Location / Setting
Location, Setting, Views, Privacy, Quality and Access are the hallmarks of exceptional real estate. The Foss Vineyard Estate embodies these important qualities along with the potential for additional enhancement. Set within the heart of the world-famous Russian River Appellation, known for producing world class Pinot Noir, the property boasts numerous superior qualities including a vineyard designation for a prestigious Sonoma County winery.
You are located just minutes from chic downtown Healdsburg and the nearby Jet Center for easy travel access. The setting and views stir the imagination of wine country dreams. A driveway lined with olive trees, views of rolling hills dotted with vineyards blend into the ever changing hues as sunlight dances across the sky chasing the fog, morning sightings of hot air balloons in the distance add to the daily show.
From the 2,800± Main Residence set upon a bench you overlook the vineyard and beyond into the rolling hills of Russian River Valley. Private and protected by the surrounding hillside the main residence also boasts a heated swimming pool, patio, outdoor BBQ , lawn and numerous raised planter beds. The home was remodeled with a tastefully rustic twist including wood flooring that was salvaged from a bridge that had submerged for years. There are three bedrooms, an office and retreat room.
The open floor plan combines the gourmet kitchen and great room space with spectacular outdoor views. The garage also contains temperature-controlled wine storage.
The property has potential for a family compound and an additional estate home on the 2nd parcel. Setting and views are amazing. Or, reconfigure the parcels to your liking. The original home is approximately 1,200 SF and there is an additional modular home. There are two accesses to property, both gated and secured.
“The Vineyard sits above Eastside Road in the Middle Reach region of the Russian River Valley. Originally homesteaded by a local veterinarian, the site was a farm for hops, Herefords and a particular breed of Sicilian miniature donkeys.
Now, planted to an exciting array of heritage clones, the Foss Vineyard is a stellar addition to the line-up of Williams Selyem Vineyard Designates. 2011 marks the first vintage for the Foss Vineyard designate. Planted to Pommard, Swan, Mt. Eden, and 667 clones, together they offer a rich and complex palate to draw from in blending the Foss Vineyard designate. With a fine, clay loam soil type and a temperate microclimate, this site is extremely well drained and therefore an excellent site for world-class Pinot Noir.” Williams – Selyem Winery
Foss Vineyards consults with famed Burgundian winemaker Pierre Millemann throughout the growing season. Millemann visits the vineyard several times a year providing expertise from working with Grand Cru vineyards and wines in Burgundy. The Williams – Selyem Foss Vineyard designate Pinot Noir regularly scores 90+ points in various wine publications. Foss Vineyards has the potential to reach even new heights.
This is a special estate with substantial qualities and amenities in a prime location and unsurpassed setting.
Presented at $8,995,000
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15,000 vineyard acres
Earned AVA status in 1983
The Russian River Valley climate is sculpted by the regular intrusion of cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean a few miles to the west. Much like the tide, it ebbs and flows through the Petaluma Wind Gap and the channel cut by the Russian River through the coastal hills. The fog usually arrives in the evening, often dropping the temperature 35 to 40 degrees from its daytime high, and retreats to the ocean the following morning. This natural air-conditioning allows the grapes to develop full flavor maturity over an extended growing season – often 15 to 20 percent longer than neighboring areas, while retaining their all-important natural acidity. More info.
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