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Bennett Valley Vineyard Estate Parcel

This 80 Acre Bennett Valley Vineyard Estate parcel is absolutely gorgeous!  It has 42+/- acres planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot with a vineyard lease to Jackson Family Wines that pays $275,000 a year with 5 years left to its original term.  Jackson Family wines uses the fruit from this vineyard for some of its most sought after labels such as La Crema.  If you would rather have the fruit for your own winery rather than the lease, it is possible to negotiate that as well.

The land is gentle and rolling located in the heart of Bennett Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys Sonoma County has to offer.  Bennett Valley has become very popular for anyone who wants to live in a beautiful wine country setting but prefers to stay away from the congestion and tourism other similar valleys have with all of their wineries such as Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley in Healdsburg about 25 minutes North.

Kenwood, Glen Ellen and downtown Santa Rosa are all just 15 minutes or less from this location.  Also, access to San Francisco is made easy by driving over the adjacent hill right into Petaluma missing all of 101, Rohnert Park and Hwy 12 traffic.  The Golden gate bridge is only 45 minutes away.

This 80-acre parcel is zoned 20-acre minimum parcel sizes and has been extensively studied in the past to be split into 4 build-able parcels. Or just build your estate home on one of its gorgeous view building sites and enjoy the setting and income produced by the 42+/- acre vineyard.

This is a stunning parcel and a great income opportunity that won’t last long.  It’s perfect for someone wanting to build their dream estate without any flaws that could limit the amount of money a sensible developer would spend creating something magnificent here.  It’s a great investment for its desirability as it is now, for its potential to subdivide and for the vineyard income it generates.

For more information or to schedule a private tour please call Doug Swanson, cell 707-291-4400 or  Craig Sikes, cell 707-322-7300 or click the showing request icon above.

 

Here are some interesting links containing more information and history for Bennett Valley as well as information on Bennett Valley parks for your convenience:

Bennett Valley History and Information

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

 

Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate

Here is the Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate you’re looking for! 

This Sonoma Country Estate offers 10+/- beautiful acres with an architecturally custom 4,100+/- square foot home designed by local architect Gary Tucker, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West.  This home is currently furnished in an Asian style that lends itself well to its Modern design.  Some of the furniture pieces are available for sale first to the Buyer that pursues owning this gorgeous country property.

The modern design of this home lends itself well to many styles of interior décor.  Its rooms are all open and spacious with large view picture windows wrapping each to take advantage of the dramatic countryside and city light views looking down on 3 of Sonoma Counties most desirable valleys; Rincon Valley, Russian River Valley and Riebli Valley.

Situated just 10 minutes from an abundance of shopping choices along with world class restaurants, this property is close-in and yet offers perfect privacy with a dramatic setting that is so desirable and hard to match.  It is in a privately gated community of exclusive country estates and has its own private olive tree lined 1,000-foot driveway that meanders to the property peeling off the main shared road just after the main gate.  Even its private drive offers privacy from neighboring properties and views over Rincon Valley.

Sitting above Rincon Valley, the property looks out over a swath of city lights at night with rural hillsides during the day.  Views from this property extend roughly 30 miles to the west, north, and northeast including year-round sunsets, the Geysers and Mt. St Helena.  From here you can see all the way to Sebastopol and its coastal hills in the distance, Annadel State Park as well as Mt. Taylor Regional preserve near Bennett Valley and wrapping the greater countryside of Santa Rosa.

The school district here is one of the most sought after in the area including Maria Carrillo High School, Rincon Valley Middle, Hidden Valley and Proctor Terrace Elementary Schools, just to name a few.  Cardinal Newman High School is also nearby offering a private school option with as highly accredited sports and educational programs sought after by many families for their kids.

The spacious eagles nest Master Suite has a gas fireplace accentuated by its dramatic views and luxurious bath that takes in serene Japanese Gardens and looks out over the green energy efficient partially planted roof featuring periwinkle and succulents.

