Laird Foshay
 
January 29, 2020 | Laird Foshay

Rangeland News January 2020

In this issue: 20th Anniversary, Wine Specials, Beef Special, Vacation Rental, Full Moon Wine Dinner, Link to Story by Laird, Event Calendar
 

Happy 20th Anniversary to Rangeland!

We opened our new tasting room at the corner of Vineyard Dr. and Peachy Canyon Road last January--and what a year it's been! We so appreciate your continued support of our family winery and ranch. 

This year is also the 20th anniversary of us purchasing and establishing Adelaida Springs Ranch. We started this Rangeland enterprise--growing grapes, making wine, and raising grass-fed cattle and sheep--as complete beginners, fresh from Silicon Valley. Now, after 20 years of holding the agricultural cougar by the tail, we like to think of ourselves as advanced beginners. We just tasted through our 2018 vintage blending trials with Paul Hinschberger, our winemaker. They are tasting great: nicely fruit forward but nuanced. Last week we worked (dewormed and vaccinated) 140 head of cattle without any wrecks. We confirmed 59 pregnant cows, fat with calves for springtime. Most of these cows were bred by our lead Angus bull, Legend. No big deal in a world dominated by factory farms, but a far piece from our raw beginnings as ranchers and vintners. 

With your suppport, we've been able to keep our pristine coastal mountain ranch intact, preserving the priceless scenery and habitat for future generations of wildlife, livestock and human visitors. Check out our photo album, where the landscape, the plants and the animals are the real stars of the show. We'll be celebrating this milestone in style at our Field Day party on April 25--make sure you check the next newsletter for more details and an opportunity to sign up. You won't want to miss this one! 

Valentine's Bordeaux Special: $99 for 3 Bottles

We are featuring some very fine wine at a price lovers can love. Through February, we have lowered the price of our delicious 3-pack of Rangeland Bordeaux varietal wines. They are on sale for just $99 before your club discount. The pack includes our 2015 Cabernet, the delicious 2015 Watershed (Bordeaux blend), and our age-worthy 2015 Limestone Reserve. This is a killer deal--be a clever shopper and give your sweetheart something you can both enjoy! Order here. Use $1ship coupon code!

Mistletoe Case Special: $200

Our 2016 Mistletoe is still on special by the case at a fire sale price--just $20 per bottle or $200/case before your club discount, and $1 shipping through the end of February, our little Valentine's gift to you. Order here. Use $1ship coupon code!

Beef Special--33% off Beef Club Boxes!

We have some extra beef club boxes from our 2019 summer harvest--it stays wonderfully fresh in the vacuum packaging--no freezer burn at all. Each 25 lb. box contains 6 lbs. steaks, 6 lbs. roasts, 8 lbs. ground, and 5 lbs. extras, including stew meat, kabob pieces and shanks--plus a free soup bone. Normally priced at $300 before discounts, we're offering each box for $200. Club discounts apply. Supplies are limited, so order now! We can ship anywhere in CA, NV, AZ, OR, and WA for just $1 through the month of February. Order here. Use $1ship coupon code!

Inaugural Full Moon Dinner at the Ranch, Saturday March 7, 5 pm - 8 pm

We have noticed that we really enjoy our wines during the full moon--call us superstitious, call us perspicacious, call us prescient, or call us kwazy. Experience* has inspired us to throw our first Full Moon dinner--we hope to make this a regular thing. Join Lisa and me in our home on the ranch, along with winemaker Paul Hinschberger and Rangeland crew members, for a dinner catered by Thomas Hill Organics featuring our estate-grown beef and lamb, paired with a stellar line up of Rangeland Wines. Seating is limited, so reserve your space now. We look forward to dining, chatting and quaffing with you! $100 per seat before club discount. Purchase tickets here.

* Read about Laird's first epic full-moon wine experience in his blog post: One Bottle of Wine.

Vineyard View Cottage Special

Our Vineyard View Cottage is booking up, but we have a few weekends and many weekdays available this winter. We are offering 3 nights for the price of 2 for bookings through February 28. Price is $400/weekend night (Fri, Sat, Sun), and $350/weekdays. Club discounts apply. Book your stay here

Calendar of Events Through May 2019

President's Day Weekend, February 15-17
We're serving our famous grass-fed beef  and lamb hamburgers on Saturday only, 12-4. Burger, side salad and a Lisa cookie is $15. We also have charcuterie and cheese plates available for purchase all weekend. On Friday and Sunday, you're allowed to bring your own picnic. We charge a $10/pp picnic fee for nontasters--waived with a bottle purchase. For groups larger than 6, please call or email ahead so we can reserve you a table.

 

Vintage Paso Zinfandel Festival, March 20-22
We'll be releasing our 2017 Zinfandel and tasting a 2018 barrel sample. We're serving our famous grass-fed beef and lamb hamburgers on Saturday only, 12-4. A burger, side salad and a Lisa cookie is $15. We also have charcuterie and cheese plates available for purchase all weekend. 

 

Field Day/ Rangeland 20th Anniversary Party, Saturday April 25, 12-3
We're partying out in the field again, with new wines to share, baby lambs and calves to enjoy, and grass-fed grilled lamb and beef to devour, along with other goodies. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon with music and friends, and help us celebrate 20 years of effort and enjoyment. Mark you calendar. Ticket info to come in the next newsletter. 

 

Wine Festival, May 15-17
We're serving our famous grass-fed beef and lamb burgers on Saturday only, May 16, 12-4. Burger, side salad and a Lisa cookie is $15.  We will also have charcuterie and cheese plates available for purchase all weekend. 

 

Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25
We're serving our famous grass-fed beef and lamb burgers on Saturday only, May 23, 12-4. Burger, side salad and a Lisa cookie is $15.  We will also have charcuterie and cheese plates available for purchase all weekend. 

 

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