Vineyard Station Ranch Maison
What better place to explore the wine country than from a well-appointed house nestled in the vineyards? At Vineyard Station Ranch, located just minutes from historic Sonoma Plaza, enjoy the spacious Maison surrounded by peaceful vineyards.
Four bedrooms make Vineyard Station Ranch Masion the ideal vacation home for three to four couples, as well as girl friends, wedding parties, family reunions and other small groups. (Expand your group of up to 10, to up to 18 by also reserving The Ranch's adjacent and charming Chaumière.) Three of The Maison's bedrooms are spacious, with two king beds and one queen bed. The fourth is small, with a double bed. The living room, separated from the dining/family room, features a double sofa bed.
Gather gourmet ingredients at the Farmers Market, Sonoma Market, Sonoma’s Best , Safeway, or Whole Foods and whip together a meal in the spacious, centrally located country kitchen. Ample tiled counter space, a versatile island, and original Eames table with swedish chairs from Google headquarters, make the kitchen a gathering place for groups who love to cook. A vintage table in the spacious dining/family room seats 8 or more.
Curl up on the comfy sectional sofa around the fireplace and enjoy vineyard views over the redwood deck and outdoor dining area. Dine outdoors and take in gorgeous sunsets over the surrounding mountaintops. Then slip into the hot tub for a soak under the stars.
Walk through the vineyards to Denmark Street, a country road, which connects to the streets of Sonoma.
A separate front room, equipped with a desk, comfortable seating, a convertible sofa, flat screed television and DVD player provides space to watch movies - or quiet moments for catching up with the office - if you must.
Slip into 600 thread count linens beneath fluffy down comforters for a great night's sleep. Enjoy a fire from the jetted bathtub in the master bath or luxurious king sized bed. Step outside the master bedroom to your own deck for coffee in the morning. Relax, reflect. You'll remember Sonoma as one of the most special places on earth.
The 2,300 square foot Vineyard Station Ranch Maison is the perfect choice of vineyard homes to celebrate a special occasion in the heart of the real wine country for your party of up to ten.
Vineyard Station Ranch History
Vineyard Station Ranch celebrates the ranch's history as one of the region's first resorts. Know as 'Vineyard Villa' the resort was established by the French Rouquie family in the late 1800's. Century old olive trees and an enormous cork oak planted by the Rouquies grace this land, where views of the Sonoma and Mayacamas mountain ranges over lush, mature vineyards from The Maison are unobstructed. Sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking.
Location, Location, Location
If you seek immersion in the wine country, convenient proximity to restaurants, galleries, shops, parks, museums, entertainment, events and historic sites, The Ranch’s central location is ideal. Venture just minutes in any direction to discover a multitude of wineries and restaurants in Sonoma, Napa and The Carneros. If there are children in your group Train Town is just one mile away and Sonoma Plaza, with playgrounds and picnic tables, is just two miles. Pamper your self with a spa treatment at the nearby Raindance Spa at Lodge at Sonoma, also just one mile from The Ranch.
Exploring the Wine country
Vineyard Station Ranch is the perfect location for couples and small groups who desire lodging in the heart of the vineyards as they explore the region’s wine growing appellations and learn about the intricacies and nuances of winemaking.
Intimate Events, Elopements and Celebrations
Enjoy a totally private escape or add spice to your stay with a unique event. Make arrangements for guided vineyard tours, blending parties, food and wine pairings, winemaker dinners, and small rehearsal dinners, in the privacy of your Maison. Outdoor spaces are also appealing for special, intimate gatherings.
Ideal for elopements and intimate weddings, anniversary and birthday celebrations, family reunions, wine tasting excursions, girls’ getaways, and corporate incentive groups, the ranch is a wonderful place to honeymoon or simply take a respite to refresh and renew. Lodging can be expanded to accommodate 16 guests with the nearby Vineyard Station Ranch Chaumière, which sleeps six.
Owner Art Fichtenberg of Fichtenberg Vineyards, can often make himself available for vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, winemaker dinners, and wine education seminars. Vineyard designated varietals are grown at Vineyard Station Ranch in the Sonoma Coast Appellation, a specific slice of land which is warmer that the Carneros and cooler than Sonoma Valley. Nineteen of the ranch’s 26 acres are planted in Merlot, Malbec and Chardonnay, grapes perfectly suited to the climate and soil. These high quality grapes are shepherded to produce limited edition wines in small handcrafted lots, all of which are consistent medal winners.
Enjoy temporary wine club membership and discounts at the Fichtenberg Tasting Room, located at The Mercato on Sonoma Plaza. Join the wine club and you will be entitled to future lodging discounts at Vineyard Station Ranch.
Your Stay at Vineyard Station Ranch
Privacy, with convenient access to the towns of Sonoma and Napa, as well as surrounding wine growing appellations, makes The Ranch a unique, one of a kind location for those who wish to create private retreats for extended weekends, vacations and memorable gatherings. The Masion, the grounds, and the setting create a colorful, flavorful palette to enhance every unique visit.
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Winemaker and grape grower, Art Fichtenberg, your Vineyard Station Ranch host, brings knowledge of the land, the surrounding wine country, the area’s history, and the local community, to his unique 26-acre property.
Art launched his career as a grammar school teacher, moving on to become a top real estate sales person, developer, financial consultant, vineyard owner and winemaker. He founded the Sonoma Valley Leadership program and guided development of The Sonoma Valley Teen Center.
He now takes great pride in opening his ranch to wine country visitors. The ranch’s vineyards, incredible views, one hundred year old olive trees and cork oak tree, make the property’s much more than simply an outstanding house and cottalge in a great location. Art developed them, as with every project with which he as been associated, including The Carneros Inn and The Mercato on historic Sonoma Plaza, with an eye to quality.
The location is ideal for those who desire to stay in the heart of the vineyards. Perfectly situated in the southeast corner of the Sonoma Coast AVA, (American Viticultural Area), resting below the southern toe of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, north of Carneros, and west of Napa Valley, the ranch is nestled in southeastern Sonoma Valley. The vineyards are influenced by the maritime climate from San Pablo Bay, as well as the fog-laden breezes, which blow across Sonoma Mountain from the Pacific to the west. This location is ideal for producing the highest quality grapes. Wines are handcrafted and made in very small quantities to ensure the highest possible quality.
As a guest of Vineyard Station Ranch you will enjoy temporary membership in the Fichtenberg Vineyards Wine Club and may arrange a winemaker dinner with Art. Whatever your desire may be – to cook in, dine out, or enjoy a winemaker dinner - it is Art’s goal to make certain you have the best experience possible.