It’s sometimes easy to forget how beautiful Sonoma County property can be.
Our Healdsburg Sotheby’s International Realty office toured a wonderful new 201 acre land listing just south of Healdsburg recently. Most of the staff hadn’t seen this ranch before and weren’t familiar with the dramatic views possible just a few hundred feet above the Russian River Valley floor.
The big views to the west where you can see Healdsburg’s Westside Road’s flanking vineyards are dramatic. The clear view all the way down to Mount Tamalpais in Marin was also impressive, although impossible to capture well with a camera. Most of the views on this site are so panoramic that a standard image can’t do it justice. There’s no substitute for arranging a visit to this Healdsburg country property with either Dave Roberts or Charlene Schnall, the co-listing agents.
For viticulturally focused agents the relatively flat fields studded with majestic oaks were the prime view. There aren’t many unplanted, open spaces this large in the Russian River Appellation and Chalk Hill Appellation where this property is located. To vineyard professionals looking for Russian River Valley land, the sight of hundreds of acres of grapes to the east and south are clear indicators that this pasture land could easily be home to superb Pinot Noir and other varietals.
From the high points on the main bench it’s easy to visualize a family compound with as many as the five homes that are currently allowed with Sonoma County zoning rules. Whether the new buyers will want a family compound, a single family home, or a large-acre residential development is up to them. What the land has today is potential. Potential for the right buyer with vision to create their own masterpiece on one of the last big, open sites this close to Healdsburg.