Charming Sebastopol Retreat and Premium Winemaker Pinot Noir Vineyard
Welcome to a charming retreat in western Sonoma County. With close proximity to Freestone this location provides for an idyllic setting and climate. Just minutes from downtown Sebastopol or Bodega Bay. Mature trees, sweeping views, privacy, warm days and cool nights make this an excellent fulltime location or getaway respite from the hustle and bustle.
The home is 1,800± sqft and provides numerous quality upgrades and views from nearly every room. There are three bedrooms and two baths, a large kitchen and dining area that opens up into a welcoming living area with open beam cathedral ceilings, excellent natural lighting and a fireplace. Both the kitchen and living room have heated floors. There are numerous outdoor patios and decks for entertaining or simple private reflection. Overlooking the vineyard is a custom outdoor kitchen with an extended deck.
The winemakers vineyard was developed for absolute premium results. The organically farmed vineyard was planted to 420A rootstock, grafted to Calera (FPS 90) and 777 clones of Pinot Noir, by an acclaimed local winemaker to be the centerpiece of their impressive Pinot Noir portfolio. Spacing was set a 4′ between rows, and 3′ between vines, closely matching the typical spacing in Burgundy. Its ~1,700 vines were sourced and grafted by Novavine. The Seller’s decision to purchase this property was largely tied to the near perfect location, and aspect, of the site. While the vineyard lies within the bounds of the Russian River Valley, its climate is truly cool-climate of the Freestone area, which is producing some of Sonoma Counties finest Pinot Noir fruit, and allows for extended hang time. Currently the vineyard is in its 4th leaf, and this is the first year fruit has not all been dropped, as the focus has been on establishing a long-term benchmark vineyard, not on immediate production. The buyer can expect to step into its first mature year of production. The vineyard is also being deficit-irrigated, preparing for a future of dry farming. Mature production is expected to be 2-2.5 tons per year, depending on farming practice. A contract is available for the fruit if desired.
Studio / Garage / Barn
The studio / garage has been updated to include a full bath and is ideal for any number of creative pursuits. The transparent door provides for excellent natural lighting and the ability to open up to let the outdoors in. There is an additional outbuilding / barn / workshop for serious projects, storage and a wine room.
Trees & Gardens
To round things out gardens, trees and mature landscaping abound. There is a 900+ year old Bay Laurel, a large redwood, multiple Gravenstein apple trees, two pear trees, three olive trees and three plum trees. Add to that a fully fenced garden area with 16 irrigated beds and you can find plenty to enjoy. Call today for a private tour.
Sonoma Coast Appellation (AVA) – Extreme Coastal Farming
2,000 vineyard acres
The Sonoma Coast Appellation (AVA) extends from San Pablo Bay to the border with Mendocino County. The appellation is known for its cool climate and high rainfall relative to other parts of Sonoma County. Close to the Pacific, with more than twice the annual rainfall of its inland neighbors, it can still be warm enough to ripen wine grapes because most vineyards are above the fog line. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shine, along with cool-climate Syrah.