Spectacular Estate Home with Winery & Hospitality Potential
Acreage: 60± Acres
Vineyard: Organic vineyards featuring 19.1± acres of Pinot Noir and 5.5± acres of Chardonnay recently planted to highest standards.
Winner’s Circle is a premier estate in the heart of the Russian River Valley. This 7,500± sq. ft. luxury home in Sebastopol embodies California contemporary design, and features panoramic mountain and valley views from every window. A guest house, caretaker’s unit, and barn add value and interest to the property. Featuring 24.6± acres of organic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards plus a potential rental income through Inspirato, this is an incredible opportunity for the luxury home buyer and/or vineyard investor.
The Main Residence was designed by architects Gerald C. Taylor of San Francisco and Val Arnold of Beverly Hills for the Walter family. Constructed in 1991 and renovated in 2013, the 7500± sq. ft. home has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a large gourmet kitchen, a butler’s pantry, and expansive common areas. Floor to ceiling glass doors in every room open onto extensive patios. A heated pool and spa invite you outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Russian River weather.
Winner’s Circle is located just one hour North of San Francisco in the heart of West Sonoma County Wine Country. Situated between Healdsburg and Sebastopol, the area offers great dining, shopping & a welcoming community. This part of the Russian River Valley has long been established as a premier region for producing exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Many award-winning wineries are minutes away from this iconic location.
People move to Sonoma County from all around the world to enjoy the beautiful, mild climate. Located just 10 miles away (as the crow flies) from the Pacific Ocean, the weather is characterized by morning fog, warm days and pleasant evenings. The warm, dry summers and temperate winters encourage outdoor pursuits and allow farmers to grow amazing produce year-round. There are endless opportunities to explore premier Sonoma and Napa wineries and restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts are blessed with 50+ regional and state parks that showcase coastal tide pools, old-growth redwoods and mountain views.
Located on Vine Hill Ridge in the Russian River American Viticultural Area (AVA), Winner’s circle located in the heart of West Sonoma County. Situated in between Healdsburg and Sebastopol, the AVA features the best known and most loved varietals. Home to the top Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and old vine Zinfandels, this cool climate grape region supplies world renowned wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, creating award winning wines that are some of the world’s best.
The Russian River AVA has raised the standard for California grape production and winemaking. The relatively cool summer encourages the grapes to ripen slowly, establishing balanced acidity. This slow, prolonged ripening period creates the delicious flavors distinctive to this region. The soils offer perfect drainage and ideal conditions for growing grapes.
Additional Property Features:
The guest house shares the entry courtyard with the main residence. The unit is accessible from the main residence via a short covered walkway. The generous one bedroom boasts stunning views and an open floor plan.
- 900± sq. ft.
- Located adjacent to the main house – just a short walk down a covered sidewalk connecting the two buildings.
- 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom
- Living room with queen-size pullout sleeper sofa
Located on the smaller of the two parcels, the caretaker’s unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom. A horse barn featuring six stables and an open interior also shares this second parcel. The barn currently houses the irigation equipment for the vineyards. Situated adjacent to the barn is an equine aqua-tred. This beautiful rustic building was originally built for the first-class thoroughbred ranch that was established here by the original owners, Barbara and Robert Walters. The Walter’s best known gelding,1996 Kentucky Derby Runner-up Cavonnier, was foaled here at Winner’s Circle in1993.
- 35± Acres of oak woodlands
- Caretaker’s unit (2Bed/1Bath)
- Barn with seven stables and irrigation pump room
- Pump House
- Horse Aqua Tread
Winery and Hospitality Potential
- 2 Parcels: 55-acre parcel zoned DA D6-40; 6 acres zoned RA D6-10
- Potential for main residence conversion to hospitality/wine-tasting/guest facility
- Potential Winery/Tasting Room site
For more information, contact Mark at 707.322.2000 or Jeannie at 707.480.1541.