spans 5,268 square feet with rustic wooden beams, huge windows, and bright white walls. The great room has an imposing stone fireplace that warms the adjacent kitchen and dining space.

For wine connoisseurs or Francophiles, this Napa Valley estate is a splendid find. Ginger Martin of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.