Bates Ranch Vineyard

A Rare Opportunity in the
Santa Cruz Mountains


At the foot of Mt. Madonna in the Santa Cruz mountains, off the historic stagecoach trail on Redwood Retreat Road is the bucolic 932-acre Bates Ranch. A stunning retreat with complete peace, privacy, & tranquility and 22 acres of award winning Cabernet, Cabernet Franc & Grenache vineyards insure that you and your guests will enjoy this Gentleman’s Ranch now and for generations to come.


Land size - 932 total acres
22 acre vineyard
Main house - 4 bedroom 4.5 bath
Guest house - 3 bedroom 3 bath
Caretaker house - 3 bedroom 2 bath
Foreman House - 3 Bedroom 2 Bath


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Bates Ranch, noted for its 1930’s William Wurster designed main house and a 3 bed/3 bath guest house with oversize pool and tennis court is only 45 minutes south of Palo Alto. A wonderful weekend retreat, summer place, or full-time ranch with abundant springs to ensure a verdant landscape.


Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle


Quintessential California Retreat


Truly one of a kind property that has been in the stewardship of the same family for over sixty years. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the quintessential California estate.


Family Recreation


This property has it all, the spring-fed lake offers a haven for water fowl and opportunities for canoeing & fishing. Scenic Little Arthur Creek flows at the edge of the property and there are trails for hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking. As a Williamson Act property, Bates Ranch supports a 30+ pair cattle operation with barns, corrals, stables, & guest house, plus a 3 bed/2 bath caretaker house.




Farm to table opportunities abound in the farmland plots dotting the property. Expand the vineyard, plant an olive grove and grow vegetables and livestock. The possibilities are endless!