PEGASUS RANCH Petaluma, California
Pegasus Ranch owned by the Bachman family is a 289 acre scenic property along Lakeville Highway and the Petaluma River south of the City of Petaluma. The ranch with its picket fences and rows of eucalyptus trees, has been principally used for raising and stabling thoroughbred races horses, but lately has been undergoing a transformation to wine grape production. The land is in the Carneros appellation, known principally for producing fine white wine and sparkling wines. The property is currently under negotiation for protection by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District.
The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District was formed in 1990 by a vote of the people of Sonoma County to help halt the growing loss of farmland and natural scenic landscapes in the County. By the end of 1998 the District had protected over 11 properties totaling 28,000 acres. For more information contact the District at (707) 524-7360