We are a 5th and 6th generation Sonoma County family, our original ranch parcel has been in the family for over 100 years.
The 265-acre ranch with 1.5 mile Russian River frontage includes the Mayacama and Brooks creeks tributaries, the historic Chalk Hill, a lake/reservoir, pond, and an 80-acre vineyard.
The Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard has a history of contributing to Sonoma County arts and culture. Primarily developed by John Carl Warnecke, world-renowned architect, who built his architectural practice around summers at the ranch in order to be with his family and entertain world-class clients and friends. In 1983, John Carl Warnecke formed the Warnecke Institute of Art and Architecture to continue the ranch’s rich history as a think tank for leading artists and architects around the world.
The River provides beautiful natural vistas, geological features, and native oak and bay forests. The river also was a source to the native Pomo Indians for fishing and hunting. To this day, local fisherman knows this stretch of river, famed for the white pigeons which have been raised on the ranch for 30 years. There are numerous trails for hiking and horseback riding throughout the property with vistas to Mt. St. Helena, Black Peak, the Geysers and Alexander Valley stretching northward. Wildlife includes: herons, osprey, bald eagles, red tail hawks, mallard, command, merganser and wood ducks, Canadian geese, wild turkeys, boar, steelhead, bass, Sacramento Pike, catfish, river otters, bobcats, mountain lions, and native snakes.
Chalk Hill Artist Residency named in SoundFly's list of North America's Most Beautiful Arts & Music Residencies
Grateful Dead visit Warnecke Ranch and write "Alligator"