Retreat into the redwoods

Bates Ranch home features 22 acres of vineyards

RANCH HOME This historical Gilroy home sits on more than 900 acres. Photo: Contributed

This 4,144-square-foot home at 6545 Redwood Retreat in the foothills of Mount Madonna sits on the 932-acre Bates Ranch, which includes 22 acres of cabernet, cabernet franc and grenache vineyards.

Built in 1958, the home was designed by noted architect William Wurster, who was instrumental in the founding of the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and designed numerous residences in California.

The main house includes four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, as well as a pool and tennis court. It also includes a three-bedroom, three-bath guest house, in addition to a caretaker house and foreman house, both of which have three bedrooms and two baths.

The property has been owned by the same family for more than 60 years, according to Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, which is listing the home. It was previously listed for sale in 2017 for $14.2 million, according to Zillow, and stayed on the market for five months before it was removed.6545 Redwood Retreat is listed at $15 million. For information, visit

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