6500 Jamison Road
Bennett Valley, Sonoma County
Exclusively Listed at $3,950,000
At the foot of Sonoma Mountain, lies a secluded 250 acre private valley, covered in elegantly manicured vineyards, clusters of native oaks and the meandering Matanzas Creek water shed. The gated valley community is divided into five vineyard estates collectively called “Chateau de Vigne.” Estate parcel 4, the Destein Estate, is the largest and most desirable of the sites. It sits in the center of the valley, atop a 22 acre oak covered knoll, surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards.
The Destein Estate comprises 52 acres of land, of which over 32 acres are prime Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyard. The grapes from the vineyard go primarily to La Crema and Matanzas Creek Wineries. The Destein family retains a ton of their grapes each year to create 50 cases of their own estate bottled wines. Their wines have won numerous awards over the years at Marin and Sonoma County wine making competitions, including the Gold Medal “Best of All Reds” for their Merlot at the 2008 Sonoma Vintage festival.
The vineyard includes a 1,100 sq. ft. farm worker “Rose Garden Cottage” at the edge of the vineyards. There is a second 1000 sq. ft. “Vineyard View Cottage” on the knoll overlooking the vineyards that is for owner use and will ultimately become the guest cottage for the new estate villa once it is completed.
The estate building site is located on edge of the 20 acre oak covered knoll overlooking the vineyards. The mostly level, “construction ready” site is easily reached from a paved driveway. An engineered mound septic system was completed in 1998. Power and phone service were brought to the site in 2000. A new 5,000 gallon water tank was installed in 2004, providing water service and a fire hydrant to the building site. Water comes from a 350 ft deep well, rated at over 100 gallons per minute.
If you have imagined the perfect vineyard estate for elegant wine country living and a sound investment for long term security, this has to be the best opportunity to achieve both. Less than one hour from downtown San Francisco and centrally placed, equidistant from Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Petaluma and Santa Rosa, makes this an ideal location for your wine country dream home.