The Newmans began house-hunting in the scenic country in the foothills surrounding Santa Barbara in 2005. Their three-story, Southern Victorian-style house overlooks 20 acres of land.
Jorian Hill has grenache, syrah and viognier vineyards. The small-lot, boutique-style wines have earned respect from critics.
The house has a white wood exterior and a wraparound porch. It was built in 1991, and it has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
A more formal lawn and garden was replaced with drought-tolerant plants and grasses. Mr. Newman and his younger son, Reed, walking the grounds with the family dogs.
Inside, windows abound, creating a natural, light-filled interior. The kitchen features blue and white hand-painted tiles.
In the living room hangs a 2005 sculpture by Maura Bendett entitled, "Black Mushrooms," which was commissioned by the Newmans.
The property had also been an ostrich farm and the first major renovation turned a cinderblock ostrich nursery into a 2,500-bottle wine cellar.
Flaubert, left, and Vlade are part of a beloved menagerie that includes Arcauna chickens, Babydoll sheep and a pair of Nigerian Pygmy goats.
The estate's recreational features fit into the natural topography. The solar-heated pool and whirlpool on the backyard terrace
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