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March 23, 2019 | Laird Foshay

Rangeland March 2019 News

Rangeland Field Day, Saturday, April 27, 12pm  to 3pm--Tickets on Sale Now!

Experience Paso Robles springtime in our pasture. The tasting room will be closed on April 27 and we will be enjoying the afternoon in the adjacent field at 6996 Peachy Canyon Rd. Your Rangeland Field Day ticket covers wine tasting, including the newly bottled Flora Rose', as well as a BBQ lunch featuring our beef and lamb, local sausage and other treats. There will live music and livestock displays, including cows, calves, sheep, lambs and horses. You'll get a chance to hike or take a hayride to the top of the property, which has stirring views of the surrounding countryside. Your spring wine or lamb club shipment will be available for pick up that day as well. Attendance is limited. $50 per person, and club discounts apply. For this event, no dogs allowed. Purchase tickets here.

Spring Wine Club Details

Our spring Wine Club selection is full of new releases and will be ready for pickup starting April 26 and will ship the week of April 29. Here are the wines we are planning to include:

  • 2018 Flora Rosé - new release! (or 2014 Limestone Reserve Cabernet for reds only members)
  • 2016 Syrah/Mourvedre - new!
  • 2016 Ultramafic (100% Merlot) - new!
  • 2016 Zinfandel - new!
  • 2015 Cabernet Sauvingnon- new!
  • 2014 Watershed

Intro Club (4 Bottle) Selection:

  • 2018 Flora Rosé - new release! (or 2014 Limestone Reserve Cabernet for reds only members)
  • 2016 Syrah/Mourvedre - new!
  • 2016 Ultramafic (100% Merlot) - new!
  • 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon - new!

Please update your credit card and shipping information, if necessary, at www.RangelandWines.com. You can use your email address to retrieve your password to login. Also please let us know by email if you'd like to customize your spring shipment. All the available wines are listed here.

Spring Lamb on the Way

We're readying the spring Lamb Club for shipping in April, in time for Easter. Lamb Club members should be on the lookout for an email about their shipment in the next few weeks. Wine club members can also order the 20 pound box, which sells for $300 before your club discount. The Lamb Share box includes a rack of ribs, loin chops, 2 small leg roasts, shoulder chops, riblets, stew meat and/or shanks, and 1 or 2 pounds of ground lamb. We'll also have 10 lb. boxes of ground lamb available again. Order lamb here

Private Winemaker Tastings

Private tastings are available by appointment with our winemaker Paul Hinschberger. He will guide you through a selection of wines (current, library, or not-yet-released), sharing his knowledge about grape varieties, vintages, source location and the wine making process.  We hope you'll come away with a new appreciation of winemaking styles and the unique properties of our vineyard and Paso's westside. By appointment only, the price is $50/person before club discounts, and each pair of guests leaves with a bottle of wine. Minimum party of 4, and allow at least 1 hour for the tasting. Request a tasting by filling out our appointment form

Boom Boom Superbloom

Like all of California, we've had abundant rainfall this winter, already totalling 40 inches, or about 120% of average for our ranch. The rain was generally steady, without damaging gully-washers. We did, however, have some booming thunderstorms and microbursts--intense downdrafts from towering cumulus clouds. These stormlets featured screaming surface winds and hail that rattled windows ferociously and took out many trees. So the chain saws have been busy keeping roads clear and fences whole.

Bud break (emergence of green leaves) in both the grapes and oaks has been deferred versus recent years by the cool, wet weather. Kind of feels like old times, as the metronome of climate change ticks cooler under the influence of a mild El Nino. This wet winter sets the stage for a colorful spring wildflower bloom. It also foretells an abundant year of livestock forage and likely a good wine grape crop--assuming we have good weather at bloom time (May) which allows the grapes to "set" properly. We'll keep you posted as the vintage develops. 

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