The amazing cook’s kitchen has a large Viking gas cooktop with six burners and grill and Viking hood vent, separate Monogram refrigerator and freezer, double oven, standard and wine dishwashers, prep and baking stations, hot water dispenser, two disposals, bamboo flooring, custom cabinetry as well as tons of storage.  No chef would ever be wanting when preparing gourmet meals in this kitchen.

Privacy is afforded to your guests in this home having a separate guest wing with two en-suite bedrooms overlooking the Japanese gardens, the planted roof-top and long views beyond.  The powder room features a distinctive concrete countertop and marble basin.  The large office overlooking the great room was purposely designed for two with built in desks and bookcases.  This space has the perfect light for computers and the right mix of privacy and view-scapes making for a very productive office space to work in at any time of day or night.  Plus, there is a spacious activity room for exercise, projects, or added bedroom.

One of the main wine country features of this exquisite home is its 1,500-bottle climate-controlled redwood wine cellar central to living and dining areas on the main entry floor.  This wine cellar is a must-have especially considering that this property offers its own wine making opportunity with ‘Antonina’s Vineyard’ and its variety of plantings including Petite Syrah, Syrah, Cab Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and more all described in detail below.  For wine enthusiasts, you can create your own wines in multiple varietals and store them for the pleasure of you and your guests in this exquisite wine cellar.  There is space afforded for wine making using the third bay in the garage if desired.

This home was designed to include an abundance of closet and storage space throughout all its rooms including a basement area for tools and storage.  There are 3-separate heating/cooling units, 1 for each zone within the home, and a circulating hot water system throughout the house.  This home is also wired for a back-up generator unit servicing critical items such as the kitchen, refrigerators, freezer, well, wine-cellar, etc.  Other features of this home include a large 5000 gallon water tank hidden behind bamboo, fire hydrant, interior fire sprinkler system with alarm, 1000 gallon in-ground propane storage tank with propane piped to BBQ and fire pit in Japanese garden, in-wall/ceiling speakers and electronics throughout wired to a central equipment closet (including satellite and internet), central vacuum system with 2 kitchen “dustpans” and more…  It has a large hot tub privately located on the side yard perched over city light views.  It has cantilever decks wrapping the home with easy access for entertaining.

The landscaping and grounds include a beautiful pool looking out over the valleys, palm trees, 20 Italian variety olive trees, as well as plum, figs, citrus, pomegranate, persimmon and quince.  A tool shed is provided for the vineyard and yardwork tools as well as holding the lawn tractor and other equipment.  Enjoy the picnic table at the property’s 1,000-foot elevation on its ridge line which captures a magical view to the coast.  Stroll or drive up Plum Ranch Road past conservation open space and neighboring vineyards with views to forever.  The setting here is one of peace and quiet serenity giving you a sense of ease and a calm center.  Families of hawks fly overhead and screech occasionally.

Antonina’s Vineyard – 5400 Plum Ranch Road

This small vineyard of 865 vines on 4 by 6 spacing with bilateral cordon trellising and cane pruning has a southwest exposure with a 15% grade.  This vineyard (1 commercial acre) is under year to year contracts and has consistently produced award-winning wines.  It rests at 1,000 feet elevation on volcanic soils in the new Fountaingrove District AVA.  The vineyard is registered as a commercial vineyard with Sonoma County and is certified sustainable.  Eight different varieties are planted, mostly Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah, and Syrah.  Smaller plantings include Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier, Semillon, and Sauvignon Blanc.

See the ‘Vineyard Vine Count, Varietal, Clone/Rootstock’ informational spreadsheet available in the Flyer & Reports tab of this website for additional information.

