Perfect spot for celebrating three birthdays - my brothers' and mine - with our wives. As we arrived at property and turned down Balverne Lane, we were greeted by a mother deer and her two fawns - great reception and 1st impression! And all other impressions were just as memorable - from perfectly manicured landscaping to beautiful lake view from kitchen to leisurely stroll through vineyard (which makes you feel miles from civilization). House was plenty spacious with a variety of areas for lounging and relaxing, both inside and out. Location also very convenient for wine tastings, minutes from numerous Sonoma wineries. Trip to Napa slightly longer, but worth the drive across mountain divide - beautiful scenery! Balverne Manor a must stay for anyone spending time in the wine country. If my brothers and I return to Sonoma, we'll definitely book Balverne again!