SOURCE: Palmer Property Development

July 17, 2008 06:00 ET

Palmer Property Development Transforms Sonoma Vineyard Into Dream Home

A Sustainably Redesigned Home and Organic Winery, the Ranch on Soda Rock Launched as California's Most Unique Fractional Real Estate Opportunity

HEALDSBURG, CA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - One of the latest real estate trends is fractional ownership, an increasingly popular way for people to have the best vacation or second home properties at a fraction of the cost. In the Northern California wine country, there is a new kind of fractional property for those who have always wanted to be a winemaker and own a vineyard of their very own. The Ranch on Soda Rock is a biodynamic-farmed vineyard and organic winery in the prized Alexander Valley region of Sonoma. This hobby winery single-home fractional located in Healdsburg, CA represents the future of investing in real estate.

Palmer Property Development has completely renovated the Ranch on Soda Rock with an environmentally sustainable focus, transforming the grounds into a biodynamic vineyard and garden, and remodeling the ranch style home with "green" décor in an understated modern luxury style. The home boasts views of the valley vineyards, surrounding mountains, and the grounds, which include an organic fruit, vegetable and flower garden, a 20x40 salt water pool with deck and outdoor kitchen, and mature Cabernet Sauvignon vines which will produce 60 cases of wine annually.

"The Ranch on Soda Rock offers an experience like no other -- the opportunity to tend your vineyard and organic gardens side by side with nationally renown biodynamic farmer Kelly Mulville, and to work closely with award-winning master winemaker George Vierra to learn from stem to bottle how to make your own extraordinary estate wine," said Cynthia Palmer of Palmer Property Development.

The 1/3 acre of mature Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard grapes grown on the property were historically sold to Silver Oak and De Lorimier winery. The "hobby winery" provides all the tools necessary on-site to produce wine from these top quality grapes. The vineyard and adjacent fruit, vegetable and cutting flower gardens are farmed organically and biodynamic, which places careful attention and focus on creating healthy soils and thus high-quality fruit.

Benefits to owners of the Ranch include a customized set of amenities and services that fit each owner's lifestyle. Typical of fractionals, all the needs of maintaining the home -- including upkeep, housekeeping, shopping, local reservations, event tickets, transportation, an on-site Certified Natural Chef, and even accounting services -- are included in ownership of the Ranch so that property owners can maximize pleasure time rather than worry about maintenance.

Completed in June 2008, The Ranch on Soda Rock is a must-see example of the direction that fractional ownership is headed -- luxury without the hassle, top quality at a fraction of the price, and custom-made experiences tailored to each owner's preference. To learn more visit: http://www.theranchonsodarock.com/

About Palmer Property Development:

Cynthia Palmer has become recognized as an accomplished visionary and property developer. A 25-year veteran of business entrepreneurship and real estate development in the U.S. and Europe, Cynthia's style and expertise are exemplified by her distinction as a wine/grape broker, a fifth generation agricultural developer in the Central California farming industry, and a pioneering member of a private business group focused on efforts to privatize farms in the former Soviet Union. Through her creative strengths and expertise in business performance, Cynthia has driven notable growth in the real estate investment and performance expansion sectors, creating exciting potential for forward thinking opportunists.

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