Joe Montana Selling 500-Acre Wine Country Estate in Sonoma County for $49 Million

Posted by Leeza Hoyt — November 10, 2009

Coldwell Banker Previews International® and Pacific Union/Christie’s Great Estates Hold the Listing

JoeMontanaCALISTOGA, Calif. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Villa Montana, the magnificent California wine country estate owned by football legend Joe Montana and his wife Jennifer, has come onto the real estate market for $49 million—a fitting price for a property owned by the former 49er. Set on more than 500 acres in Calistoga, the ultra-private property includes a 9,700-square-foot Tuscan-inspired main residence, professional-grade equestrian center, two creeks that run year-round, a private pond, full-sized basketball court, skeet shooting range, caretaker’s residence, guesthouse, pool and spa, gym, Bocce ball court, and a producing olive farm.

The main residence features three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a sitting room/upstairs tower, great room and dining room, loggia, kitchen, breakfast room, media room, office, climate-controlled wine cellar and tasting room, outdoor viewing tower, and two laundry rooms. The home offers a flawless display of authentic Italian art, historic Tuscan-style architecture and ancient craftsmanship while paying tribute to the indoor/outdoor tradition that defines wine country living. From the imported marble floors to the carved Baroque wood portals, no detail was spared in the house.

“Villa Montana was designed to feel as if it was handed down through the generations,” said Jennifer, whose artistic vision can be found in nearly every detail throughout the main residence. “It’s a real celebration of California’s food and wine culture.”

Adding life to the home, the lines between indoor and outdoor spaceshave been masterfully integrated to create the ultimate entertaining home. The loggia opens to the outdoors, letting in natural light and fresh air during the summer. Wine tastings or olive samplings can be enjoyed in the outdoor courtyard with hand-painted frescos, antique statues and fountains. The Montanas have taken particular joy bringing their family and friends to the outdoor viewing tower, which offers 360-degree panoramas of Mount Saint Helena and Knights Valley.

Joe describes the property with equal affection as Jennifer: “We have a lot of great memories here with our friends and family. It’s a home made for entertaining.”

Information about Villa Montana can be found online at

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