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There are few places on earth more beautiful than the California wine country of Napa and Sonoma Counties.  From the moody Sonoma Coast to the sunny hills embracing the Napa Valley, the North Bay wine country is a patchwork of vineyards, rolling hills, redwood forests, and fertile valleys.

Real estate in the wine country offers something for everyone.  In the far western reaches of Sonoma County, north coast living is at its best.  Isolated, and often surrounded by the infamous coastal fog, The Sea Ranch - a Mid-century community noted for its distinctive architecture - sits at the ocean's edge.  South of Sea Ranch, Jenner and Bodega Bay are also popular Sonoma Coast communities.  Heading inland, real estate is relatively affordable in Guerneville, Monte Rio, and other Russian River resort towns.

The urban center of Sonoma County extends along Highway 101 from Petaluma to Cloverdale, and real estate in this area is varied.  Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park are business hubs with typical city and suburban neighborhoods; while Healdsburg offers a mix of Craftsman, Victorian, and custom contemporary homes.  In the south end of the county, the town of Sonoma exemplifies the wine country experience with gracious older homes and cottages as well as modern new designs.

The heart of Napa County is the Napa Valley with its wineries, vineyards, and world famous restaurants helping to make each town along the way a destination.  Yountville, Calistoga, and St. Helena are quintessential wine country towns, with an assortment of residential real estate ranging from traditional Craftsman bungalows to hip new prefabs.  At the southern edge of the county, commuters appreciate the proximity that the cities of Napa and American Canyon have to Marin, the East Bay, San Francisco, and the Central Valley - and the relative affordability of real estate in these two cities.

The vineyards and wineries of the Sonoma and Napa wine country produce some of the finest wines in the world.  Where there is good wine, there is good food - and fine dining.  Good food, good wine, and a diverse range of landscape and climates create a lifestyle and help to make the Sonoma/Napa wine country one of the most desirable places to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wine Country Real Estate for Sale

Wine Country Homes for Sale September 20, 2018
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$574.62
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$689,000
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7900 Money Road
Napa, CA 94558
7900 Money Road Napa, CA 94558
1 of 50
$26,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
11
BATHS
12
SQ.FT.
12,708
BUILT
1994
ON SITE
204Days
MLS
21804555
Villa Mille Rose, an Italianate Villa with unmatched architectural authenticity, striking landscaping design & bountiful organic harvests-truly one of the most extraordinary estates to become...
7900 Money Road
Oakville, CA 94562
7900 Money Road Oakville, CA 94562
1 of 50
$26,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
11
BATHS
12
SQ.FT.
12,708
BUILT
1994
ON SITE
204Days
MLS
21804568
Villa Mille Rose, an Italianate Villa with unmatched architectural authenticity, striking landscaping design & bountiful organic harvests-truly one of the most extraordinary estates to become...
60 Clear Creek Road
Napa, CA 94558
60 Clear Creek Road Napa, CA 94558
1 of 31
$25,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
8
BATHS
8
SQ.FT.
10,592
BUILT
2014
ON SITE
35Days
MLS
21821541
World-Class 285 acre Estate off Oakville Grade /Pano views. Featured in Architectural Digest & GQ. 3parcels: 123-acre w/ 9,502 sq. ft. 6 bed/5.5 bath main home + 1,090 sq. ft. 2 bed/2bath guest home...
2900 Spring Mountain Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
2900 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 50
$18,800,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
7
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
9,600
BUILT
1998
ON SITE
273Days
MLS
21728511
This palatial Mediterranean estate is sited on approx. 10 acres w/panoramic views overlooking Napa Valley. Grand scale rooms, 7 fireplaces, library, office, gym, wine cellar & splendid chefs kitchen....
777 Lommel Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
777 Lommel Road Calistoga, CA 94515
1 of 46
$17,000,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
9,000
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
225Days
MLS
21802465
Fantastic price reduction! Situated in the heart of Napa Valley just north of St Helena, this private 40ac estate is surrounded by preserved Land Trust. The main residence is constructed of weathered...
1577 Napa Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
1577 Napa Road Sonoma, CA 95476
1 of 49
$15,997,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
5
BATHS
8
SQ.FT.
14,545
BUILT
2011
ON SITE
37Days
MLS
21821119
First time offering for this unique home. Substantial and spacious yet comfortable. Built with 2,000 tons of concrete, 1,000 tons of steel and more than 110 slabs of granite, featuring a chef's...
10420 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
10420 Sonoma Highway Kenwood, CA 95452
1 of 20
$15,600,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
6
BATHS
7
ACRES
76
BUILT
2009
ON SITE
132Days
MLS
21810842
Exclusive ranch rich in history. 3 world class parcels encompass 76 lush acres; rural yet not remote. 2 private distinctive custom homes + supreme build site with breathtaking 360' views....
1777 Inglewood Avenue
St. Helena, CA 94574
1777 Inglewood Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 41
$15,000,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
6
BATHS
9
SQ.FT.
7,100
BUILT
1998
ON SITE
181Days
MLS
21805855
Glorious garden estate created from an historic 1886 winery and located on the exclusive west end of Inglewood Ave. Top notch terroir hosts a 7.2 +/- acre Merlot vineyard and olive grove. Outstanding...
6351 W Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
6351 W Dry Creek Road Healdsburg, CA 95448
1 of 47
$14,995,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
8
BATHS
4
ACRES
106
BUILT
1954
ON SITE
6Days
MLS
21820705
The Black Ranch is 106+/- acres, 7 miles from Healdsburg in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley. The ranch features spectacular views, two legal parcels, three residences, 4 cabins, a large shop, creek...
232 N Fork Crystal Springs Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
232 N Fork Crystal Springs Road St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 49
$14,000,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
10,135
BUILT
2004
ON SITE
42Days
MLS
21820560
Gorgeous Howard Backen-designed residence perfectly sited on a spectacular 40 +/- acre parcel with exceptional views, privacy, and close-in access. Rich interiors punctuated with limestone and...
3235 Soda Canyon Road
Napa, CA 94558
3235 Soda Canyon Road Napa, CA 94558
1 of 44
$13,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,103
BUILT
2006
ON SITE
99Days
MLS
21813086
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this amazing vineyard estate perched atop 60 acres in the Atlas Peak AVA in Napa Valley. Peace & tranquility with 14 acres of hillside Cabernet...
6255 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
6255 Dry Creek Road Healdsburg, CA 95448
1 of 50
$12,950,000 ( $2,950,000 )
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,067
BUILT
N/A
ON SITE
225Days
MLS
21704402
Premier Healdsburg parcel situated on approximately 50 acres within a captivating setting of native oaks, vineyards, enchanting gardens and breathtaking views across Dry Creek Valley...remarkable...

