You Could Buy Your Own Prosecco Vineyard in Italy
According to the Robb Report, the Friuli wine estate, located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Pordenone, Italy, is now for sale for a cool $13.6 million. But along with the beautiful, 108-hectare (267 acres) estate and multiple historic buildings on the property, the home also comes with its own prosecco vineyard that produces DOC Prosecco.
The lucky new owners of the estate will also be overseeing production of the Italian sparkling wine with the estate’s 20 cultivated hectares (just under 50 acres) of vineyards that produce about 400 tons of grapes each year. It should also be noted that “DOC” prosecco is an important wine distinction that means “designation of controlled origin.” Not all proseccos have a DOC designation.
But other than producing fine wine, the estate also has 10 habitable homes on the grounds that measure about 100,000 square feet, according to the Robb Report. There are over a dozen buildings on the property, some of which date back as far as the 15th century (though restorations have taken place over the years). The largest house on the property, the Gastaldia, has 13 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms on its own.
The estate also sports a sprawling landscaped garden, a chapel, three stables, an eight-room warehouse, a two-story barn, a watermill, and an outdoor pool. The estate is currently being used to host large events, the Robb Report reported.
The listing from Christie’s International Realty notes that the villa is also close to a small town with all the “necessary services.” It’s also close to many notable places to visit in Italy, including the beaches of Lignano Sabbiadoro and the fortified city of Palmanova.
For more information about the property, visit the estate’s listing on the Christie’s International Realty website.
Andrea Romano is a freelance writer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @theandrearomano.