Grapes are sold to small boutique producers and home winemakers.  All grapes have been sold by annual contract (or kept for the owner’s home wine production) since the vineyard’s third leaf in 2010.  The vineyard has produced numerous award-winning wines including Petite Syrah that was best red wine at a recent Sonoma County Harvest Fair Amateur Wine Competition.  The vineyard is designed to break even financially.  There is a backup vineyard management company for spraying and work the owners have chosen to hire out.  The current owners enjoy farming this vineyard themselves and have done most of the critical processes together including fruit drop and harvest.  The vineyard is fitted for full irrigation by zone, but typically very little irrigation is needed.  Harvest here generally begins in early September and is finished around mid-October.  Total vineyard production in tons for the past few years is:

2013               3.46  tons

2014               3.42  tons

2015               2.48  tons

2016               2.02  tons

2017                3.16  tons

This vineyard could easily produce more fruit, but the current owners have strived instead for the highest quality by minimizing grape production to enhance fruit quality.  They mostly have repeat customers that are delighted with the vineyard’s grapes.  Most contracts are locked in by spring.  Even though this vineyard is small, its owners are members of the Fountaingrove District Winegrowers Association and participate with the Sonoma County Winegrowers Commission.

This is truly a premier Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate 2nd to none currently offered on the market today.

5400 Plum Ranch Road MLS info

Here are some informational links to area parks, restaurants and other Sonoma County activities:

Local Activities:

Things to do in Sonoma County

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Bodega Bay

Charles M. Schultz Museum

Lake Sonoma

Luther Burbank Center

Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Farmers Market

Sonoma County Farmers Markets

Santa Rosa Restaurants

Robert Ferguson Observatory

Parks:

Spring Lake

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Sugarloaf Stargazing

Armstrong Woods

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

Surrounding Area & Wine Country:

Healdsburg.com

Sonoma County/Healdsburg.com

Healdsburg Wineries

Healdsburg Restaurants

Healdsburg Parks, Beaches & Activities

Healdsburg Upcoming Events

Top 10 Windsor restaurants

Windsor Town Green

Kenwood Restaurants

Glen Ellen Restaurants

To set up a private showing for this Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate please call Doug Swanson 707-291-4400 or click on the showing request icon above.  I would be happy

 

 

Bennett Valley Vineyard Estate

This is Quintessential wine country living on picturesque Sonoma Mountain Road in Bennett Valley nestled between Glen Ellen, Kenwood and Santa Rosa. This 24.59-acre Bennett Valley Vineyard Estate for sale features a total of 11.3 acres planted consisting of 7.23 acres of Pinot Noir, 2.89 acres of Chardonnay and 1.17 acres of Syrah with estate fruit that has consistently produced estate wines rated between 90-96 points.

This gorgeous property sits adjacent to Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and open space which protect its view shed and privacy forever.  The park offers direct access to 820-acres including a 4-mile section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail that connects to Jack London State Historic Park’s 26-mile trail network for hiking, horseback trail riding and mountain biking.  The Bay Area Ridge Trail is an evolving effort to create 550 miles of continuous public trail that rings San Francisco Bay.  The Ridge Trail begins in the ferns and redwoods on the south fork of Matanzas Creek, then climbs to nearly 2,000 feet through forests of oaks and bay laurels treating hikers to stunning views of peaks surrounding Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley.  Hike or ride your horses directly from your 3-stall horse barn to the many exceptional restaurants in charming Glen Ellen.  Enjoy world class cuisine, viticulture and an equestrian lifestyle from this luxury Sonoma Wine Country Estate!

The vineyard is in 3 AVA’s- Sonoma Mountain, Bennett Valley, and Sonoma Valley.  Wines produced from the vineyard can be labeled as coming from any of the 3 AVAs which is a huge advantage to marketing and bottle pricing.

The main house is 2,460+/- square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.  All the bedrooms have en-suite baths and walk in closets.  It offers vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, a wolf stove, wrap-around porch, perfect privacy and amazing 360-degree views.

The guest house is 1,333+/- square feet with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and an office built above a 3-car garage of equal size.  It’s floor plan consists of a great-room/kitchen combo that looks out on the gorgeous views of the adjacent vineyards and regional park.  It’s tastefully appointed with tile floors, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, granite counter-tops, a view balcony and private outside entrance.

Another advantage to this property is that it is in the Williamson Act which reduces the properties property taxes substantially by preserving the assessed land value at a reduced fixed value for as long as the property remains in the program.

