Julia Child's home in France has recently hit the market, but the commute to visit La Pitchoune may be a bit much for most Philadelphia-area residents to bear. And so we thought we might find some country estates in our own backyard that feature room for one of Julia's favorite ingredients: wine.

402/404 Rockwood Path, New Hope
$7,990,000
Wine situation
: How does a 1,000-bottle capacity, climate-controlled cellar and tasting room grab you? If you'd rather, you can also sip your wine in the adjacent bar or on one of several terraces.
Julia situation: Double ovens, double dishwashers, high-end range and fridge, plus separate room for your china.

1032 Creamery Road, Newtown
$2,950,000
Wine situation:
With room for more than 6,000 bottles, it's practically a bomb shelter for oenophiles.
Julia situation: The kitchen boasts four ovens and a separate butler's pantry full of commercial-grade appliances including a second dishwasher and second refrigerator.

1833 Aquetong Road, New Hope
$2,250,000
Wine situation:
A darling tasting room is finished to cozy bistro perfection. Just outside is a home theater if you need a show to go along with dinner.
Julia situation: Simple, open, with a farmhouse sink and lots of counter space. Julia would have been right at home here.

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