THE COTTAGES AT RAVENRIDGE
Amenities and Details
- Approximately eighteen miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the property is located in the southeast corner of Mendocino County, within the Yorkville Highlands AVA. Approximately equidistant from Yorkville, Cloverdale, and Hopland, the property entrance from Highway 128 is at mile marker 47.84 (distance from coastal Highway 1.)
- The northwesterly direction of Highway 128 meanders through Anderson Valley, the Navarro River watershed, and ancient Redwood groves before reaching the coast just south of Albion and the village of Mendocino.
- Drive time to Albion on the coast is about 60 minutes; to Boonville, 30 minutes; to Yorkville, 10 minutes, and to Hopland, 15 minutes.
- Drive time to State Highway 101 and Cloverdale is approximately 15 minutes, where essential services are found: gas stations, groceries, banks, etc. Healdsburg is less than 15 minutes' drive from Cloverdale, and the Santa Rosa Airport about 30 minutes from Cloverdale.
- Located within minutes of local wineries, shops and restaurants in the expanding Anderson Valley AVA, best known for its premium Pinot Noir wine production.
- The main residence and guest cottages are at the end of the ½ mile single lane improved gravel road; major upgrade (2015).
- Easement through neighboring property and vineyard.
- Two remote-controlled, solar-powered gates, the first at highway entrance, and the second at the perimeter of the neighbor's vineyard.
- Paved road at the incline approach to the main residence.
ACREAGE, ZONING AND VITICULTURAL APPELLATION
- Approximately 21 acres, Mendocino County zoned as Rangeland (RL) Located in the Yorkville Highlands AVA (American Viticultural Area )
- Weather patterns moderated by coastal conditions but with strong upland influences.
- Elevation and soils characterize the unique Yorkville Highlands terroir.
PROPERTY ELEVATION AND COORDINATES
- The Main Residence and Gardens are located at 1,450± ft (420 m) above sea level with coordinates N 38 degrees, 53 minutes W 123 degrees 07.3 minutes
THE ENVIRONS AND COMMUNITY
- Local agriculture includes a mix of premium wine grapes, olives, apples, and livestock.
- Yorkville Highlands boasts a remarkable community of neighbors (317 according to the population sign), most of whom know and care about each other. The Yorkville Community Benefits Association provides financial support for the Anderson Valley volunteer fire department Yorkville station and for scholarships for every 95494 zip code high school graduate.
- Abundant opportunities for involvement with community functions and social events through a range of formal and informal networks.
- The nearby Galbreath Nature Preserve is a 2,500-acre research center owned and administered by Sonoma State University. This important site will nurture academic research, student and community field trips, and become a model of earth sciences research, astronomy, and habitat preservation for generations to come. The preserve exemplifies a commitment to stewardship that is shared by many neighboring landowners, large and small.
- Locally owned restaurants in Cloverdale, Yorkville, and Boonville; farmers' markets in Cloverdale and Boonville.
WATER AND WATER SYSTEMS
- Two wells provide year-round water to the developed residential and landscaped parts of the property.
- Wells are housed in separate structures in the level parking area below the cottage compound.
- Well water is pumped uphill to the 12,000± gallon concrete storage tank above main residence and gravity-fed to the vintage 10,000± gallon redwood storage tank at cottage compound.
- Emergency hydrant adjacent to barn.
- Two water treatment systems, one at the main residence and the second at the cottage compound, ameliorate the presence iron and other trace minerals with ample purified drinking water.
- Custom-designed conical cedar shake roof added to redwood tank in 2015.
- The two residences and guest cottage are served by a 1,500± gallon septic system and leach field downslope.
- New access riser and effluent filter upgrade (2016).
- The property boundary to the west and south is fenced with livestock fencing to contain the cattle on the adjoining Allen Ranch.
- There is no fence on the southeastern property boundary, but the vineyard on the adjacent property is surrounded by deer fencing with a solar powered gate across the easement road.
- Deer fencing surrounds the main residence gardens and the cottage compound.