Post provided by guest contributing blogger, Avnish Brar, Marketing Assistant at Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco and Wine Country Brokerages.
Less than an hour from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California Wine Country provides a distinctive allure for those seeking a tranquil environment with impeccable weather, extraordinary food and of course, the sumptuous wine renowned throughout the world. ‘Wine Country’ is a common term used to reference the region that encompasses Sonoma and Napa counties.
French Country Vineyard Estate | Angels Camp, California | $2,895,000 USD
The various wines that hail from Wine Country are produced through the region’s diverse climate. The coastal fog along the Pacific cools the Russian River Valley on the west, which is an ideal site for producing cool climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The sundrenched eastern Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley are known for producing Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
In addition to the phenomenal wines that come from Sonoma and Napa, the region boasts an environment ideal for an outdoor lifestyle—from hiking through its regional parks, to attending outdoor concerts and farmer’s markets, or strolling through quaint towns that have their individual charms. And the food! There is no shortage of delicious farm-to-table food offered throughout Sonoma Valley. Communities gather for harvest season, an important part of the year that’s also known as ‘crush,’ to prepare garden-fresh meals that perfectly complement the year’s wine harvest.
Exclusive Meadowood Estate | St. Helena, California | $19,500,000 USD
“People come here for the rich cultural events, close-knit community and the natural beauty that vineyards offer,” said Jeffrey Gibson, brokerage manager of Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country and San Francisco Brokerages. “We have many buyers coming here to purchase their second or third homes. We also have clients looking to acquire their own wineries, while others are happy to buy a home with panoramic views overlooking the valley.”
The houses in Wine Country vary in style, from contemporary homes with a meditation room and spa, to those reminiscent of Italian villas.
Private Petaluma Estate| Petaluma, California | $3,200,000 USD
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Many thanks to our guest blogger, Avnish Brar from Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country Brokerage, which recently acquired four offices in Wine Country including the Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Napa-based operations Frank Howard Allen Realtors and which offers their local and international clientele regional expertise.