The former Lane Knolls municipal golf course at 1129 Dealy Lane in Napa was turned into a 25-acre private estate by legendary Hollywood producer David Wolper (think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Roots) in 1990. And in 1999, onetime Yahoo! president and COO, Jeff Mallett, purchased “Vineyard Knolls” for $5.6 million.
Developed around a NCGA sanctioned nine-hole course, the estate now includes a contemporary 7,500 square-foot main home, a 6,400 square-foot club house (complete with a St. Andrew’s inspired bar overlooking the 9th hole), and an open-air pool pavilion and tennis court.
And while listed for $17.5 million in 2012, but having never sold, Vineyard Knolls has just been re-listed for $9.5 million, a rather “significant price change” (per the listing) of around 45 percent.