Amid the inspiring golden hills and grandfather trees of California’s Carneros region, Toyon Farm is an incomparable 80-acre estate that combines almost 30 acres of producing vineyards and one of northern California’s finest equestrian facilities—along with a welcoming main residence and a two-bedroom estate manager’s home. The setting is one of exquisite natural beauty and absolute privacy, just 10 minutes from downtown Napa and one hour from San Francisco.
Sited on west-facing slopes of the Carneros American Viticultural Area, Toyon Farm captures uncommon light and boasts loamy soil derived from sedimentary rock with spots of volcanic tufa and gravel. This unique combination makes the estate highly suitable for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals, producing premium grapes that are sold to a number of highly regarded wineries, including Ancien, Alpha Omega, and Saintsbury. The vineyard is maintained by abundant water from two irrigation ponds. In addition to the approximately 30 acres currently dedicated to vineyards, a further 3.45 acres are also plantable.
The equestrian facilities at Toyon Farm are premier in the region. Overlooking the valley, they comprise approximately 39,000 square feet of covered space and superior boarding facilities—including barns with nine grooming areas, three tack rooms, a state-of-the-art covered arena with a viewing lounge, and an indoor lunging ring—as well as an outdoor dressage arena, a large oval jumping ring, and a 66-foot lighted lunging ring. Acclaimed Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta added a picturesque entry courtyard with a tiled fountain, sitting areas beneath shade trees, and a drinking trough, all finished in warm golden earth tones. Horseback riding trails wind throughout the vineyards, symbolically unifying the elements that make Toyon Farm truly one of a kind.
Surrounded by beautiful landscaping, the 4,000-square-foot Old World–inspired home was designed by Robert Keenan and built in 1989. California’s esteemed Marcel Sedletzky undertook an extensive renovation of the residence in 1994. Filled with lovely warm light and soothing naturally hued surfaces of plaster, polished concrete, and mahogany, it features a cathedral-ceilinged great room with a wood-burning fireplace and a wet bar, a kitchen with professional-caliber appliances and a breakfast nook, a family room, a temperature-controlled 5,500-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, three bedrooms, and a three-car garage. The great room opens to an alfresco dining area with a wood-burning fireplace and an idyllic view, creating fabulous environs for indoor-outdoor entertaining. A shady cabana overlooks the refreshing heated pool and hot tub. Expansive layered views, across a field of grasses toward the vineyard and rolling hills, can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points. Toyon Farm represents an unprecedented opportunity to own an estate of pristine natural splendor that combines modern living with the enviable lifestyles of the equestrian and the vintner—all in a coveted Northern California setting.