Communing with my Imagination
Anyone who isn’t dreaming about a better life or at least a lifestyle more suited to their disposition probably isn’t very imaginative.
So, count me among the imaginative.
Now and again I’ll peruse the various wine/vineyard real estate listings, usually just to see who is selling what, to discover what the going prices is for vineyards and wineries, etc. Yesterday I came across this Anderson Valley/Mendocino Ridge property that looks pretty tempting. and gets the imagination going:
Anderson Valley/Mendocino Ridge appellation
Access to the metropolis of Boonville and Philo
12 acres of Old Vine Zin, Chard and Pinot
A very good reputation for the grapes
More room to plant
Room for another home
One of the most tempting parts of this property is, of course, the vineyard. DuPratt has yielded grapes that
have been made into outstanding wines by Navarro and Steel. The Zin portion of the vineyard was planted about 90 years ago. The vineyard itself is at an elevation of 1,200 feet meaning the cooler weather produces grapes that lead to wines of "mountain" character. Read: Good backbone and structure. And it appears that there are folks more than willing to line up to buy the grapes if the new buyer isn’t inclined to make their own wine. Were you to sell the grapes off the Dupratt vineyard its unlikely you’d get anywhere close to covering your mortgage. But the view of the vineyards from your house might make up for that.
The other tempting part of this property is the location. Anderson Valley and it’s surrounding ridges is simply a stunning locale that is likely being discovered by buyers as we speak. I certainly see more and more Anderson Valley wines these days. My experience with the the folks that live there has been wonderful also. Good people.
I wonder if one could run a public relations firm from this location?
Anyone up for a commune?