10 college friends, now well into our fifties--- pick a different area of the country to get together every year... this year i got to pick again, and we had previously stayed at the lovely sister property on the hill, the Black Sterling Villa, which was not available for our dates--- luckily this one was every bit AS NICE!!!!
We LOVED the open design---really great for entertaining--we love to cook and the chefs kitchen was AWESOME:)
We used the heated pool and jacuzzi constantly, and there is this horse,"sterling", that is allowed to roam the property, that is just hilarious, the place is named after him--- we got up the courage to take riding lessons on this magnificent friesian horse imported from germany and it actually ended up being a highlight of my trip to sonoma wine country!!! I have not ridden a horse since i was in camp as a 10 year old!!!!
This home is centrally located such that you can even walk to Cline Cellar winery, Gloria Ferrar Champagne Caves, Jacuzzi Family Winery, and Viansa Winery, and is just 5 minutes from downtown Sonoma plaza. We each had our own bed, and we felt very happy that we were allowed to enjoy this 4 million dollar luxury home, as we learned this home was recently sold and will no longer be offered as a vacation rental in 2015, and we are very thankful the current owner is allowing to continue to share it with us!!!
THANK YOU!!! It truly is a fabulous oasis in sonoma wine country , privately gated on 5 acres, with carneros grapes growing right on the property.
And THANK YOU, to the horse STERLING, for allowing us to ride you!!! 10 old women had the TIME OF THEIR LIVES in wine country at the Black Sterling Vineyard Estate:)