Bennett Valley is very convenient to just about everything Sonoma County has to offer. It’s just minutes to Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Rohnert Park and Green Music Center. Bennett Valley also provides a short drive to the historic wine country plazas within the city of Sonoma as well as Healdsburg, both are just 30 minutes or less away. This location also provides easy access to the 101 in Petaluma making for a short 45-minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. During times of heavy traffic on the 101 this location saves you 30 minutes or more in getting to San Francisco.

Bennett Valley is surrounded by Annadel State Park, Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve offering hundreds of acres to explore, hike, horseback riding and mountain bike riding.

Here are some interesting links containing more information and history for Bennett Valley as well as information on Bennett Valley parks for your convenience:

Bennett Valley History and Information

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

Please contact Doug Swanson 707-291-4400 or Mary Haufler 707-328-3868 or click the showing appointment icon above to set up a private tour of this property.

Key Features:

•Total property is 24.59 acres, zoned LIA (Land intensive agriculture).
•Property is very private with no view of neighbors’ homes.  It backs up against open space & Park lands which protect its view shed and privacy forever.
•Currently 11.3 planted acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Syrah.
•There is Excellent access to groundwater with a new well in 2009 (currently pumping at 220 GPM). The new well was drilled down to roughly 950ft and the water is currently limited only by the size of the pump. There are 2 other wells on property that are no longer in use. There are also four additional water storage tanks that have not been used since the new well was drilled.
•The property has a security gate with olive trees along its private driveway.
•There is a recreational pond at the front of the property. It is not used for irrigation.
•There is a 3-stall horse barn.
•The main house is 2,460+/- sq. ft. (3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths)
•The guest house is 1,333+/- sq. ft. (1bedroom, 1 bathroom & an office), above a 3-car garage (of equal size).
•There is outdoor access to the half bathroom on side of guest house for farmworkers.
•The property is currently part of the Williamson Act which has reduced the property taxes.
•Included are design, architectural and structural plans

Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home

This Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home has a fabulous setting with manicured oaks, a circular front drive, side house garage, manicured grounds, entertaining decks & delightful pool for your kids. The home and parcel are very private from its neighbors having over half an acre. The home and property have been meticulously maintained with only one owner ever.  This neighborhood is one of the most sought-after areas for family homes.  Ridgeview is a beautiful street, one of the most attractive streets in a very desirable area with award winning schools & family oriented neighborhood offering close proximity to everything.  This home offers single-level living from its upper floor having all of its main living areas including the Bedrooms, Kitchen, Family Room, Living Room and Bonus Sun Room.  From the main level there are entertaining decks to the backyard as well as trails to the pool and through its manicured Oaks.  Enjoy city light views from its rear yard and pool area.  On the entry level there is a large bonus game room, office and hobby room with a half bath perfect to use as a guest studio/au pair, pool table game room, library, crafts room or anything else you may desire.  Right up the street within walking distance is Hidden Valley Elementary School, a very sought-after school for your young ones.  Pacific Market, an organic and gourmet small boutique market, is located just down the way towards downtown Santa Rosa.  Living here gives you the luxury of having all the conveniences Santa Rosa and Sonoma County have to offer within close proximity.  This is truly a fabulous Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home in a gorgeous area to live.

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

Helpful Links:

Rincon Valley School District

Santa Rosa School District

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

Riebli Valley Country & Equestrian Estate

This Riebli Valley Country & Equestrian Estate is located in one of the most sought-after wine country valley’s Sonoma County has to offer.  It has a tastefully adorned single-level plantation style ranch home with covered decking wrapping the entire home.  All its rooms have airy volume with high ceilings and views that look out on the properties park-like grounds and vast lawns.  Enjoy a newer pool and in-ground jacuzzi alongside a covered gazebo and outdoor entertaining area.

The property is privately gated with a duck pond, covered arena, fenced pastures and a newer tennis court.

This entire property is fenced and has a private entry gate.  It’s in move-in ready condition being freshly painted and updated tastefully throughout the home and grounds.  It’s landscaping truly feels like a private park.  For the horse lovers out there, the covered arena is of superb quality and condition ready for you and your favorite horses to enjoy.  The tennis court and pool were newly installed in the last few years and remain in like-new condition.  This Riebli Valley Country Estate is a truly fabulous property and a great value for all it has to offer!

