Joe Montana Selling Sonoma Retreat for $49 Million

It’s a price that reflects his former team’s name — coincidence or intentional? Former San Francisco 49er quarterback great Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, have put their Sonoma wine country home — that extends into both Napa and Sonoma counties — on the market for $49 million.

Located outside of Calistoga, CA, “Villa Montana” is a 9,700 sq ft Tuscan villa-style estate, which was inspired by the Montana’s love of Italy. It sits on 500 acres of lush, wine country land, with creeks, wide-open views and even a private pond stocked with fish. The grounds also include an equestrian center, a full-sized basketball court, skeet shooting range, gym, pool and spa.

The Montanas have moved to the Thousand Oaks, CA, area reportedly to be closer to their football playing sons, although someone’s geography doesn’t jive since Nick Montana is attending will attend the University of Washington and brother, Nate, is at Notre Dame. left Notre Dame to play at Pasadena Community College.

Nevertheless, the Montanas have listed their property for the a sum that will be a record for the county — if they get it. According to the Press-Democrat

A sale even in the ballpark of the asking $49 million price would be a record for the county. The most expensive home sales recorded on the county’s Multiple Listing Service were two properties that went for $15 million each in 2001, according to Rick Laws of Coldwell Banker in Santa Rosa.

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