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Yorkville Highlands


Immersed in the ambience of unspoiled California

A Premium Wine destination without the crowds


wo hours from San Francisco, yet a world away. Anderson Valley is located in the rolling hills of the coastal region of Mendocino County, about two hours north of San Francisco. Only fifteen miles long, this beautiful valley is home to a unique group of vineyards and wineries producing a broad range of excellent wines including world class Pinot Noir and Alsace Varietals.

If you’re craving a new wine region to conquer, head north to the Anderson Valley, a much-lower-profile place that happens to be turning out some of the best wines in California. Driving north from Sonoma into Mendocino County, home of the Anderson Valley, you can feel the shift into what feels like another state, or another world—one with fewer people, redwoods that are even more enormous, and a general hush. To get a sense of why it’s so serene, look at a map. Route 128, running north-south through the valley for a solitary 30 miles, is crossed only once by a road of any consequence.

Less than an hour’s drive from northern Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, the Anderson Valley qualifies as a destination in its own right these days, thanks to its stellar wines. They’re a direct result of the climate: the coolest high-quality winegrowing region in California. For the past 30 or so years, wineries headquartered in other parts of the state (and elsewhere in the world) have raised grapes here, or bought from local growers, to make wines from varietals that love the cold—Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris in particular. Partly because of a rising taste for coolclimate wines worldwide, more and more wineries have decided to set up shop in the Anderson Valley full-time. “In the last 10 years, this place went from enormous potential to realizing that potential,” says Zach Rasmuson, the winemaker for Goldeneye, a Pinot specialist that is owned by Napa-based Duckhorn Vineyards. Rasmuson’s beguiling Estate Grown Narrows Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009—from the northernmost outpost of this northern valley—has a funky, complex nose, fine sawdust tannins, and a hint of black licorice.

Forward-thinking Anderson Valley pioneers, like Deb Cahn of Navarro Vineyards, are delighted (and vindicated) by the region’s newfound success. Back in 1973, she and her husband, Ted Bennett, had a choice: “We could either get 40 acres in Napa or 910 acres up here,” Cahn explains. They took the road less traveled and now preside over a successful operation specializing in crisp, delicious Alsatian varietals, well represented by their zingy 2009 Gewürztraminer. Eco-friendly, sustainable, and organic are more than buzzwords around the valley—they’re a true lifestyle. Cahn, for instance, is a rancher and farmer in addition to being a winemaker. She raises sheep to eat and sell, but also for a unique wine-related purpose. “We use the lambs for weeding,” she says, of the short-statured Babydoll breed. “They can get the weeds, but they aren’t tall enough to eat the grapes.”

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33430 Highway 128 , Yorkville Highlands Offered at $2,250,000

Five Star Venue or Grand Estate Home 

Twenty one+ lush acres of bountiful luxury; vineyards, mountain views-bucolic and serene

Stately 7000 square foot Inn and potential wine tasting venue

Grand gathering room with large wood burning fireplace, two story ceiling, expansive decking for sunset wine tastings, weddings, or your private event

Two private dining rooms for more intimate occasions

Three expansive suites

Fourth bedroom with separate entrance perfect as an innkeeper or staff’s suite allowing direct access to the kitchen

Huge covered wrap- around porch

Beautiful in-ground pool completes the perfect resort

5 acres under contract planted in Syrah, 1 acre of Primitivo and 5 more plantable acres

Main Floor 

Delightful, warm and inviting Great Room

Grand Master Suite

Expansive Gourmet Kitchen

Elegant Formal Dining Room

Cozy Library

Upstairs 

Grand Staircase

Two luxurious guest suites with Sitting Areas and full baths with jetted tubs

Grand Master Suite


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Full Garage

Recreation room with pool access

Wine cellar


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