Although California Wine Country is one of the world’s most visited destinations for tourists, it’s also a pretty dang nice place to call home too. Situated just north of the world-class city of San Francisco, Wine Country has seen significant growth over the years, going from just 25 Napa Valley wineries in the mid-1970s to well over 400 actively operating wineries today. But along with being able to regularly sample some of the world’s best wines, locals are also presented with awesome outdoor recreational amenities here that you just don’t get in most cities and towns across the country. The stunning natural landscapes all throughout Sonoma and Napa counties are simply breathtaking, and the hiking trails and mountain bike paths that weave their way all throughout the rolling hills and vineyards of California Wine Country certainly make getting outside and staying active a whole lot easier than in most other parts of the country. And if you love a small town lifestyle but still prefer to be relatively close to plenty of big city amenities and attractions, there’s hardly a better place to live that right here in the heart of Wine Country USA. 

Wine Country Real Estate 

From sprawling country estates with private vineyards to quaint little cottages in some of Wine Country’s most charming cities and towns, there’s something here for every home buyer out there searching the best of what Northern California has to offer. For the most part, Wine Country is essentially recognized as Sonoma County and Napa County, which each sit immediately north of Marin County and East Bay, and directly west of Sacramento. Commuting into San Francisco from Wine Country of course takes a bit longer from Wine Country thanks to its far north location, but that also means you’ll be just a bit further away from all the hustle-and-bustle that coincides with big city living. Also keep in mind, however, that Wine Country still maintains a fairly bustling atmosphere of its own, so despite enjoying a much broader buffer zone from San Francisco, plenty of annual tourists activity keeps most Wine Country communities pretty lively and active all year long.

Wine Country Vineyards and Land For Sale 

The Wine Country real estate market is a little more unique than other parts of the Bay Area in that land and vineyards are just as commonly sought after as homes, condos, or townhouses for sale in the region. Not surprisingly, many Wine Country home buyers tend to want a property that includes lots of open space or acreage, and even if you’re not interested in jumping into the wine making business, it’s still nice to have a little extra space that helps fully captures the stunning scenery that defines this picturesque part of the country. 

Coastal Cities and Towns in Wine Country 

With the western edge of Wine Country extending all the way to the California coastline, homes and estates with sprawling views of the ocean also occupy a sizable portion of the local housing market. But unlike most cities along the coast, prominent Sonoma County towns like Bodega Bay, Stewarts Point, Jenner, and Timber Cove only have populations between 100 and just over 1,000 people, limiting what you might find available on the open market.

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