WALKER DAIRY RANCH
This stunning and unique Bennett Valley ranch has been in the same family for over 75 years. Once a local operating dairy, this 55-acre ranch has many outbuildings and a private 5-acre lake perfect for entertaining and irrigating. Try your hand at fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, or rowing. The custom home highlights lake views and features clear-heart redwood accents throughout.
This ranch has been the location of romantic weddings, festive parties, private retreats, and numerous celebrations at the lake and rustic cabana or up at the custom home.
Located in the Bennett Valley Appellation and adjacent to the successful boutique winery Jemrose, this property may have great vineyard potential. “While many of our growers sell their grapes to other wineries in Sonoma County, a handful have started their own Bennett Valley Wine labels and are bottling their own wines. Anchored by the large Matanzas Creek Winery - the only consumer destination in the valley - there are 15 small artisan wine labels under production, and more planned for the future.” (from Bennett Valley Grape Growers, http://www.bvgg.org). “Well drained volcanic soils help promote healthy vines. Merlot is the dominate variety with lesser plantings of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Pinot Noirs from Bennett Valley Appellation are also well known.” (from http://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-bennett+valley )