The original developers of the property nicknamed it “Sorpresa,” which in Italian means surprise. This word perfectly captures the feeling one experiences upon arriving at the property after the graceful drive up the winding driveway. Upon cresting the hilltop, you enter the gate and are treated to a stunning view of the immediate property and a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside, and majestic views of Mt. St. Helena, where the sun and the moon rise.
As you turn into the driveway you are immediately transported to an elegant European estate with more than 70 stately olive trees dotting the landscape and shading the entrance to the main residence. Welcome to a place to relax and recharge in your own private resort.
Sometimes there are places that inspire that "wow" moment upon arrival, this is that place. As you drive through the gate, you enter a landscape like no other. Maybe it’s the south of France or Italy as it beckons you onward up the hill through rolling vineyards and amazing valley views. Elevated 900 feet above the Dry Creek Valley floor, you enter the property and you get that wow moment looking out to Mt. Saint Helena and Geyser Peak. The unobstructed views coupled with complete privacy and
As you arrive at this special place located in the iconic Russian River Valley you are immediately captivated by nature. Here nature has been allowed to coexist within the spaces of the home and structures. Nature takes priority here, whether it’s the bees, butterflies, insects, birds or people, you are embraced by its beauty, its elegance without manipulation and pure grace. The architecturally designed home by Dimitri Vedensky was inspired by the pueblos in Portugal, with its stucco exterior
A scenic drive past rolling vineyards leads to this stunning 120± acre ranch with commanding views of the Russian River Valley and Mt. Saint Helena. Built in 2002, the custom home is both gracious and warm with fine details throughout including high ceilings, chef's kitchen, wrap around decking, expansive outdoor entertaining and privacy. Detached garage with full bath, wine cellar, studio. Barn with insulated wine storage and large office above.