Developing a Vineyard

I love our vineyard—the farming and the people we have gotten to know through growing grape vines. Despite all the headaches that come with any farming activity – I wouldn’t trade our vineyard for any amount of money (OK, maybe there is a price…).


There are a wide variety of ways you can operate a vineyard. Many people who own vineyards hire managers to operate them, and have no involvement in the day-to-day operation other than writing and receiving checks and visiting occasionally. At the other end of the spectrum, there are those who manage their vineyards themselves and spend a great deal of their time every day devoted to it.


2000 Crane Canyon Rd., Santa Rosa, Calif.

Historic Estate at 2000 Crane Canyon Rd., Santa Rosa

By Marie H. Clay | on March 26, 2017

The Rand family utilized the finest craftsmen to build this exquisite 4156 sq. ft. 4 bd/ 5 ba estate. Features generous great room and a formal dining room that can easily accommodate large gatherings. Includes a detached accessory structure with office space, large bonus room and full bath. Plus, a pool & pool house and outstanding views in all directions! Offered at $2,100,000 in Bennett Valley, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

Eight Things to Keep In Mind When Looking for Horse Property

By Marie H. Clay | on March 6, 2012

1. How much land does a horse need? As an average, you should figure that 2 horses need about an acre of land. The county also places limitations on the number of horses allowed in certain areas. 2. Safe pasture If the property has pasture, then you need to make sure the pasture is safe

We give Marie the Perseverance Award for handling our effort that involved separating one large parcel into two dissimilar parcels and associated new easements to combating the bats taking residence in the entryway. The dedication, attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile got us to a very satisfactory conclusion.