Mondavi Estate In Home up for Sale
The estate of late winemaker Robert Mondavi, who is credited with helping to put the Napa Valley wine making region on the map, is ready for an open house near Yountville, California, according to Curbed.
Mondavi lived in the home until his passing at the age of 94 and his surviving children have decided to put the property up for auction after a failed attempt to sell the home for $25 million. Opening bids will begin at $13.9 million and the auction will be monitored by the New York firm Sheldon Good & Co., The Wall Street Journal reports.
Mondavi and his late wife Margrit had the home built in 1979 by famed architect Cliff May. The 11,500-square-foot space sits on 56 acres of land but includes just two bedrooms. A large, 50-foot long swimming pool in the home is covered by a retractable roof which can be opened on warmer days, the source explains.
The home also features a cavernous underground wine cellar perfect for storing Napa Valley’s best offerings. While none of Mondavi’s grapes are grown on site, there are two acres of plantable land for the new homeowners to use after the real estate deal is finalized, Curbed reports.