Historic Wine Country Opportunity in East Napa

2176 Monticello Road, Napa, CA

Presented by:

Amali Svien | DRE #02108763
Jennifer Long | DRE #01881030

Offered at: $1,950,000
beds 4 Beds
bath 2 Baths
buildings 2665 SF
3.3 acres

Historic Wine Country Opportunity in East Napa

Location, Land & Landmark! The opportunities are endless with this multifaceted property; Wine Country Estate, Historical Boutique Winery or Investment Opportunity.  The 3.3 +/- acre property is located on desirable Monticello Road, adjacent to homes of the Silverado Country Club community.  

 The  quaint Farmhouse is currently income generating. Renovate it or build your dream estate with a main home, guest house, cottage and pool, with views of the Vaca Mountain Range.

Own a piece of Napa's History and restore the Ghost Winery erected in 1889 by Italian Native, Giaroma Mangini! In the historic stone building showcase your wine collection or entertain guests. Make wine reaped from the grapes you harvest on 1.8 +/- acres of plantable land. Biological study for an Erosion Control Plan has been conducted. The property can support up-to a 20,000 gallon winery and is on city water.  The tranquility of Country Living is minutes away from the excitement of Country Clubs and Downtown Napa!

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Monticello was a town erected in Napa County in 1843. Smaller parcels were sold to farmers in 1866. By 1870 Monticello contained a cemetery, general store, blacksmith stores, hotels and various other buildings. Monticello road lead from the town to Napa. After the Monticello damn was built, the rising waters forced residents to move in 1956. The site of the Monticello settlement is now completely covered by Lake Berryessa.

- Former Settlements of Napa County, The Monticello Damn and Lake Berryessa Controversy, Death of a valley in 1960

• Location - Prime Location just past Vichy Avenue, on Monticello Road adjacent to homes in the Silverado Country Club community.

• Acreage - 3.3 +/ - acres 

• Zoned - RC (Residential Country)

• Water - City Services 

• Power - PG&E

• Main House - 2,665+- sq.ft. Farmhouse

• Pre-Prohibition Winery - 1800s Stone Building

• Land - Cleared with some canopy and pastures

• Potential - To build a Main Residence, 1,200+- sq.ft. Guest House, 1,000+- sq.ft. Cottage and pool.

• Use - Additional utilization for agriculture, animals and stables

• Views - Vaca Mountain Range

• School District - Highly rated Vichy Elementary

• Silverado Resort and Spa is 1.6 +/- miles away

• Napa Valley Country Club is 2.8 +/- miles away

• Providence Queen of the Valley Hospital 2.9 +/- miles away

• Downtown Napa 3.5 +/- miles away

• Chain of Title - The document indicates owners of the property prior to Giaroma Mangini. For the purposes of establishing the existence of a winery in the 1800s, the excerpt indicates his purchase of the property was on the 6th day of October, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Nine- 10/06/1879

• Winery Built In the 1800s - Just north of Hedgeside, Giaroma Mangini, a native of Genoa, planted forty-five acres in vines, including some Riesling, in the early 1880s. In 1889 he erected a small stone winery and that year crushed his first vintage. He continued to make wine until the turn of the century. The winery, though still standing, has been inactive since that time.

                                                                            - A History Of The Napa Viticultural District, by Ernest P. Peninou.

• Winery Eligibility and Establishment - Via Napa Country Code of Ordinances 15.52.030, 15.52.035, 15.52.037 and 18.104.245

• Historic Ghost Winery

• Vineyard

• Country Estate

• Farm

• Investment 

Historic Ghost Winery

  • Ghost Wineries - The term is used to describe a winery that was built between 1860 and 1900 and abandoned in the early 20th century as the wine industry was crippled by the vine pest phylloxera, followed by the one-two punch of Prohibition and the Great Depression. Before Prohibition, there were more than 700 wineries in California. Following its repeal 14 years later, only 40 wineries remained. The few that were able to stay in business did so by selling sacramental wine and grapes for home winemaking, or outright bootlegging. Many of the abandoned buildings remained vacant for decades, falling into ruin. As Napa's wine industry stirred again mid-century, some of these ghost wineries were resurrected. Some are now thriving wineries that welcome visitors; others are private homes. Today, approximately 65 of California's "ghost wineries" have been restored. -Wine Speed by Karen Macneil
  • On Monticello Road, at your left a half mile past Vichy Avenue, is the anonymous mystery ghost, a two story stone cellar surrounded by weed, for whose identity and history I have searched fruitlessly for the past ten years. -Ghost Wineries of Napa Valley by Irene W. Haynes
  • Other known Ghost Wineries- Far Niente, Hall Wines, Chateau Montelena, Napa Wine Company and Vine Cliff.


  • Surveys Conducted - Biological Report conducted for ECP by Northwest Biosurvey
  • Plantable Acreage- 1.84 +/- acres deemed plantable by Northwest Biosurvey
  • Land - Primarily clear, flat land with some canopy clearance
  • Water - Rob Thompson, renown well-witcher has mapped 3 locations which he deems the possibility of a 30-45 GPM well at a depth of 400-500ft. The locations are not in MST zone (areas the county does not permit drilling for groundwater)

Country Estate Property

  • Zoned - Residential Country
  • Estate Property Build - Main House, 1200 sq.ft. House, 1000 sq.ft. Guest Cottage and pool
  • Land - Primarily clear, flat land with some canopy clearance
  • City Services - City water, electric and gas
  • Location - Country Living minutes away from City Life


Zoned Residential Country, the property may also be used for:
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Public Stables


  • House - 7 bedroom, 2 bathroom 2,665 sq.ft. Farmhouse
  • Monthly Income - The Farmhouse is divided into 2 rental units generating a combined rent of $4,500/ month
  • Monthly Operation Expenses + Tax/insurance= $1,450/month

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2176 Monticello Road, Napa, CA

Amali Svien

DRE #02108763
707-363-9976 Email Me

About Amali

Jennifer Long

DRE #01881030
707-287-7077 Email Me

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