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26-acre family vineyard with quality Petite Sirah and Zinfandel grapes listed at $775K. Home site possible.

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Dorothy Vassar spent 53 years growing wine grapes in the Redwood Valley area of Mendocino County, and loved working with some of the state’s well-known brands.


In 1965, she started a two-acre vineyard with her husband (who died in 2008), and gradually grew it to 18 acres of Zinfandel and 6 acres of Petite Sirah on a 26.3-acre vineyard.


Mrs. Vassar said she and her husband enjoyed growing wine grapes for decades.


“We had a wonderful time! We sold to Parducci, Weibel, K-J and others. But the best times were with Joel Peterson and Ravenswood! He was perfect!  a joy to work with!”

Time to sell

But Mrs Vassar is 76 years old, and has decided that now is a good time to sell. The decision was influenced by Constellation Brand’s loss of the entire 2018 vintage of her wine.


The listing is with Realtor Bud Thompson and Broker Associate Diane Rucker.


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Photo, above, from MLS


Description (from MLS and Realtors)

Directions  East Rd, Redwood Valley – North to Road C
Marketing Remarks  Exceptional and beautiful 26.334 acre parcel tucked away on a quiet lane with privacy and seclusion.

The flat to gentle terrain boasts a view building site for your dream home, and approximately 24 acres vineyard planted to Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.

The views of nearby mountains, vineyard, and valley provide a true retreat at the end of the day.

Has RVCWD Ag Water and a portion of vineyard has overhead irrigation.

Zoning Allows 2nd Unit Possible, Agricultural, Dairy, Farm/Ranch, Horses Allow, Livestock, Orchard, Poultry, Tree Farm, Vineyard Current Use Agricultural, Horses, Vineyard
Lot Description Agricultural, Secluded, Trees, View, Other Topography Gently Sloped, Mostly Level
# of Lots 1 Lot Fencing Perimeter
Existing Structures None Water Source Water Public
Lease Equip-ie solar No Utilities Elec Avail
Miscellaneous Horses Poss, Livestock Poss Height Limit Unknown
Sewer/Septic TBD, None Perc Test None
Cond./Restr. Ag Preserve, Williamson Act Sale Conditions None

The Vineyard

The 26+ acre parcel is deerfenced, zoned Agriculture-40 acre minimum and is in a Williamson Act ag preserve  The fruit is currently not under contract.


Additional information and more maps at this PDF provided by Thompson and Rucker.


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Vineyard plot provided by Listing agent Diane Rucker


Diane Rucker (Lic: 00492065)
Realty World-Selzer Realty (Office Lic.: 00528452)
551 S Orchard Ave
Ukiah, CA 95482
Primary: 707-272-5555 Secondary: 707-467-3635 Other: 707-462-6380

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