Sustainably built Vineyard Villa and Organic Vineyard
March 4, 2021
For Sale or LeaseFor Sale
Type of PropertyOther
Sustainably built Vineyard Villa and Custom Barn with incredible views of the Lake and Hills. Located on 30+ acres and includes an Organic Vineyard, Heirloom Fruit Orchards, Walnut Grove and Organic Gardens. The environmentally friendly design uses passive solar heating and cooling techniques to lower your costs and live comfortably. Live in a true work of Art and setting. Main Bedroom also opens up to the expansive balcony with soaking tub and shower. The large Custom Barn with 1800 square feet is perfect for your next gathering or Hobby space and has the same construction. It includes a kitchen, big loft space above, a half bath and an outdoor shower. Two additional small Cottages on site are perfect for guests or your farm help. Plenty of additional room to grow or even add a pool. Conveniently located near Napa, Sonoma and the Bay Area, yet enjoy the privacy of a country life. Sale includes lot 8999 Soda Bay road as well. Use link for the video tour. https://vimeo.com/378007089
The vineyard is in its 21th leaf. The five acres of head-pruned zinfandel are partly visible from the road, and form a romantic entrance to the property. The unobstructed eastern exposure allows the morning sun to penetrate the vines early. Mt. Konocti, to the west, plays the defining factor in terroir, providing a once chaparral covered slope, now home to the vineyard. During the longest days of summer, Mt. Konocti creates an extended evening shadow, protecting the fruit from the harsh western sun. The hottest days are always followed by cool nights, with temperature swings of 40 – 50 degrees. The volcanic geology has forged gravelly, red clay loam. The soil has been further improved through years of organic practices including compost additions, routine cover cropping, manuring, and application of minerals. The site and cultural practices allow for production of up to 20 tons of consistently high-quality fruit. The vineyard has been organically certified for 10 years.
The barn is an 1800 sq. ft. custom straw bale structure divided into a large kitchen space, second-story private room and wine production or event space. Centered in the concrete slab of the wine productions space, is a winery trough drain. The structure is constructed with a standing-seam steel roof, with large overhangs. Hand-made metal medieval doors lead into both kitchen and winery spaces.