Once In A Lifetime

Private Country Vineyard Estate of Legendary Entertainer & Media Mogul


This is a lifestyle property that brings in a considerable income, creates several hobbies and starts legacies. This property was owned, designed and built by a media mogul who also was a country singer legend. It can accommodate the space and elegance for a car collector, art collector. It is perfect for a CEO who needs to have meetings at his estate for his business and friends. It is for someone who needs helicopter landing without hassling restrictions. Impress your business associates with your own private white sand beach on the most beautiful leg of the Stanislaus River where you can fly fish or catch trout. Main residence has expanse flat areas for company parties, weddings, concerts. There are no restrictions for anything…people, parking, noise, fireworks, etc. There is ample water and electrical outlets throughout the entire property. Custom made for the successful man who wants his own piece of private paradise but does not want to be miles away from civilization. Less than 10 minutes away are grocery stores, post offices, boutique shops, drug stores, laundry/dry cleaning, auto-care, building supplies, garden supplies, Home Depot, specialty shops, deli, yogurt, restaurants, Starbucks, medical/dental, veterinarian, office supply, auto-care.

The Main Residence Estate and Private Providence:

Full scale regulation tennis court with professional evening lighting (non-blinding) enclosed in protective hedges surrounded by park like setting mature ornamental trees and spectacular picturesque oak trees. The Inside Courts Parklike setting includes pathways that connect the rose garden, a walled private corner garden with rock fountain/pool surrounded by fragrant foliage, low care flowering annuals, crepe myrtle trees in river rock planters, flowing birch trees, Chinese pistachio, rare cork oak, weeping willows, flowering magnolias, a Fruit Court consisting of year round fruiting trees (Eureka lemon, Valencia orange, Pink grapefruit, pear, plum, fig, pomegranate, persimmons, apricot, peach) Stunning mature oaks throughout  property.

Private Entrance:

Drive lined with box hedges doubles as a beautiful serene walking path “The Loop” and extending and winding to a rock lined pathway alongside the long bladed grassy bank that lead to olive groves …all leading up to the main residence. The main entrance drive is impressive lined with box hedges and artistically trunked Frantoio olive trees gathered gracefully in a grove. The drive also doubles as The Loop — a dramatic walking path that branches off to an extended winding rock pathway along the side of a grassy bank. The drive makes a slight turn up a very gentle grade through majestic oaks and ornamental swimming pool with fountain finally revealing the Main Residence.

Uniquely Original:

Decorative lighting is provided by double and triple globed ornamental street lights from the early 1900’s in Los Angeles. Lights also serve as a vast and efficient security feature and are synchronized to the main gate entrance.

World Class:

Walnut groves surround “The Loop” and make a tranquil private access to the Stanislaus River just a short stroll away. The river is full of bass, trout and other game and adds another dimension of privacy and recreation.

Room to Roam:

Just beyond the high buff colored wall that surrounds the main residence and grounds is the Frantoio olive tree lined vineyard that not only provides an income but also a walking path through vistas and unusual points of interests that surround the vineyard. Vineyard is custom contoured to duplicate the rolling hills of the Napa Valley vineyards. Here you can walk, jog, bike, ride dirt bikes or other RTV’s and explore Hawk Tree, Coyote Hollow, Ocean Beach Road, Merlot Road, Viognoir Road, Sycamore Lane, Olivewood Road. You will think you are on vacation every time you explore the vineyard and its points of interest. The vineyard is 140+ acres of mature vines planted by Duarte with Freedom rootstock. Reserved for the owner is an Armenian table grape of Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot and Viognior.  All varieties are highly sought after for their unique character due to the rare existence of a cooling breeze that originates that funnels up from the Fairfield/Suisun coastal region. Vineyard features an economical natural gas pump that can pump amazing tons of water. The vineyard waters in 4 sections and is irrigated via on the ground drip hose/emitters. Pump house is clean, accessible and well located. Deep well has been meticulously maintained. Olivewood is located in District 11 of the appellation designation.  Entrance to the vineyard is through a high-tech wireless automated ornamental iron gate flanked by pillars and Mediterranean-styled amber lanterns. Gate is also on a security system and lighted keypad with cell phone application.  The winding road through the vineyard is a well-manicured, wide paved road lined with Colombian Sycamore trees that form a “tunnel” of shade in the spring/summer/fall leading to the main residence.  All trees are on drip irrigation. Vineyard is located on a semi-private country lane. Road can accommodate large trucks with total access to all areas on property.

