Visiting a winery is great, but it’s a fleeting experience. The way to remedy that is to buy your own prosecco vineyard in Italy. The Friuli wine estate, located in the province of Pordenone near Venice, is for sale for $13.6 million. It might sound steep, but when you consider that it has almost 50 acres of vineyard, an outdoor pool, a dozen dwellings including an 18th-century manor villa, it may be worth the expense. Also, you’ll never run to the liquor store for prosecco ever again.
The 267-acre estate is composed of several historic buildings and, of course, comes with a prosecco vineyard that produces DOC Prosecco (DOC means “designation of controlled origin”). As the new owner of the estate, you will be responsible for overseeing production of the prosecco. Since the vineyards produce about 400 tons of grapes each year, this is quite a task.
When you’re not knee-deep in grapes, you can enjoy any of the property’s 10 habitable houses, some of which date back to the 15th century. The largest house, the Gastaldia, has 13 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. There’s also a landscaped garden, chapel, two-story bar, 16th-century watermill, and three stables. It’d be like buying a small village full of good wine.
The estate is currently being used as an accommodation business and events venue, though as the new owner, you’d be free to use it however you wish.
More details about the property can be found on the official Christie’s listing.