Your Very Own Vintage
Bordeaux, France; $15 million
What: The seven-bedroom château (pictured here) is the pièce de résistance of this working vineyard with acres of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc ready for a perfect Bordeaux blend.
Who: The estate’s original owner, the Count of Seguin, served as an administrator to Emperor Charlemagne in the 700s. Now it’s the headquarters of Carl Wine—a family-owned operation that sells seven varieties produced on-site.
Why: A live-and-work space for the aspiring vigneron, the property has offices and tasting and reception rooms, plus a wine museum for posterity.
Contact: Tancred Lidbury, 44-20/7389-2478
Palace in the Sky
New York; $6.25 million
What: Everything you’d expect from a country estate—six fireplaces, formal dining room and pantry—in three stories on the Upper East Side.
Who: Built in 1908, the apartment belonged to the stepdaughter of socialite Brooke Astor and has been in their family for more than a century.
Why: It’s essentially a big-city oasis.
Contact: Kathleen Coumou, 212-468-7140
From the Bluffs to the Bay
St. Philip, Antigua and Barbuda; $4.25 million
What: Eleven and a half acres of undeveloped property that stretches from the cliffs to the shore.
Why: Half Moon Bay National Park’s pristine sand and surf are—literally—right around the bend.
For: The developer with a dream or anyone who needs some space.
Contact: Adam Barrett, 268-562-6042
Deep South, Dark History
Savannah; $3.25 million
What: The quintessential Southern mansion: old-school charm (it dates back to the 1800s) and new-school fixings (elevator, gym, heated pool).
Who: Now owned by Marc Jacobs’s Robert Duffy, it once was home to Jim Williams, of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fame.
Why: With sprawling porches that overlook famed Monterey Square, this is the best address in town.
Contact: Rick Moeser, 561-805-7327
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