Privacy Plus:

Located off the vineyard entrance road is a 2-story 3,000 square foot Vineyard Villa a rustic Italian-esque villa consisting of 7 full scale bedrooms light and bright all with vineyard/mountain view vistas. The Vineyard Villa has a comfortable open floor plan complete with kitchen, dining area and great room that opens right up into the vineyard through French doors. Two master bedrooms are uniquely located at vineyard level with French doors allowing access and views directly to the vineyard. The Vineyard Villa can be used for family, guests, or retreat center. All rooms have individual European heating/air conditioning units, large closet/storage areas, natural exposed beams provide fragrance of a mountain lodge. The Vineyard Villa is situated in the middle of the acres of gently rolling vineyards so you, your family, guests or corporate associates can experience the beauty and serenity of living where the wine begins – in the vines!

Main Residence:

A world class architect designed the home from the early Spanish mission at San Juan Capistrano. This one-level romantic yet sturdy home has top quality construction rarely found these days. All the best construction and materials. Rare interior/exterior venetian plaster by renowned Los Angeles based artisan James Cole. The home and surrounds were built by craftsman whose forefathers brought their skills from the old world, much like the Amish people.  Even the smallest detail is unlike anything ever seen i.e., the cabinets are finished out underneath and behind.  Built in 2000. Approx. 3000 sq. feet. Raised concrete foundation. Windows are arched casement style. Roof is hip configuration, moderately pitched, clay barrel tile. Ceilings are 12 feet high, creating spacious atmosphere. Accents of clear heart redwood, copper, marble and tile, Venetian plaster, custom paint finishes.  The house stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer without a utility bill. Centerpiece: Massive Great Room fireplace and mantle. (Fireplace consists of unheard of old world construction) Superior custom construction with multi-step crown moldings and wood baseboards with milled trim. Floor is pegged oak plank. Doors are custom paneled with cove trim and door hardware is antique bronzed.  Lighting is recessed with accent spotlighting, dining room chandelier with crystals, custom Casablanca ceiling fans.  Cabinetry is hand finished wood with counter-tops of highest quality granite with profile edge. Back-splashes are solid marble. Sub Zero refrigerators/freezer (2 full sized), Thermador cook top with grill/coals, double ovens, and Miele dishwasher, ice-maker. Bathrooms have pegged oak plank floors, limestone counter-tops. A large deep soaking custom contoured bathtub, walk in marble/limestone shower with window, custom wood vanity cabinets with ample storage. Attached garage is 2,100 square feet (parking for several cars depending on configuration with very high ceiling with designer lighting, Venetian plaster, painted floor, and high-quality storage areas with abundant shelving and convenient outlets.  Additional high-quality shelving and cabinetry above sink surrounded by marble in handy location. Copper garage doors. Lutron canned lighting throughout entire house including all closets, in garage and storage areas with built ins. Storage areas are finished out in Venetian plaster and have the same old-world hardware on door, locks and hinges.

Land Area:

The Main Residence is 10+ acres located on rare vista/bluff area of 5 acres. Lighted regulation sized tennis court, swimming pools with fountains, fruit and ornamental trees/flowers, expansive flat-work, privacy/security walls, landscaping, fountain, rock fountain and prayer garden. Authentic ornamental light/lampposts from the original Los Angeles streets provide light as well as beauty/interest and are on automatic timer and security gate as well as manual operation. Statuesque oaks are positioned artistically and do not block the view. A rare cork oak and even rarer Blue Oak canopy over strategic areas providing beauty and shade. Crystal pure water (ranked the best in the nation) is provided by onsite domestic wells and sewer is provided by onsite septic tanks. The property has no problems with water deficiencies and is immune to drought.  Entrance to main residence through the vineyard (paved tree lined picturesque road) or enter through the main entrance- a tiled driveway, with over scale ornamental iron gate* (historical value), large pillars with grand-scale upscale statuary pots with vineyard motif.  Lighting and security monitoring camera equipped with intercom to main house accompany this main entrance treatment. Residence cannot be seen from road, or entrances, or vineyard– exclusively private and secure. Vineyard entrance has elegant wrought iron amber lamps affixed on oversized columns that house wrought iron gate. High tech wireless entry allows entry to visitors via your cell phone. All vineyard roads are tastefully paved and lined with Colombian sycamore trees that form a tunnel canopy providing shade and a unique feeling as you drive in the mile-long drive along the vineyard to vineyard house or main residence. Residence features open great room, covered and open patios/verandas with exquisite granite/limestone/marble coverings, inner, front and back Italian-esque courtyard featuring large wall mounted fountain. In Ground swimming pools, spas, fountains and official lighted tennis court. Stone and paved walking paths, and natural hiking trails surround the main residence showing off its full complement of land scapings.


