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A popular trend in wine country real estate is the home vineyard, which can be anything from a few grape tendrils spilling over a trellis in the backyard to acres of carefully tended vines. Growing grapes in Sonoma and Napa Counties is big business for commercial growers; for the dedicated wine enthusiast it can be a rewarding hobby.
With Napa and Sonoma's distinct microclimates and soils, the range of possibilities for the hobby vintner is large. The same sunny warm days and cool nights that help professionals produce internationally acclaimed wines are available to all, and by carefully choosing a varietal that is appropriate for the area the homeowner may be able to produce some good home wines.
That is not to say that having a vineyard necessarily must lead to winemaking. For many wine country homeowners, vineyards provide lifestyle landscaping - which is basically little more than a comfortable home in a glamorous setting. Vineyard landscaping can have great curb appeal and actually boost property value.
If your version of la dolce vita includes sipping a glass of wine surrounded by your vineyards, as the sun sets over the distant hills, a home vineyard will provide that wine country ambience. Whether yours is truly a hobby vineyard and you want to exercise your green thumb and maintain the vines yourself, or you have larger property and hire professional management for your vines, there is no place more perfect for a small private vineyard than Napa or Sonoma County.
Contact Wine Country Modern Real Estate for more information on purchasing residential vineyard property in Napa or Sonoma County.