Villa Carneros, the 5-star winery estate home of Attune Wines in the heart of Sonoma’s Los Carneros appellation, is the perfect villa for gatherings of family and friends with five en-suite bedrooms located just minutes to the restaurants, boutiques and historic sites of the Sonoma Plaza. For more information about Attune Wines, see below.
A straight drive running a few hundred yards between young vines takes you from Sonoma’s bustle to this one-story contemporary plantation-style house. Everything about Villa Carneros’s exterior, from the front and back porches, and abundant windows, to its elegant proportions, pleases.
Even though it’s only minutes from Town Plaza, the house feels like a country retreat. Outdoor life centers on the back porch, a great lawn and a patio edged by a trellis and young ornamental trees.
The porch, a long white wood deck with slender columns, boasts four rocking chairs that look out on a luxuriant lawn that flanks the property’s spa-equipped pool. The view beyond includes pasture, groves of oaks and deciduous trees, nearby vineyards and the distant chaparral-covered ridge that rises at Sonoma’s eastern border.
At the porch’s north end, three steps lead to a graveled area that is furnished with an outdoor sofa and chairs. A large grill and prep area, as well as an outdoor fireplace, make this the spot where residents gather most often in Wine Country’s gentle climate.
The sky lighted four-car garage offers another sweet note: A tasting room, with a simple glass table perched atop a wine barrel, invites lingering contemplation and savoring.
Clean lines, luxurious materials and a poised sense of design join here to produce a stylish, yet informal, house. There are oak floors and doors throughout, and 10-foot-high ceilings create a sense of space.
Other adroit touches include high baseboards and crown molding throughout, painted white, and walls finished in muted Mediterranean hues, such as sage, light yellow and creamed coffee.
The foyer offers a fine introduction to the house: the great room lies ahead, while a parlor and library to the right, and a 10-person formal dining room to the left, create a good first impression with their oak molding and slate gray walls. (A red lacquer Chinese sideboard in the dining room provides a striking accent.)
Villa Carneros���s great room is long and spacious, formed by a wall of French doors and transoms on one side. Its kitchen has a huge maple-topped island and a six-burner range. The informal six-person dining table has wicker chairs, and the adjoining living area rises to a cathedral ceiling.
All bedrooms have either porch access or vineyard views. The master features a king bed, marble-faced fireplace, sitting area and French door to the back porch. Its bath has a marble floor and counters, spa tub and a nine-foot-long shower, and a triptych window offers a view.
About Attune Wines
Attune Wines produces less than 600 cases of ultra-premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé each year. Guiding every step of the winemaking process at Attune, their winemaker Kenneth Juhasz, is focused on making lush, balanced wines with both structure and finesse. The vineyard surrounding the Villa, is comprised of eight acres planted to a field blend of heritage Burgundy Pinot Noir clones, and is meticulously managed and sustainably farmed.
Attune (v.): to bring into balance or harmony��. When we're attuned to what surrounds us, we're able to find a sense of harmony and balance between ourselves and the natural world -- which is exactly what we strive for in our vineyard and in our wines.
Pool heated July 4-Labor Day
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate # 458N.