An exceptional wine cellar is often one of the most essential amenities sought after by wine lovers who are interested in purchasing a new home. Offering both an ideal temperature and darkness, two key components, wine cellars help to ensure that fine wines age gracefully. When a good wine is stored well, over time it will not only improve in its complexity of flavors and aromas, but it will improve in value as well. Here are six properties for wine enthusiasts now on the market.
Stunning 1940 Estate, New Canaan, CT
Set atop a gorgeous sunny hill, this property invites guests to explore its 10+ acres of grounds during the afternoon, including its sweeping green lawns rolling down to the reservoir, and later return indoors for a pleasant evening of entertainment and wine. A charming wine cellar is found within the 5,443 square-foot interior of this immaculately maintained Colonial-style home. Built in 1940, the residence offers five bedrooms and five full and two half baths.
A Magical Home for All Seasons, Darien, CT
Enjoying a lovely rural atmosphere with Gorham’s Pond frontage, this home resides on its own peninsula and is complete with a kayak launch area and views of the abundant wildlife. Inside, the four-bedroom, four and a half-bath residence continues to evoke country splendor, including a soaring stone fireplace in the welcoming family room. The area marks an excellent place for trying out a new white or red from the wine cellar.
Your New Dream Home, Greenwich, CT
Ashfield Manor, an elegant Colonial-style home situated in the sought-after community of Conyers Farm, represents luxury living at its finest. The grand 14,000 square-foot interior is the picture of timeless classic style, ideal for both entertaining and daily living. Matching the stateliness and refined atmosphere of the rest of the home, the graceful wine cellar is perfect for the collector of exceptional wines.
Baronial Stone Manor, Purchase, NY
This stunning stone estate offers an oversized wine cellar that provides a great setting for offering tastings to visitors, complete with an enormous center island under the curved ceiling. The property is outfitted with plenty of other amazing amenities as well, including a 3,000 square-foot terrace with views over the property and babbling brook, sheer descent waterfall, 20’ x 50’ pool with spa, and top-of-the-line systems.
Stunning Brick and Limestone Estate, Middlebury, CT
This well-crafted property has been meticulously constructed with careful attention to every detail, from the kitchen’s custom carved cabinetry and tumbled travertine floor to the Brazilian cherry hardwood and iron staircase and the polished marble floors in the entry foyer. The wine cellar is no exception, climate controlled and easily accessible from the dining room so that owner and guests alike can enjoy a fashionable vintner dining experience.