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Calistoga’s Bennett Lane Winery, owned by car racing legend Randy Lynch since 2002, is for sale with a listing price of $30 million.

The fully operational 50,000-gallon winery is best known for producing cabernet sauvignon and red and white blends. Located off Highway 128 near Tubbs Lane on the west side of town, the facility includes a tasting room, a barrel storage building and a commercial kitchen.

The grounds also feature about seven acres of cabernet sauvignon vineyards.

In a posting to the winery’s website, Lynch and his wife Lisa wrote that in the decades since purchasing the property, their children have grown and now have families of their own.

“We are so proud of what we have built with our team at Bennett Lane Winery, but it has come time for us to pass the torch,” they wrote. “We are excited about the prospect of entrusting this property to someone who will continue its legacy of excellence in the Napa Valley.”

In recent months several notable winery deals have been completed, including the acquisition of St. Helena’s Rombauer Vineyards by E. & J. Gallo in August, a private transaction thought to have cost around $750 million.

Realtor Yvonne Rich is the listing agent for the winery.

Randy Lynch, inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2013, competed in drag racing events during the 1960s and later served as a crew chief on a NASCAR team.

Lynch is a good friend and a former sponsor of Parnelli Jones, the winner of the 1963 Indianapolis 500. Bennett Lane Winery became the first winery to fully own and sponsor a NASCAR team in 2004 when Lynch backed Jones, who was then 70, in an event held at the Sonoma Raceway.

“Wine is something I came into later in life,” Lynch said following his induction into the Stock Car Hall of Fame. “But racing is something I've been involved with since I was a teenager. It was very exciting to have blended my two passions right here among the vines.”

The Bennett Lane Winery was originally known as Vigil Vineyards. It was later purchased by Whitehall Lane Winery owner Tom Leonardini, who renamed it for the country lane just north of the property.

Randy and Lisa Lynch owned an advertising and marketing business based in Danville. They bought a second home on Tubbs Lane around 2002 and then the winery shortly after.

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