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Gustafson Family Vineyards, Luxurious Estate Vineyard & Winery

Geyserville, CA, USA
  • Estate4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Gustafson Family Vineyards, Luxurious Estate Home

Gustafson Family Vineyards is the highest elevation estate vineyard and winery in Sonoma County, overlooking Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Mt. St Helena. Surrounded by 20 acres of vineyard, guests have exclusive use of the Estate Residence, including the 36 x 18 ft. pool, spa and gardens. The living room offers 30-mile views of the valley with glorious sunrises above the valley fog, and the timeless architecture is a symphony of color with rich stone, stucco and glass.

Amenities include:

• Fully equipped chef ’s kitchen with double ovens, two dishwashers, custom servingware for 12 and dining bar.

• Adjacent deck with dining area for 12, complete with a gas barbeque and comfortable lounge furniture

• Master suite features a king bed, over-sized shower, spa tub and vaulted beam ceiling.

• Two first-floor suites have king beds, private baths and showers with walk-out to the pool and spa.

• Access to our Picnic Area, with breathtaking views of Lake Sonoma, plus a gas grill and food prep area.

• Honor Bar of our award-winning Estate Wines.

• A behind-the-scenes look at our boutique Estate vineyard and winery, including a complimentary private tasting.

Our small team of dedicated staff will provide you with individual attention and unsurpassed hospitality. As our private guests, you will observe the seasonal activities of the vineyard and winery and may schedule a complimentary tasting of our Estate wines, available Friday - Monday. Guests who do not stay with us through the weekend will receive a complimentary tasting at our downtown Healdsburg tasting room. We welcome you to explore our unique Mountain Estate.

TOT Certificate Number 950N

Property Manager

Dan Gustafson

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Dan Gustafson

In the spring of 2002, while driving from Healdsburg to the California coast with his family, Dan Gustafson, a landscape architect and real estate developer, pulled his car to the side of the road. He peered over the fence of the property that would soon become his, and explained to all that this would be a perfect place to grow grapes. Dan saw his dream of planting his own vineyard come true that year with the purchase of those 87 acres in the Dry Creek Valley appellation of Sonoma County. In 2006 the estate property was expanded to 247 acres with the purchase of an adjacent property. Vineyard plantings are now complete at 20 acres; varieties include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Rosé of Syrah. The balance of the land will remain as an ecological preserve. The integrated home and winery that Dan and his craftsman colleagues have created truly merge with the landscape. They offer a spectacular view of Lake Sonoma and have become both workplace and retreat for Dan, his wife Phyllis, the Gustafson family and their friends. The family intends to keep the vineyard property feeling like a private home. This is a place they enjoy hosting visitors and wine lovers from all over the world.

Dan Gustafson purchased this Estate in 2004

Why Dan Gustafson chose Geyserville

The old sheep ranch, at an elevation of 1800 feet above sea level, has rich, red volcanic soil known for producing superb wine grapes. It represents a unique terroir as the highest elevation estate vineyard and winery in Sonoma County. Benefiting from warm summer days and late afternoon Pacific breezes, the vineyard is sustainably farmed with respect for the vines, the land, and the wine-making process. When creating the vineyard great care was taken to preserve old groves of madrone, oak, and redwood trees, including the “Sonoma County Heritage Tree.” This 300-year-old madrone has a trunk diameter of eleven feet is thought to be the largest madrone tree in Sonoma County, and perhaps the entire state of California.

What makes this Estate unique

Our Estate Home is located in the heart of the vineyard, giving you a unique perspective into the farming of our Estate vineyard. It is peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful, and will become your private Estate for the duration of your stay.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Tempurpedic bed with large master bathroom
      • First Floor Suite
        1 king, En-suite bath & pool patio access
      • Corner Suite
        1 king, En-suite bath and pool patio access
      • King size beds (3)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Guest bathroom
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, His & Hers Sinks
      • First Floor Suite
        toilet, shower, His & Hers Sinks
      • Corner Suite
        toilet, shower, His & Hers Sinks
      • 3.5

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          The Picnic Area features a breath-taking view of Lake Sonoma from 1,800 ft. in elevation.
        • Mountain View
          The Estate Home features 30-mile panoramic views in three directions.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Luxury 800-thread count linens included
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air conditioning with four zones for customization
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Automatic gas fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating with four zones for individual customization
                    • Internet
                      Wireless Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Two full-glass window walls overlooking Estate vineyard, including 30-mile views of Mt. St. Helena and surrounding wine country
                    • Parking
                      Outdoor parking for 3 vehicles
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Luxury bath & pool towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Detergent provided
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          Prepared meals and private chef/catering available from Baci Cafe & Wine Bar in Healdsburg
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Custom made stoneware, service for 12
                        • Dishwasher
                          2 Bosch dishwashers, detergent provided
                        • Kitchen
                          Two Thermador ovens, five-burner range, two dishwashers, and over-sized refrigerator & freezer. Fully stocked chef's kitchen, including servingware and a Keurig coffee maker.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig coffee/espresso maker, Automatic (drip) coffee maker & grinder, no coffee filters required
                        • Oven
                          Two Thermador ovens
                        • Pantry Items
                          Olive oil, salt, pepper & spice rack
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          five-burner gas stove-top
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining for 6 inside, 12 outside (deck), and additional Picnic tables at the Picnic Area.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Available in living room & all bedrooms
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      Overlooking Estate vineyard, including panoramic view of Mt. St. Helena
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Deck is adjacent to kitchen and overlooks Estate vineyard with dining area for 12. Pool patio has 6 lounge chairs and seating for 4.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Home is set in 20 acres of privately managed Estate vineyard, and includes several miles of hiking trails.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      6 burner gas grill on deck adjacent to kitchen, additional gas grill at Picnic Area


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private outdoor hot tub adjacent to pool, accommodates 8
                                            • Private Pool
                                              18' x 36' private pool w/automatic pool cover. Can be heated by request.
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Located in Master bathroom


                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              James T.