Riebli Valley is in the North-East quadrant of Santa Rosa adjacent to Mark West Springs and Rincon Valley.  Mark West Springs is one of the main corridors to Calistoga just 20 minutes away.  Rincon Valley is known for its family community and sought-after school district.  Riebli Valley is a picturesque wine country valley with rolling vineyard covered hills and beautiful mountains wrapping around it.  There are some very exclusive estates within this area including Charles Schultz estate, the creator of Peanuts, located in the Foothills above this valley.

Enjoy being just 10 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa with its variety of fine restaurants, shopping and conveniences including Whole Foods, Costco, movie theatres, two large shopping malls, railroad square and the smart train to the Bay area.  Riebli Valley also has very close proximity to Healdsburg, its wineries and historic town square just 15 minutes North.  Healdsburg offers a variety of activities including music in its town square on Tuesday evenings, kayaking on the Russian River, world class cuisine and wine tasting of course just to name a few.

Please call either Doug Swanson cell 707-291-4400 or Mary Haufler cell 707-328-3868 to schedule a private tour.  This property is easy for either of us to show even on short notice.

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

Helpful Links:

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

Extraordinary Bennett Valley Estate

Kenwood Wine Country Retreat

This handcrafted stone Kenwood wine country retreat has everything you could ask for in an idyllic retreat or vacation property.  The home itself is 4000 square feet including 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms and has a 1/1 detached guest cottage with its own full kitchen.  Initially built in the early 1940s the 1 foot thick native stone walls provide luxurious, natural air-conditioning allowing you to throw the windows open wide all day / every day in the summer heat while staying comfortable within.  Completely remodeled back to the studs/stone in 2000, the old world finishes and large spaces are complemented with state of the art conveniences.

The flooring is a rich mix of carved limestone and reclaimed douglas fir hardwood. The Great-Room/Kitchen has 15 foot vaulted ceilings and a massive stone, wood-burning fireplace & hearth that anchors the room; a truly memorable gathering place straight out of the days of yore when stone lodges had oversized fireplaces dominating the center of the household.  The kitchen is professionally appointed with 2 islands, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, adjoining pantry and room for 3 to cook simultaneously at the Viking range.  A unique culinary focal point, part of one vast great room measuring over 1000 square feet with splendid views to the peaks of Sugar Loaf State Park.  In the middle of this special room, a 14 foot, 19th century French wine bar affords temperature controlled refrigeration for optimal wine tasting. When temperatures drop, there is radiant heat (under the limestone flooring) so one is more than comfortable in the high-ceiling, main floor spaces.  Available on the main floor is a library/living room (a legal bedroom with attached private bath) featuring an original stone fireplace, a 2nd bedroom with bath that overlooks the properties manicured grounds and pool, as well as a large media/theatre room.

The pool is chemical free and measures 12 foot by 50 foot; perfect for swimming laps or just enjoying the luxurious cool water during those lazy hot summer months.  The outdoor splendor merges with the indoors as all the front-facing windows on both levels bifold back letting in all the splendor of rural Sonoma County.

The upstairs features the Master Suite with view picture windows opening to a wrap-around front deck looking down on the pool and lounge area and across the valley to forested ridges.  There is a 4th bedroom with ensuite bath upstairs with the same views as the master.  All 5 bedrooms between the main and guest house are spacious, ensuite with their own full baths affording gracious comfort and privacy to the owners as well as all family and guests visiting this one-of-a-kind wine country property.

The grounds are luxuriously landscaped and designed to be equally attractive and low maintenance.  The pool area is surrounded by numerous lounging options: chaises, vast couches, a day bed and a stone patio with outdoor dining just off the great-room and kitchen.  Adjacent to the pool lounge area is another part of the grounds dedicated to socializing and entertaining centered by a large fire pit encircled by a conversational outdoor seating, a stainless-steel barbecue, an 8-person hot tub/spa and Bocce’ Ball court all wrapped by 150’ tall fir trees.

