Michael Crain, president of the Sonoma-based Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard Advisors and Brokers, recently announced a marketing affiliation with the Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

Crain has been a real estate broker for 25 years. For the past 12 years, he has worked exclusively in the area of land, vineyards and estates.  This year he founded Michael Crain Properties, which provides brokerage, wine property appraisals, and advisory services.

One of his recent sales was the 360-acre Mystic Hills Ranch in Sonoma, which had been listed for $19,500,000, according to a press release. His current listings include the 510-acre Sage Canyon Ranch in St. Helena, owned  by restaurateur Pat Kuleto, a property listed for $19,000,000.

Wine Country Group is the second-largest real estate company in Sonoma County based on this year’s home sales.

Crain is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance. His office is located at 596 First St. West in Sonoma.

— Robert Digitale