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NFL legend Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, have listed their 500-acre wine country spread for $49 million. (Jim Bartsch)

Football great Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, have listed their 500-acre estate, with acreage in Sonoma County's wine country, for $49 million.

The Calistoga property includes a 9,700-square-foot Tuscan-inspired main house, an equestrian center, two year-round creeks, a pond, a regulation-sized basketball court, a skeet shooting range, a caretaker's residence, a guesthouse, a swimming pool with a spa, a gym, a boccie ball court and a producing olive farm.


FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story referred to the estate as only being in Sonoma County. Its acreage includes parts of Sonoma and Napa counties.

The main house has a loggia open to the outdoors, a sitting room in an upstairs tower and a climate-controlled wine cellar and tasting room. There are three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.

Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the home has a courtyard with hand-painted frescoes, antique statues and fountains. The Montanas often take guests up in the outdoor viewing tower, which has panoramic views of Mount Saint Helena and Knights Valley.

Montana, 53, started his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 and was with the team through 1992. He played two more years with the Kansas City Chiefs. The quarterback was a three-time Super Bowl MVP, among other honors, and a four-time Super Bowl champ.

Coldwell Banker Previews International and Pacific Union/Christie's Great Estates have the listing at www.villamontanaestate.com.

lauren.beale@latimes.com