Nicholas Carriger Estate and Winery, Estate of the Day
Back in 1847 when California was a golden, unshaped dream, Nicholas Carriger purchased over 1,000 acres of land from General Vallejo. Carriger used his land for farmland, raising cattle and planting orchards and vineyards. Now the heart of the land that was originally purchased by Carriger with gold dust mined during the California Gold Rush is back up for sale. Today the main home sits on 16 acres. The home was restored a few years back and has three master suites, a country kitchen, formal dining room and a pool. The property also includes a smaller home originally built for Carriger's daughter, horse barns and a 10,000 sq. ft. winery building that was completely restored in 2001. It's currently home to law offices and is rented out for special events but the winery is permitted for 5,000 case production and a tasting room and is waiting for the right owner with a sense of history and a taste for adventure. It is listed at $5.9 million.
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