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Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Come “Live the dream” at Black Knight Vineyard House located on top of Taylor Mountain.

Majestic view, tranquil, private, vineyards to explore.

Private 60 acres, 32 of them is vineyards, 3 mountain tops to climb with unique 360 degree views of wine country and distant mountains.

Rejuvenate in the private six-person Spa that has 50 jets plus it has a lounging seat. It is kept at an inviting 100 degree year round and overlooks the valley.

The 1600 sq.ft. vineyard house offers: A Full Kitchen, Living Room, Den, 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms plus hot-tub.

The full-kitchen is completely outfitted for cooking and entertaining. An extensive collection of wine and cookbooks to inspire any chef.

Master Suite has a full sitting and dining area A California king bed, a full bathroom with rain shower and Jacuzzi tub.

There are two bedrooms with queen European pillow beds. One has a private deck that leads hot-tub.

The den can convert to a private bedroom for any extra guests with a full size futon.

There is a 42” High-definition Direct TV located in the family room. In the master suite a 32” Also, an extensive collection of DVD’s, books and games for all ages.

Numerous outdoor dinning areas. In the backyard is a stainless steel grill with searing plate for the master outdoor chef.

Watch the horses graze in nearby pasture or greet the neighboring cows that occasionally take shade under trees in the backfields. Deer, California quails, ducks, a Hoot owl, wild turkey, chickens and 2 lovable Labs can easily be found.

Our chickens provided fresh eggs whenever possible. In-season pick: blackberries, peaches, apples, apricots and plums. Lavender, Rosemary and Bay are located around the property and in the backyard of the vineyard house.

The Petaluma Wind gap provides a constant and cool breeze also occasional fog that is picturesque.

Solar power is powering the vineyard house.


Quite hours (10:00 P.M.-7:00 A.M.) to be observed by all guests

This Bennett Valley location has all the romance of the country and a vineyard but is also only minutes to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Glen Ellen. This central location is ideal for day excursions to all of Sonoma valley and Napa Valley wine tasting. A quick drive to 101 and you can also be on your way to San Francisco for the day and evening. It does not come more convenient or more centrally located.

Relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the valley below and the mountains in the distance. Come “Live the dream” at Black Knight Vineyards.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

DeAnne Black
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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October 25, 2016
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About DeAnne Black

We purchased this property nine years ago,renaming it Black Knight Vineyards. Our last residence was in Pennsylvania. The entire family felt it was time to perhaps create something for the family. Our daughters (3) and I required that it be something that my husband was passionate about. Mitch being a a chemical engineer with an MBA, and a business turnaround specialist had many good opportunities to seek out. We had lived all over the world, even on a sailboat tasting excellent wine along the way. It seemed the obvious choice for our new business to be in wine since Mitch been a wine enthusiast for his entire life. We had a family meeting and agreed that we were all in for the adventure in Wine but with no snow. California here we come.

The first year was more work than anyone expected. With 60 acres of land, 25 acres of grapes, two houses, two huge barns and a couple small barns, we had more to do than we could get to. One of our top priorities was to reinvent the house on one of the secluded peaks. It was redesigned right from the beginning as a vacation rental.

We wanted this place to be a representation of our life. It is filled with furniture and art collected all over the US and the World. It is so peaceful here that it just called out for a spa. We especially like the spa perched on the top of the hill overlooking the valley to the west. Comfort was also high on our list – We think you will agree that it has turned out great and is unique.

DeAnne Black

DeAnne Black purchased this house in 2007

Why DeAnne Black chose Sonoma County

From the start we were interested in some type of vacation rental as part of the business. About half of the properties we considered had potential for a vacation rental. Our bigger decision was were to start with the wine business. It is a complex business and very capital intensive. We choice to start with grapes since great wine must start with great fruit.

Sonoma is one of the top wine regions in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful locations in the US. We are privileged to have one of the best views around and we can share this with you.

The bonus of this location is that while we have a peaceful, rural vineyard, we are very centrally located with easy access to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and ALL the wine areas.

It really is the best of all worlds.

What makes this house unique

As our guest you are welcome, and encouraged, to explore the vineyards. Walk, run, picnic or bike, it is a new vista on each of the three peaks on the property.

Many guest are looking forward to sampling the wine region and the wines of Sonoma a second to none. Our central location is excellent for multiple day trips in different directions, all easy to get to.

Napa is 30 mins awasy and San Francisco is 45 mins away and a direct route over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time here - just wound up being one night. Perfect for two couples. Three of the four of us did the first Levi's Grandfondo in Santa Rosa. Needless to say, the cold pool, hot tub and sauna were all food for the bones and muscles! The view is amazing! We also enjoyed hearing the wind among the trees. A walk through the vineyard is a must. Another great view up above the Merlot & Pinot grapes. If you are lucky - Mitch will let you barrel taste his private stash! Yummy - We loved the Zin he had in a 1/4 barrel. We enjoyed talking with DeAnne and Mitch and hearing their story of how they got here - cheers to them for taking a risk we have all thought about.

