For well over one hundred years, intrepid travelers have trekked over Howell Mountain to reach Guenoc Valley. Langtry Farms property is vast, encompassing some thirty-five square miles of epic terrain, where untamed flora and fauna still abound. Our namesake, Lillie Langtry, flamboyant British theatre star, purchased the property sight unseen in 1888. On her first visit, she arrived in St. Helena aboard her lavish private railroad car, then embarked with a small fleet of stagecoaches carrying her entourage and paramour, Freddie Gebhard. Raised as a tomboy, she was quite a horsewoman. She also made wine, which she proclaimed the “greatest claret in the country.” The picturesque estate consists of 22,000 acres and straddles both Lake and Napa Counties. Vineyards are limited to 400 prime acres.
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