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Our People

Laird Foshay Picking Grapes

Laird Foshay
Proprietor and Winegrower

After 20 years in technical and financial publishing in Palo Alto, where he grew up, Laird moved the family to Paso Robles in 2001 to start a new life on the ranch. He developed the estate vineyard in 2002 and has never really slowed down. Laird likes to work outdoors, when he's not over his computer being a digital rancher. He is a founder and partner J&R Meats in Paso Robles. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, riding, reading, or just rambling on the ranch with a dog and a pair of binoculars.

 

Lisa Foshay
Proprietor

Lisa grew up in Los Gatos, studied journalism and music in college, and always dreamed of living on a ranch. She left her publishing job to be a full-time mom in 1990. Since the kids left the nest a fews years back, she has been fully engaged in the ranch business. She's in charge of our boxed meat program, and helps out with everything: vineyard, livestock, events, bookkeeping, and all the rest. She’s a dedicated  walker, cook, gardener and reader. She dreams of one day having more time to write.

 

Paul Hinschberger
Winemaker

Paul's passion for wine began when he was 19, after his family opened a restaurant in Idaho called The Cellar. At the time, he was getting a business degree from the University of Montana, but in his spare time he read about (and drank) the world of wine. After graduating, he went to sommelier school to learn even more. His first harvest in 2008 was working for Grammercy Cellars and Waters Winery in Walla Walla, WA. Many wine jobs followed in Sonoma, Sebastopol, Woodsinville WA, the Willamette Valley in OR, and New Zealand. In 2013 Paul moved to Paso Robles to work as assistant winemaker for Denner. He joined Rangeland in the spring of 2015 and we are now beginning to enjoy the beautiful wines he's making. In his spare time Paul likes to backpack, disc golf, snowboard, and play his musical washboard.

 

Michelle Minton
Tasting Room / Wine Club Manager

Michelle grew up in Paso Robles and attended college at Cal Poly where she majoried in Agricultural Science. After graduation in 2005, she went on to teach high school agriculture in Soledad. In 2011 she returned to Paso Robles to work in the beef and wine industry while teaching elementary school. Michelle joined the Rangeland team in April of 2019; she loves that Rangeland combines her interests in wine and sustainable agriculture. In her spare time Michelle enjoys gardening, raising sheep, chickens and peafowl, and spending time in the mountains or at the beach.

 

Dane Jensen

Dane Jensen
Ranch Manager

 

Eusebio Rico

Eusebio Rico
Vineyard Technician

 

Jackson, Sam, and Angeline Foshay

Sam, Jackson & Angeline Foshay 
Worker Bees

There is no escaping hard work when you grow up on a family farm, and our three children have played a big role at the ranch over the last 20 years. Sam, Jackson and Angeline spent their high school and college summers laboring in the vineyard, helping out with cattle and sheep, building fences, and working in the winery during harvest. They all live away from the ranch now, but their visits home always include a few ranch chores, a hike or horseback ride, and a glass or two of wine on the back patio. If you're lucky, you can catch Angeline in the tasting room on the weekends or working a Rangeland Wines event.

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