We hope to return!
Nov 2009
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Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 46 reviews
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What a View

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy cottage with a beautiful view! Our hosts Deanne and Mitch provided a hands on tour of wine making. Their daughter Lexi hosted a one on one wine tasting . The kitchen has all the amenities one could ask for. The beds were comfy and cottage was clean. The hot tub in the evening was a relaxing place were we could sip our wine and enjoy the stars and valley view. Food stores and eateries are nearby. Wine country was at our doorsteps and exploring the many wineries was easy to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an awesome vacation in Sonoma County. Our stay in the Mountain Top Cottage @ Black Knight Vineyard was definitely a little piece of heaven. The views are breathtaking and change constantly from a beautiful sunset to the fog rolling in & out creating picturesque moments. The cozy cottage offers a great retreat after a day of exploring the many attractions of the Sonoma Valley.

Mitch & DeAnne were accommodating and invited on a tour of their wine making . Their daughter Lexi provided us with a private wine tasting and also lots of information and history of the property. I do wish we had devoted more of our visit on actually participating in their operation.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Private with a Great View

  • 5 of 5

Black Knight was a perfect place to stay for our ladies get away. The home was clean and had all the amenities we needed. The view was great and the home was a quiet get away. We had a great private tour and tasting of the family owned and operated vineyard and were fortunate to be able to see some of the harvest. We loved the Sonoma wines and the relaxed atmosphere of the area. I would recommend it to my family and friends. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Black Knight vineyards getaway. It was truly an experience to stay on a working vineyard. Especially, for "city folk", who have never had the opportunity to stay on a farm The owners, DeAnne and Mitch, were very friendly and accomadating. We got to see them working their fields and then have a private wine tasting! Their wine is exceptional and we joined their wine club. This added so much to our winetasting and touring experience. Making it more intimate and personal. The view is spectacular. There is a hottub on top of the mountain which is immaculate and we enjoyed it nightly. The house is very private. In the morning, we were greeted by the neighbors cows, and also got to see goats, horses and chickens. The house is very clean and has a "homey" feel to it. The beds are extremely comfortable. The kitchen has all the amenities, so there was no need to go to restaurants to eat. (Saved money on food, so we could buy more wine!) Actually, nothing could compare to eating outside on the mountain top surrounded by all that beauty! The house was spacious enough for our whole group . There were 6 of us. What an adventure! Want to go back to experience harvest!! Thanks DeAnne and Mitch for allowing us to share your "vineyard dream" and home.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely setting, plenty of space, great wine!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I along with another couple visited Wine Country this past week. We really enjoyed our stay at Black Knight vineyards. The kitchen was well appointed, the hot tub was awesome (especially since it was so cool in the evenings), and there was plenty of seating to spread out around the property. We also enjoyed a personalized wine tasting with DeAnn and her daughter and are looking forward to receiving our shipment!

Only room for improvement would be in the bathrooms. Shower was not clean in the smaller bath, and hair dryer didn't work (blowing cool air only). Toilet was not flushing properly in the large bath. Small things though, would not deter me from coming back.

Thanks to DeAnn for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Bryn Mawr, PA

Gorgeous Views!

  • 4 of 5

The setting on top of a hill with beautiful, panoramic views of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, etc is spectacular. It is also a quiet, restful place; no traffic noise, no neighbors...truly quiet.. There is a unique view of the valley below; fog rolling in from the Pacific, and then lifting (the fog at this location burns off by 8 am @July). The house is set on a working vineyard; beautiful and interesting. If you want a fancy kitchen, impressive house, this is not the rental for you. The beds are comfy, the hot tub is fantastic (watching the sun go down/ the lights come up in Santa Rosa just so pretty). The pool is unheated, and really too cold (a cover would probably help keep the heat in and the bugs/ mice out at night). The house is sort of '80s (popcorn ceilings, strange layout, bathroom tile in need of a good scrubbing, house generally in need of a seasonal cleaning.) But trust me, this is not an issue if you care about the setting. The adjacent property had horses and sheep, the wine tasting is fun, and you have to admire what this family is trying to accomplish in getting this lovely vineyard established. If you enjoy craft beer, suggest you check out the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa. the food, and Ale/IPA is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Willis Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
San Rafael
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bennet Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 101
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Over 300 wineries are at your reach from this central location. Every direction affords a different, yet exciting adventure in wine country from this convenient location.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Harvest Special
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation over 30 days before check-in get 90% refund
Cancellation under 30 days before check-in get 25% refund plus any amounts we are able to re-rent.
Cancellation under 7 days before check-in get 10% refund.

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Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full Jacuzzi tub, Rainfall shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) European Pillow Top in the new Suite available starting September 1., Queen size Beds (2) Enjoy the European Pillow Tops and designer pillows in the Willow Room and Bordeau Room., Double Beds (1) Convertable futon in the Den. Den can be closed off as a third bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This 8 inch futon is a very comfortable double. The room can be set up as a additional bedroom upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Your are welcome and encouraged the explore the 60 acres of mountaintop vineyards. With three separate peaks, the view is constantly changing. Enjoy the views and privacy all around on the three decks or enjoy a walk in woods or hilltop senic overlooks.

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