Castello Ninni - Napa County

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Castello Ninni - Napa County


Castello Ninni brings together all that visitors desire in a wine country experience: a luxurious villa, a secluded setting within the vineyards, and every amenity to enjoy the climate and the lifestyle. All this in a location that is minutes from Michelin-starred restaurants, world-renowned wineries, and the art, music and culture of the fabled Napa Valley.


The magic of the Napa Valley extends beyond its famous wines to the superb estates that are hidden away here. Rarely are travelers given the opportunity to vacation in these extraordinary properties. But in the welcoming spirit of this region, Castello Ninni opens its gracious dwelling to visitors who are seeking a true wine country experience. Located amidst the famed vineyards of St. Helena with clear blue skies overhead that stretch from horizon to horizon, this 9,000-square-foot estate enjoys both peaceful seclusion on over four acres, and an easy access to all the delights and activities Napa Valley is famous for.

Built from locally quarried Syar stone, each element of this 9,000-square-foot estate was personally selected by the owner to create an authentic villa that pays homage to its historic Mediterranean origins and expresses a sense of place, deeply rooted to this special land.

Newly completed, Castello Ninni was designed for the favorable wine country climate and equipped with every contemporary amenity. The expansive loggia with its stone arches runs the length of the home and overlooks the entertainment terrace and pool. Family and friends gather here to relax and spend time together in this congenial space. There is plenty of room for a carefree al fresco meal, and a large flatscreen TV over the outside fireplace is great for viewing sporting events or other programs. There are several outside decks and terraces where guests can share the different vistas, and ramps allow wheelchair access to the home.

Serious swimmers will appreciate the dimensions of the pool, sunbathers can dive in at will to cool off, and families will love to splash and play in the sparkling waters. The jetted, in-pool spa is a wonderful place to linger under a nighttime sky with a million stars above reflected in the waters. The pool has a pebble-sheen bottom, evening lighting and an automatic cover, and it can be heated in 10 minutes. And there is an entrance to a full bathroom inside the home for the pool guests.

The poolside terrace invites celebrations with its broad, open spaces and secluded vistas of surrounding vineyards. Guests can pass through the curved glass doors of the living area to the loggia and the terrace, reveling in the warm breezes. A nearby bocce court offers a convivial challenge for players and spectators can cheer them on from their chaise lounges.


There’s an immediate excitement when you step into Castello Ninni. Tumbled travertine floors, soaring ceilings and columned arches transport you to the grand villas of Europe and create a spectacular entrance into the living area. Extensive windows and arched glass doors stream natural light in, kindling a subtle luminescence in the stone floors and hand-stuccoed walls.

A circular staircase with a braided wrought iron handrail winds up to the mezzanine level and above that to a meditation atelier that looks out in all directions over the vineyards. A sensational wine cellar is located below the main level. Its multiple rooms can be used for small tastings, sit-down dinners at a custom granite table under a covered brick ceiling, and large-scale food and wine affairs. There is a complete kitchen and a full bathroom on this level as well.

The sophisticated furnishings throughout the estate are curated and custom designed for comfort and elegance using natural materials, lush textiles and fine detailing. At one end of the great room on the main floor is a magnificent two-story custom carved fireplace reaching up to the beamed ceiling. The arched mezzanine level looks down into the living area, connecting the two floors visually. A wealth of space gives rise to an array of social environments, from intimate clusters to larger arrangements of artfully styled furnishings that invite conversation and interaction. Tall glass doors join the indoors with the outdoor loggia and pool terrace.

The sunny gourmet kitchen with its granite counters and center island has a lively Mediterranean character that encourages guests to join in the preparation. Raised beds of vegetables and herbs just steps from the door provide fresh ingredients for your meals. Dine together at the communal table that divides the kitchen from the adjacent family room with its cheerful fireplace and relaxed seating area, or gather in the formal dining room under custom chandeliers at the hand-carved marble table.

The main level also contains an office/den with beamed ceilings and a door to the front terrace. In the sleeping wing, there is a full bathroom and two bedrooms—one with a queen bed and the second, a twin, trundle bed with en suite bathroom. Glass doors lead to the junior master, a spacious bedroom suite with fireplace and sitting area, and a French door to the pool terrace. The bathroom has a carved granite vanity and double sinks, jetted tub and stone shower. Each room is luxuriously appointed with the finest linens and bedding and has a flatscreen TV.

The second floor, or mezzanine level, offers an expansive space with beveled walnut wood floors that overlooks the first floor living area. Comfortable couches and chairs, a game table and a flatscreen TV make this a perfect place for playing games or as a media room. There is also the convenience of a “mini” kitchen with a wet bar and sink, dishwasher, wine cooler and microwave.

Beyond are the bedrooms, including the grand master suite, all with different views of the grounds and the surrounding vineyards. Plush carpeting and creamy hues combine with the peaceful vistas to tempt you to stay just a little longer under the fleecy covers of your blissfully comfortable bed. There is a queen bedroom, a king bedroom and a twin bedroom, all with en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom suite with its beamed ceilings and abundant windows is a tranquil haven—a light-filled oasis in the daytime and a romantic retreat at night. Unwind in the flickering glow from a stone fireplace with a glass of Napa’s wonderful wines and share the day’s adventures. Indulge in a spa-like soak in the jetted tub or a revitalizing shower in the chiseled travertine shower. Then, yield to the indulgent pleasure of your sumptuous king bed. The quiet of the countryside and the sweet night sounds of crickets and birds will lull you to sleep.

In the morning, climb the winding staircase to the third-floor atelier. Built as a meditative space, it is an inspirational setting. Its 360-degree views let you watch the day begin as the sun rises and the fresh air of morning awakens your senses. Follow the sun’s track overhead as the warm fields come to life. And, as evening falls, choose this room to experience the full range of brilliant colors as the sun sets over the western horizon.

Welcome to Castello Ninni.


Property Highlights

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7+ Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12