404 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Professionally developed Pinot/Chardonnay vineyard with 32 acres +/- of mature vines in the coolest part of the Russian River Valley.
With increasing temperatures over the growing season, this is the perfect vineyard to ensure access to prime, slow-ripened, mature fruit. The property is located in the cool southernmost reaches of the Sebastopol Hills wine neighborhood just one ridge north of the border with the Petaluma Gap AVA and one ridge east of the West Sonoma Coast AVA where the Russian River and Sonoma Coast AVAs overlap (allowing either designation). This cool corner of the Russian River Valley sees cooling afternoon coastal winds like clockwork at 1 pm daily leading to 30 degree+ diurnal temperature swings preventing the fruit from overheating and allowing hang times 3 weeks+ longer than seen on the valley floor while maintaining natural acidity. Beautiful vineyard designate wines produced by premier wineries showcase the unique savory notes in the Pinot and tropical hints in the Chardonnay that this allows.
The vineyard is entering its eigth year and is one of the best managed vineyards in the valley. It is planted at relatively high-density (2000+ vines per acre) with a mix of heritage and Dijon clones on 100% Goldridg soils (the gold-standard for Sonoma Pinot) all on steep hillsides -- in other words, the best of the best. No expense was spared in the plantings, including extensive material testing for disease, reinforced trellising, and ensuring adequate water (strong well in good water district). As a result, the vineyard has just reached full maturity/production and the fruit, already described as "magical" by winemakers, just keeps getting better and better and will do so for years to come.
The property as a whole encompasses 72 acres +/- in Sebastopol, California. 32 acres are planted and there is a potential for up to 8 acres +/- of additional vineyard plantings. The property is completely fenced with a private entrance gate and a half mile of paved driveway winding past a intermitant creek and through oaks, gorgeous meadows and the hillside vineyards, allowing complete privacy. At the top of the property is a luxury, modern 3800 +/- square foot single-level residence with perhaps the best views in Sonoma county, including Mt. Saint Helena, the Maycama Mountains, adjacent wine country vineyards and rolling green hills. The open floor plan includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms and a 100 ft long great room suitable for large group entertaining. This can be kept as a private luxury residence or, potentially, converted to a tasting room, winery, etc. -- the zoning allows for both options. There is easy access to Highway 101 and the property is just one hour door-to-door from San Franscisco. It is minutes to shopping, schools, restaurants and amenities in the charming town of Sebastopol to enjoy the local Sonoma Coast wineries and Sonoma's famous cheese Trail. It is also just 8 miles from the coast and close to the coastal communities of Bodega Bay and Pt. Reyes.
This property is truly one in a million and has it all for either luxury Pinot/Chardonnay production, a private wine country retreat, or both.
"Take advantage of bonus depreciation under current tax laws to offset 1/3+/- of the purchase price in the first year of ownership, assume existing agricultural financing locked in at just over 3% on another 1/3+, leaving you access to world claiss fruit for 1/3 of the purchase price and a luxury residence to boot."
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|Varietal||# of Acres Planted||Spacing||Rootstock||Clone||Year Planted|
|Pinot Noir||23+||Riparia, 3309, 101-14||Calera, Pommard, DRC, VR, 943, 667, 115||2015-2016|
|Chardonnay||9.5 +/-||Riparia||Hyde Old Wente, 548, Wente||2018|