                                                              Beautiful home, quality management, great wine and spectacular views! It doesn't get much better than this! Outstanding!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much Jim! I really appreciate that. You guys were great guests and such a fun group. You're welcome back anytime! Hope to see you again soon.

                                                              All the best,

                                                              Steve @ Gustafson

                                                              Ultimate Relaxation

                                                              Ken Q.

                                                              this was our 2nd stay at the estate. If you want the ultimate secluded, quiet place to relax this is it. You watch the sun rise over the mountains with coffee on the deck, and the moon rise with a glass from a local vineyard in the evening. We try to head out in the morning and spend the afternoon and evening enjoying whatever we found during the day. The Gustafson team is a delight. Remember this is a working winery and they start around 8 am and on the weekends there are people touring and tasting. However, they really don't bother you at the house. We used a local caterer (Bay Laurel) and hosted a party for 10 one evening on the deck that couldn't have been more perfect. The house has everything you need from outdoor heaters to a well stocked kitchen. I almost hated to write this review as it means that people will book "our house." The decor is modern industrial and the architectural details inside are fantastic.


                                                              First of all, it's hard for me to write a review with very little negatives. There is always something that can be better....could be improved.

                                                              We gave this house 5 stars because it was perfect. The quality of everything, the attention to detail, the coziness, the multiple amazing overlooks, the classy architecture, the professional kitchen, deck, pool and hot tub...it was all a "wow" customer experience. And we have used VRBO a number of times in the past several years to book our vacations. This location, so far, was clearly the best we've experienced.

                                                              We stayed at Gustafson for three nights with our friends and wished it was instead a full week...or at least 4 nights at a minimum. The private chef experience also gave us a special taste of delicious foods from Cali (by Baci restaurant in the town of Healdsburg) without having to lift a finger. In fact, we were out in the pool when the chef and server arrived to setup...and they said hello and went right to work on the prep...and knew the kitchen probably as much as the owner.

                                                              We spent the next couple days hiring a driver to take us around to many local vineyards...the Jordan Estate Tour (3 1/2 hrs in length) was incredible and a must do. Book early as it fills up quickly.

                                                              We will be back. Thank you very much Team Gustafson Family Vineyards for making the visit special and memorable!

                                                              Wonderful Experience

                                                              Kim L.

                                                              My husband and I invited 3 couples from Michigan to vacation with us at the Gustafson Estate. One couple stayed in Healdsburg and the other 2 out at the estate (only 3 couples total). The pictures did it justice BUT actually staying there and seeing all of the architectural details and the beautiful views and the little window seats - it was way more than what we imagined. All of us now want a house like this estate. The couple staying in Healdsburg came out for the full day - the drive was beautiful. Even though the estate is about a 20-30 min. drive to Healdsburg, it wasn't as long as one would think. We hired a chef one night to cook us dinner- what a treat. We enjoyed the early morning sun, the afternoon time at the pool and the evening on the deck. I am planning my next trip to the Gustafson Winery Estate.

                                                              Excellent luzurious experience at a working winery.


                                                              This trip to Northern Sonoma County was greatly enhanced by the stay at Gustafson. The luxurious home was only outdone by the beautiful vistas of Lake Sonoma and vineyards all around the property. The staff was extremely helpful to us and the dinner catered by the folks at Baci in Healdsburg served on the deck was something the six of us will not soon forget. We hope to return someday.

                                                              Absolutely Gorgeous

                                                              NC TravelerCharlotte, NC

                                                              Our group of three couples stayed in this fabulous house for three nights following a busy 12 days of teaching at Stanford Law School. We could not have asked for better accommodations or for a more lovely setting! The views are stunning and the night skies amazing! Property and Winery manager, Kaitlin, could not have been more gracious or helpful. She is ready to attend to every detail of your stay, but if it's privacy you're looking for, you'll never know she's anywhere around. The winery is about 17 miles from Healdsburg, so be prepared to bring provisions or have Kaitlin get them for you. The house is absolutely perfect and very comfortable. None of us wanted to leave.


                                                              Geyserville, CA, USA

                                                              Located in the beautiful rolling hills above Lake Sonoma, our Estate Home is nested in 20 acres of sustainably farmed vineyard and attached to a boutique small-production winery. We invite guests to enjoy a private tasting of our award-winning estate wines, and take a tour of the vineyard and winery with Winemaker Emmett Reed. Gustafson is also the perfect place to explore the rest of Dry Creek Valley's 60+ wineries, and enjoy the fine dining and shopping available in downtown Healdsburg.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              2 night minimum, 3 night minimum on holiday weekends (Christmas, Thanksgiving & New Years) Our TOT# is 950N

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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