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Laird Foshay
 
March 18, 2020 | Laird Foshay

Rangeland Update re: COVID-19

After discussing the COVID-19 situation with my team and family and considering the official precautions about the virus, I would like to make the following announcements:

  • Rangeland wine tasting is suspended for the time being, until further notice. 
  • Our tasting room will remain open for pickups, bottle sales, case sales and meat sales, Thursday to Monday, 11-5.
  • We are offering an additional 10% off and $1 shipping on all wine orders of six bottles or more. Please email us your order request so we can combine it with your club discount and other specials we are offering. 
  • Our online meat sales have been brisk, but we have some ground beef boxes available if you would like to stock up on some delicious and nutritious meat. Order here.
  • Our tasting room grounds will be available for small group (less than 10 people) picnics with a fee of $10 per person. Please make an appointment if you are planning a picnic. Suspended due to shelter at home announcements.  
  • We will not be serving grass-fed hamburgers this coming Saturday, March 21, as previously planned.
  • We have not yet cancelled our April 25 Field Day event. We will keep you posted about our plans for that. 

Please accept our warmest wishes that you stay safe and healthy in this time of crisis. Eat well, drink well, and rest up for the better times ahead.

Time Posted: Mar 18, 2020 at 2:57 PM
Laird Foshay
 
March 2, 2020 | Laird Foshay

Rangeland News March 2020

Contents: Ranch Report, Wine Specials, Beef Special, Club News, Field Day, More Events
 

Winter Spice

Winter is a time of preparation and variety both on the ranch and in the winery. Winemaker Paul Hinschberger has been topping and blending wines, preparing for spring bottling. Firewood has been cut (for bbq burgers!) and burn piles have been lit. Our new vineyard manager Eusebio Rico (formerly of Halter Ranch) has already pruned the vineyard and the trellis wires are postioned for the season. We are well ahead of last year's schedule, which was delayed because of heavy rain. Now that we're prepped--could we get some rain please? The rainy season has produced just 12 inches of precip, almost all of which came in December. 

Fecund Spring: Ever Seen a Lambpede?

In central Calfornia, sprIng comes early. More than seventy lambs have been born in the last two weeks---major output for only about 50 eligible ewes. We have many sets of twins and even two sets of triplets! Ranch manager Dane Jensen has had the flock up by our house so we've been able to enjoy many sweet and hilarious moments with the babies. See a video. New calves are appearing as well, so spring has definitely sprung on the ranch. 

Wine Special: Syrah Mourvedre

Our 2016 Syrah Mourvedre is a 50/50 blend that deftly expresses the elegant Rhone terroir of the Adelaida District. This wine is aromatically charged, with hints of grilled mushroom and hoisin. On the palate, dark, supple Syrah fruit is streaked with savory, umami-like tones from whole-cluster Mourvedre. Mouth watering acidity lifts the flavors. The finish is backed by crisp, lingering tannins. A hint of smoke from the 2016 Chimney Fire is Mother Nature's wicked kiss, providing you with opportunity to buy this very fine wine at a fire sale price: $30 per bottle (order here) or $240 per case of 12 bottles, before club discounts. Order here

We are continuing our Mistletoe case special fire sale:12 bottles for $200 before club discounts, while the supply lasts. Order here.

Beef Box Special--33% off!

We have a few more 2019 beef club boxes available, featuring our tasty and nutritious grass-fed beef at a killer price--$200 before your club discount. Each 25 lb. box contains 6 lbs. steaks, 6 lbs. roasts, 8 lbs. ground, and 5 lbs. extras (stew, kabob, shank and soup bones).  We can ship anywhere in CA, NV, AZ, OR and WA for just $1 through the month of March. Order here. Use $1ship coupon code!

Spring Club News

The Lamb Club will likely ship April 6. We will contact members before, as usual. The Wine Club will ship the week of April 27, with more details to come next month. The Beef Club will ship in late June. 

Field Day, Saturday April 25, 12-3

You can sign up now for Field Day, our annual spring pick up party when we relax in the field, enjoy lambs and calves and listen to music. Of course we'll eat estate-grown beef, lamb and other goodies accompanied by our Rangeland Wines. Come celebrate our 20th anniversary as a ranch--we look forward to enjoying the day with you! Tickets are $50/person before club discounts. Open to everyone--you don't have to be a club member to attend. Space is limited, so buy your tickets now! Order here.

More events Through May 2019

Inagural Full Moon Wine Dinner, March 7
Sold out. 

Vintage Paso Zinfandel Festival, March 20-22
We'll be releasing our 2017 Zinfandel and tasting a 2018 Zin barrel sample. We're serving our authentic, estate raised 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. 

Wine Festival, May 14-17
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. 

We are always open Thursday-Mondays, 11-5. If you are in town on a Tuesday and Wednesday and would like to schedule a tasting, please contact the tasting room prior to your visit and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Time Posted: Mar 2, 2020 at 8:48 AM
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