Joe Montana came out of the University of Notre Dame legacy of NFL quarterbacks as a lightly regarded pro prospect and was drafted in the third round by the San Francisco 49ers in 1979. He became one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history with eight Pro Bowl selections and two NFL MVP awards. Joe absolutely dominated the 1980s with Super Bowl championships in 1981, 84, 88 and 89 . In 2006, Joe was named the number one clutch quarterback of all-time by Sports Illustrated.
Pro football fans know what Joe Montana was able to accomplish on a football field, but one of the most impressive items on his off-the-field resume is his Villa Montana estate and vineyard in Calistoga, California that he is trying to sell. Joe's place is located on 500 acres of prime Napa Valley real estate with three bedrooms, four baths and nearly 10,000 square feet. It was built in 2003 and is located in the heart of California’s wine country where Joe and his wife, Jennifer produce an award-winning Montagia wine. It retails for up to $80 a bottle.
Although Villa Montana is one of the most expensive homes in the United States, it has a lot going for it. In addition to the fabulous home, land, and vineyard, there is also an equestrian stable, a skeet shooting range, pool, guest house and an olive farm. Joe was originally asking $49 million (as a former 49er, he might think that is his lucky number) but has reduced the price to $35 million. In today's housing market, Joe could use a bit of Irish luck.