Located at the southern end of Lake County, less than 1 mile from the recreational activities of Hidden Valley Lake lies the Herrington Ranch. Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Coyote Valley, the property consists of 334.66 gross acres of estate and vineyard development land. Approximately 187 acres have been identified as having slopes less than 30% with portions of this acreage being suitable for vineyard development. This property offers the unique opportunity to develop wine grape vineyards in an area where wines have been winning awards and receiving critical acclaim. Known as “The Mountains of the North Coast,” Lake County is an exciting high-elevation wine region located in Northern California’s prestigious North Coast appellation.
The Herrington Ranch is located near Middletown, east of Hidden Valley Lake, in Lake County. Just 25 minutes north of Napa County, with Sonoma and Mendocino counties to the west. The property is uniquely situated just 1 hour north of the city of Napa and just 2 hours from San Francisco, offering the exclusivity of Hidden Valley yet proximity to the Urban areas of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
The local area offers many opportunities for fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, horseback riding and touring the many vineyards and wineries. The property is within the North Coast AVA and sandwiched between the Napa Valley, North Sonoma, and Clear Lake AVA’s. Surrounding land uses include single-family residential, vineyard and estate-homes, 18-hole PGA rated Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course, and commercial and retail uses. The final phase of the neighboring Rim Rock Ranch Vineyard Estates offering 12-29 acre home sites starting at $399,000.
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Lake County Vineyard Potential
In the heart of Northern California’s Coastal Range, Lake County’s 9,454 acres of vineyard grace the valleys, terraces and ridges of a remarkable landscape. With Clear Lake at its center, the viticultural region spans a range of terrain shaped by volcanic and tectonic forces. This combination of altitude, climate, and soils plus the careful selection of wine grape varieties permits LakeCounty growers to achieve a nearly perfect union of site and variety.
The harmony of site and varietal selection can result in a wine that expresses its sense of place, which French winemakers refer to as terroir.
1) High Elevation – The majority of vineyards in the region are planted above 1,300 feet, and
the upper elevations experience higher ultraviolet light levels, promoting phenolic intensity with balance.
2) High Dry Short and Cold – Higher and drier mountains have less pest and mildew pressure. Cold winters reduce pest populations, and a shorter season requires fewer pesticide and other applications. As a result, Lake County is among the areas of lowest pesticide use of any wine region in California.
3) Compelling Terroir – The appellation boasts the purest air quality in California (3rd cleanest in the nation), some of the youngest soils in the North Coast, and one of the oldest lakes in North America.
4) High Quality – Lake County produces high-quality, varietally true grapes with prices targeted for $10 to $40 programs.
5) Professional Growers – The region boasts a small, experienced cadre of growers who have planted the right varietals in the right locations at the industry standard. Seventy percent of Lake County growers have participated in the Code of Sustainable Wine grape Practices Self-Assessment.