Above the entertaining area is a meandering trail that leads to the private detached cottage which is fully equipped with its own kitchen and large bath.  This delightfully private guest unit with virgin redwood ceilings is tastefully decorated with the same level of comfort that the rest of the property offers.

Upon arriving at this property, you will find it privately gated with high perimeter fencing ensuring both privacy and respite throughout its grounds.  Beyond the entry gate is a large parking area with room for 6 or more cars off street and protected.  There is an additional 3-car on street parking area dedicated to this property as well.

Just across on the opposite side of Adobe Canyon is a year-round creek with wonderful little falls and pools all along its meandering path traversing the canyon floor. In the Winter you clearly hear the sound of roaring water.  Up the street and within walking distance are a network of hiking trails crisscrossing, Sugarloaf State Park.  Sugarloaf also offers a variety of events such as music under the stars, camping, star gazing, horseback riding, and much more.  Please click the links provided below for Sugar Loaf State Park and the surrounding area to explore all this area of Sonoma County has to offer.

This property is in Kenwood, the very center of the Sonoma Valley and the Northern California Wine Country.  From here you can readily explore Sonoma’s historic plaza, Glen Ellen’s gourmet restaurants, Kenwood’s tasting rooms, all the amenities that Santa Rosa has to offer and the charm, culture and cuisine that is Healdsburg.

Beginning back in 2006 this home has been a very successful vacation rental which grosses about $300,000 per year.  With staff managing it for the current owner it nets over $165,000 per year.  Links to it’s VRBO and AirBnB listings are provided below.

Sonoma County & Kenwood Area Links:

Wine Tasting, Sonoma Valley & Beyond

Mount Hood Funky Fridays Info & Concert Schedule

Valley of the Moon Music Festival

Broadway Under the Stars, Jack London State Park

Sonoma County Fair Event Center & Information

Montgomery Village Shopping & Summer Concerts in Santa Rosa

Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series

Guide to the Russian River Resort Area

Green Music Center Event Calendar

Sonoma Family Fun

AirBnB Listing

VRBO Listing

Beautiful Single Story

Beautiful Single Story.

3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in highly desirable neighborhood between Bennett Valley and Montgomery Village. Spacious home has been lovingly maintained and is ready for your designer touches. This property offers a bright and open floor plan, laundry room, 2 car garage, and wood-burning fireplace. This large lot is conveniently located just minutes from Montgomery Village, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Bennett Valley Shopping and beautiful Howarth & Annadel State Park.  Charming home in coveted neighborhood has beautiful & colorful landscaping.

Bennett Valley is very convenient to just about everything Sonoma County has to offer. It’s just minutes to Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Rohnert Park and Green Music Center. Bennett Valley also provides a short drive to the historic wine country plazas within the city of Sonoma as well as Healdsburg, both are just 30 minutes or less away. This location also provides easy access to the 101 in Petaluma making for a short 45-minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. During times of heavy traffic on the 101 this location saves you 30 minutes or more in getting to San Francisco.

Bennett Valley is surrounded by Annadel State Park, Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve offering hundreds of acres to explore, hike, horseback riding and mountain bike riding.

Here are some interesting links containing more information and history for Bennett Valley as well as information on Bennett Valley parks for your convenience:

Bennett Valley History and Information

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

To set up a private showing for this property or more Bennett Valley properties for sale please call Mary Haufler at 707-328-3868 or Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440 or click on the showing request icon above.

 

 

Barbed Oak Vineyard Estate

Welcome to ‘Barbed Oak Vineyard Estate’ located in Bennett Valley and the Sonoma County Wine Country!

This gorgeous estate home was completed in 2007 using ‘Green’ construction and is certified at the ‘Gold’ designation.  The quality of construction is apparent right from your first impression as you walk up to the home and continues to be reinforced as you tour through the entire property as well as outbuildings.  The materials and artistry used in its construction are all of the highest quality including reclaimed woods, plaster walls, open volume throughout with vaulted ceilings and tasteful architecture, an abundance of natural light, a chef’s kitchen and so much more.  The main home is single-level and designed to take in the vineyard & valley views from all the main living area’s including the Master Suite.  Large view windows define the rooms throughout this home.  The back terrace is designed for entertaining with an exterior kitchen, pizza oven, outdoor shower, bath and extraordinary wine cellar all complimenting its infinity edge pool that gives an endless reflection out over the vineyard below and beautiful valley beyond.

