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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 February 20, 2018
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$618.31
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$649,900
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101 Rutherford Hill Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
101 Rutherford Hill Road St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 40
$25,000,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
7
BATHS
12
SQ.FT.
12,795
BUILT
2014
ON SITE
260Days
MLS
21712215
A rare opportunity to own a premier, 12,795 sqft compound on 21 acres above the valley floor. This private estate, a triumph of architectural design, is comprised of a 3-lvl, 10,065 sqft main...
333 Soscol Avenue
Napa, CA 94559
333 Soscol Avenue Napa, CA 94559
1 of 3
$20,000,000
Subdivision: N/A
ACRES
10.17
ON SITE
141Days
MLS
21703860
APN: 046-190-024-000 0.70 acres (30,492 SF) | 046-190-054-000 6.20 acres (270,072 SF) | 046-190-053-000 3.27 acres (142,441 SF) | Total Size: 10.17 acres (443,005 SF) | Soscol Frontage (key...
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
61Days
MLS
21728511
This palatial Mediterranean estate is sited on approx. 40 acres w/panoramic views overlooking Napa Valley. A rare opportunity to acquire a grand Napa Valley estate w/prime Cabernet vineyards. Grand...
950 Galleron Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
950 Galleron Road St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 46
$18,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
7,300
BUILT
1896
ON SITE
260Days
MLS
21707980
A unique chance to acquire a premium Rutherford AVA winery. A prime tourist area centrally located in the most prestigious region of Napa Valley w/easy access from Hwy 29. A complete wine production...
777 Lommel Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
777 Lommel Road Calistoga, CA 94515
1 of 43
$17,000,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
9,000
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
21802465
Situated in the heart of Napa Valley just north of St Helena, surrounded by preserved Land Trust, this private 40 acre estate compound embodies the essence of Wine Country luxury. The main residence...
6255 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
6255 Dry Creek Road Healdsburg, CA 95448
1 of 50
$15,900,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,067
BUILT
N/A
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
21704402
World class wine country w/ genteel lifestyle. Nestled within a setting of native oaks, vineyards, enchanting gardens and breathtaking views across Dry Creek Valley...remarkable property & simply...
3100 Old Sonoma Road
Napa, CA 94558
3100 Old Sonoma Road Napa, CA 94558
1 of 43
$14,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
6
BATHS
8
SQ.FT.
7,135
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
138Days
MLS
21723747
Timeless contemporary home on a private hilltop. Breathtaking views from Napa to Mt. Diablo, SF Bay, downtown SF and over to Mt. Tamalpais and Sonoma. Dramatic interior spaces with clean modern lines...
256 N Fork Crystal Springs Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
256 N Fork Crystal Springs Road St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 44
$13,200,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
8,261
BUILT
2003
ON SITE
260Days
MLS
21705032
Timeless elegance awaits you in this stunning French Chateau with incredible masonry, soaring floor to ceiling windows,and striking slate roof. The Chateau's ambiance is decidedly elegant-worthy of...
860 Meadowood Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574
860 Meadowood Lane St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 50
$12,675,000 ( $1,000,000 )
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,000
BUILT
2006
ON SITE
260Days
MLS
21711544
Price reduced by 1 million. Incredible wine country estate above Meadowood & NV Reserve accessible by a private drive servicing only 3 additional 40+ac estates. Property boasts panoramic vineyard...
15655 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
15655 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476
1 of 25
$12,250,000
Subdivision: N/A
ACRES
76.68
ON SITE
187Days
MLS
21719085
This rare & beautiful old farm of over 76 acres has been enjoyed by 4 generations. Originally part of San Francisco doyenne Alma de Bretteville Spreckel's estate. The property has 4 legal parcels...
Address Withheld
Napa, CA 94558
Address Withheld Napa, CA 94558
1 of 19
$11,370,000
Subdivision: N/A
ACRES
160
ON SITE
260Days
MLS
21528268
Rare large vineyard acreage in the Napa Carneros region of the Napa Valley. Substantial income from long term lease through 2023. 113 acres planted to vineyard. Varietals include Chardonnay, Pinot...
280 Crystal Springs Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
280 Crystal Springs Road St. Helena, CA 94574
1 of 37
$10,999,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
2,400
BUILT
1914
ON SITE
19Days
MLS
21802285
Majestic 62+acre property with 16 acres planted in Cab & Sauvignon Blanc and is leased thru 2022. This exceptional property is located in St. Helena AVA, Zoned AW and has future possibilities and...

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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