Gustafson Family Vineyards, Luxurious Estate Home
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.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Please supervise at all timesPlease supervise at all times
No pets - ADA certified service animals onlyADA certified service animals only
Smoking allowed - Only outdoors with extreme caution-See House rulesOnly outdoors with extreme caution-See House rules
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A wonderful destination to relax with spectacular views.
The four of us enjoyed four days of comfort in the middle of a picturesque vineyard perched on the side of a mountain.
Beautiful space, breathtaking views.
We had an exceptional time on the property. Will consider spending more time at the winery in the future.
This was our second trip to this location and once again it did not fail...perfection. Three couples and the accommodations are excellent for all. Outstanding views of the vineyard, olive trees and lake Sonoma. Can not say enough about the beauty of the home and the grounds. Very peaceful and secluded. If you are looking for night life and lots of people this is not your place. The home itself is top of the line from furnishings to bedrooms and appliances. Everything you need and all beautiful. It is a drive up and down a mountain to get to the location but we think it is worth it once you reach the property and experience all that it offers. The wine maker, Emmett and house manager, Steve are awesome!!! Very friendly and responsive to every request/need. You will not be disappointed if you stay at this winery estate. The ELK Club from Kentucky
Beautiful property, great views. Steve (property manager) was wonderful, we had a great private wine tasting
Worth the extra mile
As the family vineyard website states, if you're willing to go the extra-mile, they will go the extra-mile for you - I can attest they will! We recently stayed in the absolutely stunning home with two other couples, and had a fabulous experience. The home's setting is even more beautiful than the stunning pictures. Steve, the home manager, is great. He provided us with helpful information, including an in-home chef recommendation (highly recommend!), greeted us upon arrival, was there for any questions we had, and welcomed us with a private wine tasting on the home's private balcony overlooking the valley. Wow! The home's architecture, cleanliness, comfort, views and grounds will wow you. The home is also well-stocked for all your needs. We will definitely be making a return visit! Thank you again to Steve and the Gustafson family!
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.