Glen Ellen Vineyard Estate

Glen Ellen, CA
Offered at: $6,225,000
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Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Garage Spaces: 4
Lot Size: 73.62 Acres
Property Type: Residential
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: Central Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Garage, Guest House, Pool

Beyond security gates at the end of a private lane, this outstanding over 73-acre Glen Ellen Vineyard Estate is nestled against the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains, overlooks the tranquil Sonoma Valley, and is contiguous to award-winning Imagery and Arrowood wineries. Within a brief drive to the hamlets of Glen Ellen and Kenwood, and only a few miles from the historic and charming town of Sonoma, the property is also just a mere 45 minutes or so from San Francisco. Serenity, privacy and a wealth of options await its fortunate new owner.

The Amenities and Possibilities

The estate’s current residence is complemented by a handsome and sparkling nearly 2,000 square-foot pool and in-pool spa, a cabaña with full bath, a 5-car carport, a separate office and utility room, and a roughly 10,000 square-foot two-story barn suitable for a winery and tasting room. A delightful 25 foot yurt and deck rest at the top of the acreage and provide stunning panoramic views all the way to San Francisco and the East Bay.

A pièce-de-résistance of this beautiful and versatile property is the opportunity to create a true California Wine Country estate. To that end, construction has been initiated near the current residence on a new 3,000 square-foot home designed by Arkin-Tilt Architects, an award-winning firm known for ecological planning and design. The home’s foundation, septic system, electrical and plumbing are complete. In addition, a new well is in place and capable of producing 120 GPM, there is a 12 GPM well near the new home site, a 10,000 gallon holding tank, and a 5,000 gallon OVC for fire, irrigation and general use.

The Existing Home

Charming, practical and with an ambiance of Wine Country chic, the existing residence on this wonderful estate offers all the comforts one needs in a home or home away from home. The lengthy driveway leads to an expansive motor court. Board and batten siding and a wrap-around covered porch conjure leisurely times in a more relaxed era. Inside, one is greeted by the great room with its wood burning stove, open beam and paneled vaulted ceiling, polished concrete floor and clerestory windows. The kitchen hosts stainless appliances and a spacious dining counter. Outside, extensive raised vegetable and flower beds beckon the inspired gardener.

Income Potential

Energy-producing and agrarian embellishments offer current and potential income from the estate. A system of 65 solar panels is under contract to PG&E and also provide power for the existing structures. There are 500 Tuscan varietal olive trees supplying an olive oil business with sales to gourmet food stores throughout Northern California, and approximately 4.5 acres of Cabernet sauvignon grape vines producing roughly 27 tons of fruit annually are under contract at $3,200 a ton for the next four years. An analysis by Cropcare, Inc. shows the feasibility of planting an additional 20-25 acres of wine grape vines.

This idyllic Sonoma Valley retreat combines the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, relaxed sophistication, entertainment venue, and build-out and income potential to create the quintessential California Wine Country estate that many people can only dream about, but very few can realize.

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