Merlo Vineyard

Healdsburg, California

$6,500,000 | 250 ± Acres | Sonoma County

Starting at the foothills of the northwestern end of Dry Creek Valley and rising up to almost 1000 feet sits the celebrated 250-acre Merlo Vineyard. Commanding unprecedented views over the entire Dry Creek Valley out to Mt. Saint Helena to the west and Lake Sonoma and Pritchett Peaks to the east, and Lago di Merlo in the near distance to the south. The approach to Merlo Vineyard is through Dry Creek Road and skirting Lake Sonoma to ascend Stewarts Point Road. Arriving at the entrance, one is met with a monumental stone entrance and iron gate. Passing through the gate, you meander down a gravel road with pines and oaks framing the journey. The vista opens up to reveal an undulating sea of vineyards.

With 55 acres of premium vines in Dry Creek Appellation professionally planted and maintained and another 7 acres prepped for planting, Merlo Vineyard represents a substantial purchase in one of California top appellation made even more special by the fact it is among the highest altitude vineyards within the appellation. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cab, Sangiovese, Primitivo, and Malbec make up the varietals. The entire vineyard is irrigated by Petite Lago di Merlo, which is an 18-acre foot reservoir that sits on the border of the property, wherein Merlo Vineyard has exclusive diversion rights. Pump is capable of 400 GPM. Of important note, the entire vineyard site has an underground ADS “Drop-In” system that diverts surface water to buried pipes that are then deposited to secure places, greatly reducing hillside erosion in the wet season. The grapes are sold to Duckhorn, Benzinger, and Christopher Creek.

Merlo Vineyard is much more than just a vineyard. With another 200 acres of unspoiled land and 4 Legal Parcels/Certificates of Compliance, the potential for development are endless. There are multiple stunning building sites with giant vistas and water resources to support the same. There is also a substantial redwood and fir stand that will allow sustainable harvesting in the near future. Native wildlife abounds, and hiking trails are everywhere you look.

In summary, in terms of quality, quantity, and price point, nothing in Dry Creek Valley compares to this gem.

  • 250 acres in the Dry Creek Appellation made up of 4 Legal Parcels/Certificates of Compliance
  • 55 acres of Premium Vineyards, including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cab, Sangiovese, Primitivo, and Malbec, with an additional 7 acres prepped and ready to plant
  • Vineyard has a state-of-the-art French Drain System to remove water from the Hillside to limit erosion
  • Deer Fence
  • 18 Acre Foot Reservoir with Pump capable of 400 GPM
  • Multiple Exceptional Estate Sites with Vistas & Spring Water are available
  • Electricity available at the property line
  • Extensive Road Network with Gated Stone Entrance
  • Commercially Viable Redwood & Fir Stands with existing NTMP

9965 W. Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, California


38.7046405N, 122W

Head Northwest out of Healdsburg on Dry Creek Road until Stewarts Point Road. Take Left and continue until rocked entrance

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