Bacchus Vineyards is located in the heart of Ukiah Valley. This part of Mendocino County is approximately 2 hours north of San Francisco, and 1 hour north of Santa Rosa. Nearby you will find the town of Talmage and the larger city of Ukiah. This offering is for seven parcels south of Ukiah in Mendocino County for a total of 103± acres. 93± acres are planted to Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Zinfandel and Syrah. The property offers endless views of the Ukiah valley and Mayacama and Coastal mountain ranges. In addition to the high quality vineyards, there are two homes, barns, and the potential for an additional building site.
Ukiah Valley AVA (pending): Bacchus Vineyards is located within the proposed Ukiah Valley AVA. This sub-appellation will encompass the land around Talmage, in the area between the Russian River, and the benchland and uplands to the east. The soils are a bit rockier, with large river cobbles providing ideal drainage.
Century-old barns and buildings dating to when the property was a prune orchard have been restored and are now the site for rustic events. The covered dining and entertaining spaces are part of what was once a fruit drying and processing farm business. Two houses are on the property can be used as residences or as vacation rentals.
The Main House is 2200± sq. ft. 2 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms and an office.
The Guest House is 1800± sq. ft., 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. The guest house is a new, fully furnished modern home available for vacation rentals. There are multiple accessory buildings surrounding a large staging area. These buildings include restored historic barns perfect for events, a “summer kitchen,” a tasting room, and a two car garage. The beautiful setting, large outdoor spaces, and historic buildings are perfect for weddings, special events, parties, and other celebrations. There is plenty of parking.
The current owners have replanted and improved the vineyard during their ownership, replacing less productive varietals with Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, and Grenache. Some of the original Zinfandel vines planted in the late 1800s have been preserved, and today produce some of the most prized grapes in the region. The farming is both hand and machine harvested, sustainable, dish-friendly and directed towards producing the best quality fruit. The vineyard features a drip irrigation system, as well as overhead frost protection. Domestic water is supplied by the City of Ukiah. There are two wells on site, both are used for vineyard irrigation. The second well is newer, and produces 500± gpm. There is a 7± acre-foot Storage/Irrigation Pond.