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 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 few 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.
Alex Kemp grew up in Sonora, CA and studied wine & viticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His prior position was Assistant Winemaker at Denner Vineyards. He is a ten year veteran of Paso harvests, having interned or worked at Eberle, Sextant, Brecon and Alta Colina. He has also worked harvests on a few continents, including Australia, New Zealand, and South America. You will notice his intensity and enthusiasm right away.
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.
Sam, Jackson & Angeline Foshay
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. Sam & Angeline live away from the ranch now, but their visits home always include a few ranch chores, a hike, and a glass or two of wine on the back patio. Jackson is home now after several years in Bangkok, and is attending grad school for an M.F.A. in creative writing. If you're lucky, you can catch him in the tasting room on the weekends or working a Rangeland Wines event.
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