This vineyard showcase property is an energy efficient “Smart Vineyard” and “Smart CEO Resort.” Frantoio olive trees (premier oil bearing trees) can be used commercially. Full sized additional housing (Vineyard Villa) NEW!! Can be used as a Tasting Room and lodging/retreat. Attractive income potential. Fabulous views. Pool bath has elegant travertine and tile with veranda and extra room. Paved blacktopped/stone work/tree lined entry gates/lights/security. Property is walled. Entirely private and secluded. Fountains Storage Units Security Lighting Natural river rocks Concrete pad/loading Excellent Location Views Near town/facilities Can be re-entitled Income producing Superior Quality Suitable for horses Fully developed renderings for home expansion completed and available Tree lined entry Pre-wired electrical to supply another 30,000-sq. ft. home, facility, etc. Centrally located


1 1/2 hours from San Francisco, 2 hours from Sierra’s (Lake Tahoe), 4 hours from Los Angeles, 1 hour from Sacramento, 2 hours from Monterey/Carmel, 45 minutes to nearest ski resort. No traffic. Nearby airports: Oakdale 15 minutes, Modesto 30 minutes, Sacramento 1hour, San Francisco 2 hours, Oakland 1 1/2, hours. Merced, 45 minutes south, where Google owner operates Boutique Air with service to LAX via private jet for $69. Departs several times per day 7 days a week. Free ample safe parking. *Main entrance features a historically famous gate. Details upon request. Vineyard production upon request. Olive oil production upon request.

Vineyard of Utmost Quality:

Irrigation System Deep well 16-inch casing, 265 feet deep with potential to pump 3,200 gallons per minute.  Pure artesian water. Natural gas Cummins motor pump outputs 1,800 gallons per minute and filtering system. ECONOMICAL!!! (Most vineyards are run by electricity with substantially higher costs that eat into profits!!!) Ranch is irrigated in 2 block sequences on the ground drip system with soaker hoses.


Varieties featured are Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier. Root stock: Freedom Vigorous production: Viognier, Syrah and Merlot trellis have 2 cross wires 24 inch and the upper cross arm is at 42 inches The Viognier, Syrah and Merlot have a total of 6 trellis wires The Viognier spacing is 4′ X 11′, cardon 12 gauge with the hanging wire being 13-gauge Merlot spacing is 4.5′ X 11′. Cabernet is a single cross arm with two 12-gauge cordon wires.  The spacing is 5′ X 11′ soil chuloak a well-drained soil with fine sandy loam mixture with alluvial fans. Rolling terrain with nutrient-rich river bottom land, virgin land, never been farmed before. Organized, paved roads security lighting and camera with infra-red night vision. Wrought iron entry gates with decorative lighting with security keypads. Main entrance to vineyard on tree lined canopied (shaded) paved road.

Vineyard Villa:

A 7 bedroom, 3 bath rustic Tuscanesque tasting room with lodging, retreat, family gatherings, conferences, parties. Income potential.  Located in the center of the vineyard with views of mountains and skyscapes. Large concrete pad hosts outdoor entertainment/parking. Can seat 500 people. Established vineyard. The vineyard was planted in 1999 by the highest quality vineyard professionals. The vineyard has always been under the care of a vineyard manager for various seasonal tasks of cultivation through harvest time. Vineyard manager takes care of olive trees as well. Vineyard tasks include: pruning, spraying, shoot thinning, leaf thinning, watering, negotiating and securing contracts for selling/hauling grapes for harvest, winery relations, pump maintenance, tree maintenance in vineyard and safety procedures for workers while on the premises. Vineyard manager takes care of all aspects of the vineyard and the premises around the vineyard i.e., gates, roads, trees, bushes, weeds, signage, vehicles, heavy equipment, burn pile and permits, etc. Owner also can cultivate/produce/bottle/private label/market the Frantoio olives for premium olive oil. This variety of olive is rare and highly sought after and can be produced at nearby processor and sold in higher end grocery stores. Situated in the Olivewood Estate vineyards of 140 acres is a 2-story 3,000 square foot Vineyard Villa – a fully furnished rustic Italian-esque villa consisting of 7 full scale bedrooms – light and bright – all with vineyard/mountain view vistas. The Vineyard Villa has a comfortable open floor plan complete with kitchen, dining area and great room that opens right up into the vineyard through French doors. Master bedroom with its own bathroom, is uniquely located at vineyard level allowing access and views directly to the vineyard just steps away. The Vineyard Villa can be used for family, guests, or retreat center. All rooms have individual European heating/air conditioning units, large closets/storage areas, wood floors, natural exposed beams provide fragrance of a mountain lodge. Access to pools, lighted tennis court, private river access, walking paths, prayer garden/pond, 10-acre parklike setting.