We probably don’t need to tell you: Sonoma County boasts some of the most cherished wine producing regions in the state. But did you know the county’s largest city — Santa Rosa — is also a wine tasting mecca? California’s wine aficionados have long regarded Santa Rosa’s wine country as a hidden gem, taken by the way it uniquely blends a quiet, private, rural setting with proximity to city delights. Perhaps that’s why Santa Rosa is peppered with some of the area’s finest wine country estates. Take this magnificent property for sale nestled in the exclusive Shiloh Estates enclave as an example.

A premium position set on over 10 acres near the Mayacama Golf Club affords panoramic views and exceptional wine producing, thanks to its two acres of pinot noir vines.  Resting behind gates, the ultra private main residence and guest house comprises approximately 6,100 square feet of living space — just the kind of square footage needed for grand entertaining and comfortable family living.

A dramatic entry gallery leads you past elegant columns into interiors that feel open and spacious, yet still maintain intimacy. The layout possesses an innate flow as you are led from the formal living room, flanked by a fireplace, to the formal dining room and finally — to a sunken family room. Here, a fireplace sets a warm tone, while cathedral ceilings and picture windows let in natural light and frame the view to the outside.

In the kitchen, the chef of the family has all of the necessary accouterments: a built-in oven, refrigerator, gas cooktop stove, dishwasher and a beautiful center stone slab island with eat-up bar opening to a casual breakfast area. Another point of distinction in this house: 3,600 square feet of the living space rests on the main level, including the gracious and gorgeous master suite with fireplace, incredibly large bath with soaking tub, shower and his- and her- vanities. There are a total of five bedrooms and six baths in the home, plus an array of unique room additions such as a bonus room, den/study, rec room, office, storage and workshop.

Beyond the interiors, the grounds are equally alluring. Outside, a pool and spa with waterfall and waterslide, sport court and outdoor kitchen are ideal for entertaining. And let’s not forget the separate guest house and RV barn. Between the vineyard, the golf course and the potential for equestrian use (it is zoned), this estate represents Sonoma County living at its absolute finest.

This estate is on the market for $3,975,000, listed by Mary Anne Veldkamp of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Santa Rosa.