In Healdsburg, the real estate dreamers have wine on their mind. Folks wander in off the streets after a long day of wine tasting, great food, beautiful weather, and gorgeous scenery. They ask about ten acres in the country suitable for a vineyard and their dream home. Most of the last decade we would have had to say, “Sorry, don’t have anything like that right now. Let me put you on our list.” There may have been one or two marginal properties that suited them, but pickings were scarce and gems were rare.
Eric Drew, broker at Healdsburg Sotheby’s International Realty, and I listed three country properties this year that sold to smart buyers looking for country estates. Since then, we have assembled one of the best selections of wine country land that I have seen in many years. We have ready-to-plant vineyard land. We have existing vineyards. We have country property from 20 to 600 acres ready for the dreamers to fill in the raw canvas the land provides. We even have some of the most beautiful steelhead-spawning, waterfall-lined stretch of creek on the west coast.
One of our fellow agents has a spectacular vineyard property with a lake outside Sebastopol. Like many of our special properties, it’s not listed, but is available for sale. We also have acreage that is one narrow service/hiking road from being lake frontage property.