Vineyard Knolls, an exclusive Napa Valley estate including a personal NCGA nine-holegolf course, is on the market for only the second time since 1989. The estate has an impressive Hollywood and Silicon Valley pedigree. Originally built in the 60′s by David L. Wolper, the Hollywood legend who produced Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Roots, Wolper transformed Napa’s first municipal golf course into a compound for entertaining Hollywood’s elites.
In 1999, Jeff Mallett, former president and COO of Yahoo! purchased Vineyard Knolls and transitioned the one-of-a-kind estate into an exclusive retreat for friends and family, which includes a spectacular Napa-inspired grand residence, separate clubhouse and beautifully landscaped grounds to fully take advantage of the outdoor wine country lifestyle.
Priced at $17,500,000, the 25-acre property boasts a golf course surrounded by gentle rolling hills and lush estate vineyards. Only 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and 15 minutes from the Napa Airport, Hollywood celebrities and business moguls found safe haven at Vineyard Knolls while discovering the world-class wine, food and recreation the Napa Valley is so famous for.
The property features unparalleled amenities including a nine-hole NCGA golf course, two lakes, a 7,500 square-foot main residence, clubhouse and caretaker’s home. The 4-bedroom main residence makes the best of indoor/outdoor wine country living from its serene setting at the center of the private golf course.
Vineyard Knolls also features a spacious 6,412 square-foot clubhouse which includes an expansive main room for entertaining, featuring a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, commercial kitchen, numerous office and meeting rooms. The St. Andrew’s inspired full bar and seating area opens up to a wrap around sundeck overlooking the 9th green.
A sapphire swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and open-air pool pavilion provide lounging and dining areas located just outside the clubhouse. The combination of the clubhouse and pool pavilion creates a perfect place for entertaining a large gathering of guests or intimate groups.
Vineyard Knolls golf course is a NCGA sanctioned course and was used as a teaching course by golf’s famous short game guru Dave Pelz. Since 1965 this exclusive 9-hole golf course has hosted many challenging and enjoyable rounds of golf for beginners to PGA professionals.
Vineyard Knolls is listed by Jocelyne Monello of Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty, Sylvia Seufferlein and Hadar Gordon of Sereno Group Real Estate.