“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” – Galileo Galilei

In Sonoma County, wine is life. It’s the heart that beats through the region.  Rows of lush vineyards run like veins through the hillsides. Their annual production of fruit is a subtle reminder of Mother Nature’s unpredictable qualities, and man’s desire to turn unexpected occurrences into liquid poetry. She may announce her presence subtly through a late harvest rain or more resoundingly in the sudden blaze of a wildfire. But even at her most chaotic, she is powerful and beautiful.

Sonoma County pays homage to nature through the extraordinary wine it produces, but also through the well-planned wine country homes planted in between its vineyards. Often, these homes are tributes to the stunning nature that enfolds them. Many of them boast vineyard views, indoor/outdoor living, rustic materials and the most important element of all — abundant natural light.

This custom wine country estate nestled within Santa Rosa’s prestigious gated community, Savannah Estates, has all of the above in 6,461 square feet of living space. Nested on 26 acres with breathtaking views, the private estate encompasses a main residence that features an open concept floorplan set primarily on one level for easy family living and entertaining.

Casual elegance permeates the entire home, as seen in warm, natural details such as soaring ceilings lined with wood and a fireplace in the living room with floor-to-ceiling stone surround.  Expansive walls of glass sweep across vast swaths of the house, creating a seamless connection to the outdoors. Outside, multiple entertaining patios and a spacious loggia with a fireplace overlook an infinity edge pool — with more views and sunsets to savor.

There are three bedrooms, including a large master suite with view-oriented bath and french doors leading to an attached terrace. A separate cottage offers a full kitchen, living room and two bedrooms. Most furnishings will also be included in the sale of the home, elevating the estate’s appeal. A desirable location in Savannah Estates also gives the future homeowner private access to Annadel Park for hiking, mountain biking, trail riding or simply admiring the wildflowers.

Recently listed by Mary Anne Veldkamp of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Santa Rosa, this unparalleled California wine country estate can be yours for $4,250,000. May it be a reminder that the shining light of California  — and the spirit of wine — endures.

To learn more about how you can help support the wildfire relief in and around Santa Rosa, visit Visit California.