Welcome to the crown jewel of Napa Valley: Villa Sorriso. This preeminent vineyard estate is superbly sited atop the Mayacamas Mountains in the renowned Mount Veeder grape-growing appellation, located between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Comprising approximately 639 acres on 6 parcels, this extraordinary property rests comfortably in an exquisite natural setting with larger-than-life vistas of Mt St. John, the Mayacamas foothills and the Vaca Mountains beyond. The property features a grand scale 20,000 +/- square foot main residence (The Villa), an approximately 3,200 sq. ft. caretaker's house, a 9-stall horse barn, tennis court, hiking and riding trails, a spring-fed pond, 100+ fruit bearing olive trees, 18.4 +/- acres of premium vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc varietals, plus more plantable acreage. The property benefits from its direct proximity to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, allowing access to thousands of adjoining acres of open space.
This magnificent country residence, designed by David Gast and Associates and built in 2003, was inspired by the Palladian style and philosophy, blending dramatic exterior motifs while achieving internal harmony and balance through order and symmetry. The perfectly proportioned rooms and classic elements such as arched entries, loggias, rotundas, and limestone, ground the space. This strong architectural statement is overlaid by the whimsy, color, and improvisational elements of Commedia dell'Arte which when juxtaposed, create a impressive yet restful and comfortable space with a distinctively lighted hearted atmosphere that is indeed true to its name, the villa of smiles.
Villa Sorriso enjoys 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 4 half baths, a library, a screening room with seating for 12, family room, game room, a private viewing tower, elevator, climate controlled cellars for wine as well as art storage, safe rooms, and smart home technology. Extraordinary design and superior craftsmanship is evident throughout, starting with the imported Portuguese limestone exterior, the spectacular custom forged globe above the entry foyer, gold leaf and verdigris ceilings in the library and master suite, mosaic glass tile rotundas, oak panels with mother of pearl inlay, Venetian plaster walls, exquisite art glass lighting, luxurious draperies made from the finest fabrics, mahogany doors, and reclaimed oak floors. The Villa enjoys outstanding indoor-outdoor entertainment spaces including splendid antique European stone terraces, a 65-foot infinity edge swimming pool with wading pool and spa, and elegant manicured lawns and gardens.
This exceptional property is located at the end of a quiet country lane offering abundant privacy yet is easily accessible with close proximity to Yountville, a brief helicopter ride from Napa's private airport and only 90 minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Villa Sorriso: a magical destination in America's most celebrated wine making region.
Amenities: Tennis Courts
Area Description: Wine Country
Bath Features: Bidet
Body of Water: Pond
Exterior: Guest House, Barn/Stable
Fireplace Count: 2 Fireplaces
Lot Size: 100+ Acres, 639 Acres
Pool Description: Pool
Property Description: Vineyard
Rooms: Library, Media Room / Home Theater
Special Market: Luxury Properties
Special Program: Previews