Captivated by Carneros
Welcome to your wine country escape. This Sonoma vineyard estate setting provides sweeping vistas of vineyards, rolling hills and open spaces. Enjoy your own estate Pinot Noir vineyard while you plan for the future: a second home for wine country weekend getaways or a primary residence for full time living. Located just minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza with numerous excellent restaurants, shops and wineries this location is also one of the closest wine country regions to San Francisco and the East Bay.
Barn / Apartment
Over the last several years substantial infrastructure has been completed. Recent improvements include a luxury barn with an 800±SQFT one bedroom one bath apartment upstairs. The apartment has vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances with acacia wood butcher block counter tops. Enjoy the apartment now while working on the next phase. Additional storage, multi-functional area, a full bath and laundry room are located on the main floor. See the “Improvement Details” in offering memorandum for more information on improvements.
A building pad designed for a 3,500 sqft main residence is positioned to take in amazing views of the hills and your own Pinot Noir vineyard. An engineered mound septic system has been installed for both the barn and future residence. If one desired a different setting, there are other options for a home site. There is plenty of room to roam.
Pinot Noir Vineyard
The 4.25± acre Pinot Noir vineyard was planted in 2014 and has approximately 7,600 vines. This high-density vineyard has a 4 x 6 spacing and is coming into full production. The last two harvests produced approximately 12 tons each. Extensive initial soils studies and planning were performed by Paul Anamosa. One has the option to sell the grapes on the open market or there is potential to use in your own winemaking program. Nearby vineyards include Gloria Ferrer Wines, Cline Cellars, Schug Carneros Estate, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and Viansa Sonoma Winery.
Options in Sonoma
Call this home sweet home, or your home away from home. The option is yours to enjoy the property as it is or plan for a future primary residence.
8,000 vineyard acres
Earned AVA status in 1983
One of the world’s premier winegrowing regions, Los Carneros – “The Ram” in Spanish – is located less than 40 minutes from San Francisco, Marin County, the East and North Bays. Sacramento and the South Bay are both just a short distance further. A cool climate appellation, Carneros has long been known for its unassailable Chardonnays, elegant Pinot Noirs and its sparkling wines. In recent years, Carneros has been recognized for the quality of its Syrah, its Merlot and new varietals now emerging throughout the appellation.
As inland temperatures rise during the day, moist air over the cold Pacific is drawn inland over Carneros, cooling temperatures from mid afternoon into evening. These fresh afternoon winds slow activity in leaves, stressing the vines even when irrigated. Fog rolls in throughout the night and this provides a gentle buffer to the next morning’s sun, repeating the climatic cycle. Carneros was the first wine region based on climate rather than political boundaries. It received its designation in 1983.
Carneros soils tend to be dense, shallow (approximately three feet deep), high in clay content, and of low to moderate fertility. These soils impact the vine’s vigor by restricting development of the root system, providing just enough nutrients and water to sustain growth without excess development. Subsoils also vary in Carneros. Each of the different subsoils substantially changes the environment of a grapevine’s roots, and affect the composition of the fruit. Thus it is no surprise to find diversity in Carneros wines.