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Gentle Slopes; Cleared Land; Soils report available.
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Best Pinot Land Value in Russian River Valley Appellation

If 35-acres of world class, Russian River Valley Appellation (AVA) Pinot Noir vineyard land is what you are looking for, then read on.

We have taken the mystery out of this site with information on soils from Dr. Paul Anamosa, PhD and a Climate Study from Mark Greenspan. This property is adjacent to Kendall Jackson’s Bloomfield Ranch, where they just substantially expanded their existing vineyard planted to Pinot Noir. They must like what they are seeing in that 4-year old vineyard.

The “Sebastopol Hills” area was once thought too cool for vineyards and was considered to be on the very edge of the climatic envelope. But as vintners have more recently understood, growing Pinot in cooler areas facilitates slower sugar development, allows more time for flavor to develop. The result is fully expressed flavors at lower alcohol levels.

This site is slightly warmer (degree days) than many of those very cool coastal vineyards growing top-rated Pinot Noir such as certain Freestone area vineyards and other well-known vineyards, even further west.

Slopes average 16%; Mapped as Steinbeck Sandy Loam Soils and the asking price includes a new well; AVA is Russian River Valley & Sonoma Coast; Zoning allows wineries.  The existing home is antiquated. With an asking price of just under $50,000 per acre ($49,875 per acre) and no residential improvement cost, we think this listing represents the best Pinot Land deal in the Russian River Valley Appellation.

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I look forward to your call.

Michael Crain 707-938-9899