Next to the pool is a fabulous detached guest suite with its own full bath and long views.  This suite is very private and will make any guest staying there feel special and comfortable.  Below the guest suite is a large private office where the current owners run ‘Barbed Oak Vineyards’ from.  Adjacent to the main house, pool and guest house is a detached exercise room sitting in a forested setting that looks out over the properties vineyard and valley beyond.  Attached to the main house is an over-sized 3-car garage that leads directly into the main home and kitchen area. 

The property has two gated entrances.  The main gate is stately designed to set your first impression in accord with the property itself.  The 2nd gated entrance is lined with 70+/- fruit baring olive trees that lead to the vineyards and to a charming 2-level barn which is equipped with its own guest house complete with a kitchen, great room and private upstairs bedroom. The guest house is well adorned and would please even the most discriminating guests or visiting family.  Within the barn is also an art studio that opens to entertaining decks and a petanque court (similar bocce’ ball).

This property consists of 18 acres of gentle land that looks out over gorgeous wine country views encompassing all of Bennett Valley, which one of the most beautiful valleys within all of Sonoma County.  This property has 8.5 acres planted to high quality Dijon Chardonnay, Calera Pinot Noir, Swan Pinot Noir, Pommard Pinot Noir as well as a half-acre of Aligote’.  The fruit from this vineyard demands a price per ton well above the Sonoma County average with the Pinot Noir selling for $4,500 per ton in 2017 and the Chardonnay and Aligote’ each selling for $3,000 per ton respectively.  The fruit from this vineyard goes into quality wines of various acclaimed labels that boast highly rated awards from many tastings throughout the wine country.  Beyond the vineyard, you will also enjoy having your own variety of fruit trees in an orchard area at the bottom edge of the property near Matanzas Creek.

The established ‘Barbed Oak Vineyards’ BOV wine label and wine club are a plus for any buyer who would love a head start with their love of wine and involvement with the wine industry.  This label has a long track record of awards from prominent tastings for each of their varietals.  A private tasting of their wines is included with your tour if you decide to come visit the property for a more in depth tour.  This owner currently only sells 300 cases a year under their label by design and sells the rest of the fruit to other wineries (who would take it all if they could).  Robert Parker gave one of the wineries that uses their fruit exclusively in their pinot a 96 rating which is very prestigious rating to be able to promote.  The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Aligote’ from this property each have many prestigious awards under all of the wine labels they are used in.

For additional information regarding Bennett Valley, Sonoma County, Parks & Wine Country Living please see the links provided below. 

To schedule a private showing please contact Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440 or click on the showing request button above.

Helpful Links:

Bennett Valley History and Information

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

10-Acre Riebli Valley Country Property

This 10-acre Riebli Valley country property sits high up on a knoll-top and looks out over gorgeous Sonoma County wine country views.

This home has European chalet style architecture with an internal staircase that is wrapped by comfortable living areas, all of which were designed to take advantage of natural light and this property’s panoramic view setting.

This home has an abundance of natural light with large view picture windows throughout.  It offers a variety of decks that capture the setting from each side of the home perfect for entertaining and relaxing.

The property is accessed through a private gate and has its own long driveway approach to the home site at the top.  It has a 2-car detached garage/shop and plenty of room along its ridge-top to garden, for kids to play, to add a pool if you would like one and landscape further to your heart’s desire.

The location of this country property is very desirable with its close proximity to award winning top rated schools, world class wineries, the new Sutter hospital as well as Kaiser Permanente, the Sonoma County Airport, local activities including the Luther Burbank Center of the Arts, farmers markets, Hiking and riding trails and much more…

You will love the quiet and peacefulness & privacy this property provides.  There are no influences from neighbors from this homes building site.  Enjoy some open meadows, forested trails and a seasonal creek that runs the length of the Westerly property border.  Bring your own ideas and make this your happy home here for years to come!

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

 

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