About this listing
This Estate, the site of "Food & Wine" magazines "Italian Lunch in a Sonoma Vineyard" sits atop a rolling hill minutes from Sebastopol, Redwood forests and the Pacific ocean. Relax around the outdoor fireplace, play bocce ball and visit the over 100 local wineries. Post card views from every room.
The house is a 3000 square foot single level home with a master suite and 2 additional bedrooms with a shared bath. The living room in the front of the house has a 180 degree view of the vineyard and valley below. It sits above a 4 acre vineyard that annually produces 250 cases of premium Pinot noir wine. Across the valley is a 300 acre Kendall Jackson vineyard and two other vineyards are adjacent. With a Bocce Ball court, a semi enclosed courtyard with fireplace and a granite table that seats up to 12 persons, the house is great for entertaining. Food and Wine Magazine did their "Italian Lunch in a Sonoma Vineyard" article with chef Michael Chiarello and winemaker, Jamey Whetstone who produces wine from the vineyard's grapes.
There are lawn chairs and a picnic table with umbrella. Enjoy an afternoon Bocce Ball game with a glass of wine or relax with a good book in the lower courtyard.
Interaction with Guests
I live on the property and will be glad to help with wine tasting, local restaurants, even arranging gourmet meals to be prepared in the courtyard. Paella is a specialty of Gerard Nebesky who beat Bobby Flay in his Smack Down television show.
The Estate is located in the heart of Sonoma County's famed wine country and within 45 minutes of over 100 wineries. Maps of wineries are provided. The Pacific Ocean is a 30 minute drive through Bodega, where Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds" was filmed. Whale watching is popular on the bluffs at Bodega Bay. Armstrong Woods has wonderful giant Sequoia Redwood trees less than an hour's drive away. And the beautiful Russian River provides canoeing and fishing. Fine dining is available in Sebastopol, Santa Rosa (12 miles away) or Healdsburg (45 minutes away).
If you are arriving by air, the closest airports are San Francisco International, Oakland International and Santa Rosa Regional. Your will need a car as there is no public transportation to the vineyard. A map and driving instructions will be provided when your reservation is confirmed.
Other Things to Note
WEDDINGS: My daughter's wedding was held at the vineyard. Unfortunately, my county permit no longer allows me to host weddings. The views truly are spectacular.
The property is fenced and gated. The gate code will be provided a few days before your arrival. Keys to the house will be available when you arrive. There are large, flat screen, High Def TV's in the Family Room and the Master Bedroom connected via DirecTV satellite. A Propane 3-burner grill is available in the courtyard and two patio heaters, together with the outdoor wood burning fireplace, make a comfortable place to chat over a glass of wine in the evening.
No smoking and no pets. No loud parties after 10:00 pm. No Long distance telephone calls, please use your own cell phone. The wine cellar, downstairs office and walk in closet are locked and off limits. Please call me for any needs you have. I live on site and will happy to help you, if I can.