Magnificent Shanel Estate Sells

Posted by Rainy Hake — October 8, 2010

1286558113October 7, 2010 – Alain Pinel Realtors is proud to announce the sale of perhaps the most luxurious country estate ever offered in Sonoma and Napa counties. Tucked away on 362+/‐ acres of prime Sonoma hillside, Shanel includes a magnificent residence completed in 1995, 7 acres of Syrah vineyards, guest house, caretaker residence, equestrian center and Lake Miwok, all surrounded by acres of woodland, meadows and wildflowers. The sellers are Gary and OJ Shansby, who have moved on from their twenty‐year labor of love in order to travel and focus more on their company, Tequila Partida. “OJ and I wish the new owners as much happiness at Shanel as we’ve enjoyed creating and living on this wonderful property,” stated Gary Shansby.

1286577666Offered at $35,000,000 the stunning estate sold for an undisclosed amount. The listing was represented by Nicki Naylor of Alain Pinel Realtors in Sonoma. Nicki expressed, “I am honored to have had the opportunity to represent the Shansbys and their beloved Shanel. Certainly this has been the highlight of my 22 years of representing some of the most wonderful estates in wine country.”1286577734


About Alain Pinel Realtors

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the largest privately‐owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR was ranked the sixth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its sales volume in 2009, and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the country. In August, 2010, The Wall Street Journal announced that seven of the 100 realtors in the country were Alain Pinel agents. The firm has approximately 1,400 agents in its 31 offices throughout the Bay Area. APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information about APR, please visit our website at

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