5445 Sonoma Mountain Road
his is Quintessential wine country living on picturesque Sonoma Mountain Road in Bennett Valley nestled between Glen Ellen, Kenwood and Santa Rosa. This 24.59-acre Bennett Valley Vineyard Estate for sale features a total of 11.3 acres planted consisting of 7.23 acres of Pinot Noir, 2.89 acres of Chardonnay and 1.17 acres of Syrah with estate fruit that has consistently produced estate wines rated between 90-96 points.
This gorgeous property sits adjacent to Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and open space which protect its view shed and privacy forever. The park offers direct access to 820-acres including a 4-mile section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail that connects to Jack London State Historic Park’s 26-mile trail network for hiking, horseback trail riding and mountain biking. The Bay Area Ridge Trail is an evolving effort to create 550 miles of continuous public trail that rings San Francisco Bay. The Ridge Trail begins in the ferns and redwoods on the south fork of Matanzas Creek, then climbs to nearly 2,000 feet through forests of oaks and bay laurels treating hikers to stunning views of peaks surrounding Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley. Hike or ride your horses directly from your 3-stall horse barn to the many exceptional restaurants in charming Glen Ellen. Enjoy world class cuisine, viticulture and an equestrian lifestyle from this luxury Sonoma Wine Country Estate!
The vineyard is in 3 AVA’s- Sonoma Mountain, Bennett Valley, and Sonoma Valley. Wines produced from the vineyard can be labeled as coming from any of the 3 AVAs which is a huge advantage to marketing and bottle pricing.
The main house is 2,460+/- square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. All the bedrooms have en-suite baths and walk in closets. It offers vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, a wolf stove, wrap-around porch, perfect privacy and amazing 360-degree views.
The guest house is 1,333+/- square feet with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and an office built above a 3-car garage of equal size. It’s floor plan consists of a great-room/kitchen combo that looks out on the gorgeous views of the adjacent vineyards and regional park. It’s tastefully appointed with tile floors, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, granite counter-tops, a view balcony and private outside entrance.
Another advantage to this property is that it is in the Williamson Act which reduces the properties property taxes substantially by preserving the assessed land value at a reduced fixed value for as long as the property remains in the program.
Bennett Valley is very convenient to just about everything Sonoma County has to offer. It’s just minutes to Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Rohnert Park and Green Music Center. Bennett Valley also provides a short drive to the historic wine country plazas within the city of Sonoma as well as Healdsburg, both are just 30 minutes or less away. This location also provides easy access to the 101 in Petaluma making for a short 45-minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. During times of heavy traffic on the 101 this location saves you 30 minutes or more in getting to San Francisco.
Bennett Valley is surrounded by Annadel State Park, Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve offering hundreds of acres to explore, hike, horseback riding and mountain bike riding.
Here are some interesting links containing more information and history for Bennett Valley as well as information on Bennett Valley parks for your convenience: