Project Description

5599 Bennett Valley Lane, Glen Ellen CA 95442


Birdland is more than a home; it is a lifestyle. Resting peacefully in its own valley of nearly 11 acres, this single-story vineyard home is a bird and nature lover’s paradise. It invites you to stop, delight in your environment and enjoy the serenity.

An approximate 2800 sq. ft. 3-bedroom/3-bath architecturally-designed main home, plus 840 sq. ft. guest cottage, were crafted with indoor-outdoor Sonoma Valley lifestyle in mind.

The living area has a dramatic arched cathedral ceiling, fireplaces, window seats and French doors. This continues into a gourmet kitchen with French oak topped island, granite work surfaces, a highly desirable AGA cooker and upscale appliances. The master suite offers views of the vineyard along with a fireplace, generous walk-in closet and access to the outdoors.

The one-bedroom guest cottage is light and airy, with the feel of a treehouse. A wine cellar is built below the guest cottage.

The exclusive setting enjoys the relaxing sounds from a nearby creek, a pond attracting countless birds, numerous fruit trees, fragrant lavender and rose gardens, a wooded area and swimming pool. The expansive lush lawn and large porches are where memories are made with family and friends.

One acre of the vineyard grows the northern Spain grape variety, Godello. Birdland Vineyards is the only vineyard growing this varietal in the US. These grapes are sold to Cave Dog of Napa. The remaining vines are Merlot, which is under contract to St. Francis Winery in Kenwood. A vineyard management company takes care of the vineyard so the owner can do as much, or as little, as they wish. This east-facing vineyard is part of the Sonoma Valley AVA.

Birdland is uniquely located at the end of a lane to provide privacy without isolation. It is minutes from award-winning wineries, highly acclaimed culinary adventures and the world class music offered at the Green Music Center.

The property is offered as two parcels, both zoned for residential use.

Birdland is your opportunity to own a piece of the stunning Sonoma Valley wine country, offering unmatched living wrapped in relaxation, nature, celebration and quality of life.

Property Features:

  • Sought after Glen Ellen location
  • 10 miles to Sonoma’s historic Plaza
  • 50 miles to San Francisco, approx. 5 minutes to Santa Rosa airport
  • 2,800 sq. ft. main residence with approx. 840 sq. ft. guest cottage
  • 3 bedrooms plus 1 bedroom guest cottage
  • 3 baths plus 1 in guest cottage
  • 2 separate parcels of land, both zoned for residential use (+ 3rd small parcel)
  • Single story
  • 10.5 acres of which at least approx. 9 usable for gardens, vines, equestrian
  • Views of Sonoma Mountain, hills and woods
  • Pond with willow surrounded by views
  • 2-car side by side attached garage with cabinetry and standby generator
  • Two expansive covered porches with views perfect for entertaining
  • Open plan living room, dining area and kitchen with detailed, arched ceiling
  • 3 fireplaces
  • Chef’s kitchen
  • Home alarm system by NSC-Federal
  • In ground swimming pool heated by solar with electric pool cover
  • Main house heated by in-floor radiant heating
  • Custom entrance gates with stucco wall, plus pedestrian gate
  • Custom front doors and garage doors
  • New battery-backup garage door opener
  • Floor Saltillo tiles throughout
  • Crank windows throughout
  • Barrel tile roof
  • Wine cellar under guest house
  • Attic storage space
  • Large shed, housing ride-on mower and storage
  • Shared well from Seven Moon Water Company (serves 6 properties) + a private well.
  • High speed internet connection


  • 4.3 acres planted to Merlot in 1994
  • 1 acre grafted to Godello in 2010
  • Yield approx. 20 tons annually sold for approx. $2,000/ton
  • Drip irrigation
  • Gated and deer fenced
  • Managed by a vineyard management company
  • Riparian rights enable utilizing water from Sonoma Creek
  • Pump house and pond for irrigation


  • Large lawn on the vineyard side, with two small lawn areas near the pool
  • Lawned path edged with white roses up to majestic oak in vineyard
  • Water features – pond, two fountains, Sonoma Creek runs alongside the property
  • Deer fenced
  • Built in over-sized Scrabble board
  • Outdoor shower
  • Courtyard between main house and guest cottage
  • 3 raised vegetable beds
  • Kitchen garden – herbs and edible flowers
  • 14 olive trees
  • 30+ fruit trees
    • 11 Citrus trees include Meyer lemon
    • Satsuma
    • Blood Orange
    • Kumquat
  • 17+ orchard fruits include apple, pear, fig, nectarine, peach
  • 3 nut trees include pecan, almond, and hazelnut
  • Rose gardens, including more than 175 roses
  • Lavender bank of more than 100 lavender bushes
  • Shade area growing azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias
  • Wooded area with majestic oak, bay and madrone trees
  • Large shed, housing ride-on mower
  • Arbored dining area covered with table grape vines
  • Ironwood deck at guest cottage


  • Cross vaulted ceiling
  • Custom vertical cut fir front door
  • Triple window
  • Window seat with cushion
  • Hall closet with dual sliding wood doors
  • Entry to hall bathroom
  • Entry to garage
  • Entry to outdoor porch entertaining area and pool

Hall Bathroom

  • Tiled stall shower
  • Single vanity sink
  • Fir wood cabinetry
  • Window to front

Living Room

  • Fir arched cathedral ceilings
  • Wood burning fireplace with hearth
  • Sconce lighting on hearth
  • Large bay window to front with large, cushioned window seat
  • Triple aspect windows
  • Quatrefoil window
  • Two sets of French doors leading to vineyard and pool
  • Dining area


  • Part of open living area
  • Custom painted wood cabinetry and drawers including plate rack and pantry cupboard
  • Large prep and dining island with French Oak work surface
  • “Leather” granite work surfaces
  • Gas insert fireplace with custom hearth
  • Seating area with large, cushioned window seat
  • Skylight
  • AGA stove/oven
  • Main sink and prep sink
  • Exhaust hood and fan
  • Integrated Liebherr fridge and freezer, Bosch dishwasher
  • Under-sink water filters
  • Built-in book shelves
  • Built-in desk/work area

Hallway with cross vaulted ceiling, French doors, house fan and seating area leads to master suite wing and guest wing

Master Bedroom

  • Triple aspect view windows including French doors to porch and vineyard
  • Fireplace with gas insert and custom hearth including built-in seating
  • Built-in shelving
  • Views of vineyard and gardens
  • Fir cathedral ceiling
  • Large walk-in closet with built-ins, skylight and access to roof space

Master Bathroom

  • Water closet with bidet and pocket door
  • Raised tile surround bathtub with jets
  • Tiled large double shower stall
  • Tiled dual sink vanity with custom cabinetry
  • Built-in linen closet
  • Skylights
  • Fir ceiling
  • Screened door to exterior

Laundry Room

  • Dual aspect windows
  • Washer and dryer
  • Large sink
  • Cabinetry
  • Extra stove

Guest Bedroom #1

  • Dual aspect windows
  • Drop pendant, low voltage track lighting
  • Closet with built-ins and hanging rail
  • Skylight
  • Access to finished attic storage area via drop-down loft ladder
  • Jack and Jill bathroom

Guest Bedroom #2

  • Dual aspect windows to garden
  • Drop pendant light
  • Closet with built-ins
  • Skylight
  • Jack and Jill bathroom

Guest (Jack and Jill) Bathroom

  • Tiled single sink vanity
  • Bath with shower
  • Water closet
  • Linen closet
  • Windows to garden

Guest House

  • 840 sq. ft.
  • Custom vertical cut fir front door
  • Picture windows to gardens and trees
  • Quatrefoil window
  • Skylights
  • Living room area
  • Three cushioned window seats
  • Kitchenette with breakfast dining area, sink, cabinetry and mini fridge
  • French doors to deck
  • Iron wood deck overlooking creek and trees
  • Pocket doors separating living room from kitchen and bedroom
  • Large sliding door closet with built-ins in bedroom
  • Forced air heating and air conditioning
  • Bathroom with glass surround, tiled shower
  • Laundry room with stacked washer and dryer
  • Wine cellar below guest house


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Birdland Vineyards Captures the Wine Country Dream!


The Shone Team
Sotheby’s International Realty
Wine Country Brokerage

25 East Napa Street  Sonoma, CA 95476
Tel:  707.933.1515   Email: tina (at)

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