Oprah Winfrey's New Mansion Has a 'Wine Mine'

Yes, that is exactly what it sounds like
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Oprah Winfrey's New Mansion Has a 'Wine Mine'
In this Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of the Oprah Winfrey Network's documentary series "Belief" at the TimesCenter in New York.   (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Perhaps you have a wine rack. Maybe even a wine fridge. But unless you are Oprah Winfrey, you probably do not have a "wine mine." What exactly is a wine mine, you ask? It's a 56-foot-long wine cellar that "looks like a mining tunnel, complete with piped-in sounds of creaking wood and dripping water and an antique ore cart," per the Los Angeles Times. The steel ore cart rides on old mine rails, and the room also has computerized flickering lights made to look like lantern light—and the "mine" holds 1,600 bottles. It's just one of the fancy features of Winfrey's new $14 million "ski home" in Telluride, Colo. In keeping with the mining theme, there's also a "faux mining car" that takes people from the mansion to a nearby ski trail, Zillow reports.

The 8,700-square-foot, five-bedroom, 6.5-bath home sits on 3.25 acres, and it also features an observation deck 35 feet in the air that you reach via a treetop-level walkway, a fire pit, a theater, a hot tub, a sauna, two wood-burning fireplaces, a "turret-style tower with 365-degree views," a gym, a glass fiber-optic bridge suspended above the great room that connects the master bedroom to an office, a guesthouse, heaters that keep snow off the driveway, and a high-tech system that allows many parts of the house to be controlled via remote. ("He can water his indoor plants from San Francisco using his iPad," the listing agent says of the previous owner, businessman Bob Wall.) Click to check out some insanely fancy celebrity vacation homes. (More Oprah Winfrey stories.)

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