Laird Foshay
 
April 21, 2020 | Laird Foshay

Vineyard View Cottage Special 3 for 2 Offer

Our Vineyard View Cottage has a number of open dates available due to recent cancellations. The cottage is a great place for a family or friend group (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) to isolate and restore with plenty of space and fresh spring air. We are offering 3 nights for the price of 2 for bookings through June 30. Price is $400/weekend night (Fri, Sat, Sun), and $350/weekdays. Club discounts apply. Book your stay here
 

Time Posted: Apr 21, 2020 at 10:54 AM
Laird Foshay
 
April 20, 2020 | Laird Foshay

A Decade of Rangeland Flora Rosé

We started the Rangeland experiment twenty years ago by purchasing Adelaida Springs Ranch and planting our estate vineyard. I will never forget the first day I saw the ranch in March of 2000. It had been raining and was overcast. The lake was full, the cattle were lowing on the hills and rainwater was dripping from the mossy oak trees into the knee-deep grass. I was a goner. Love at first sight. So we left Silicon Valley and headed for the hills of Paso Robles.

Ten years ago, we started bottling a Rosé annually, featuring a local plant depicted in botanical label art, with some explanatory copy on the back label.  We wanted to call attention to the natural beauty and rich diversity of the wild pastures and woodlands that surround our vineyard. The Flora Rosé, as we call it, has no direct connection with the plants on the label, but there is a profound symbolic and environmental connection between the landscape and our wines. The wild plants around us demonstrate the richness and diversity of our local soils and climate, much as our wines do. Did you know that California’s oak woodlands are home to some 2,000 species of plants, 170 birds, 100 mammals, 60 amphibians and reptiles and 4,000 species of insects? Most of those live right here. We are doing our best to conserve this biodiverse landscape for posterity through a sustainable approach to our wine and meat businesses. 

We also take inspiration from the simple beauty of the landscape, the animals and the plants. And we think the Flora Rosé crafted by winemaker Paul Hinschberger sings with aromatic fruitiness, while retaining a refreshingly dry, crisply acidic character.  So, cheers to 20 years of Rangeland. Cheers to ten years of Flora Rosé.  Cheers to a healthy posterity for our children and the generations to come. And cheers to you for helping make this possible. We are deeply grateful.

 

Time Posted: Apr 20, 2020 at 6:22 PM
Laird Foshay
 
April 13, 2020 | Laird Foshay

Rangeland News April 2020

Contents: Spring Wine Club, Doppel Club offer, New Beef Sampler, Rental Cottage, Field Day Cancelled

Thank you for the tremendous support and good cheer we have received in the last couple weeks of crisis. We appreciate every order and sweet message we get, now more than ever. Our crew and their famiies are all well so far. We hope the same is true for you. 

Spring Wine Club, Doppel Offer

Our spring Wine Club selection has some new releases, detailed below. If you are a six bottle or more club member, we are offering an additional 10% off with $1 shipping if you double your order. For example, a 6-bottle, 20% off Estate Club member would get a full case at 30% off, a savings of about $40 on that case of wine, plus shipping savings. If you would like to take advantage of this offer to stockpile a little wine for your sheltered existence, please email us. 

We will start billling the wine club April 16 and your shipment will available for pickup starting April 20. We will ship wine club the week of April 29. Here are the wines we are planning to include:

  • 2019 Flora Rosé* - new release! (or 2016 Ultramafic for reds only members)
  • 2016 Cabernet* - new!
  • 2017 Zinfandel - new!
  • 2016 Petite Sirah*
  • 2016 Syrah Mourvedre
  • 2015 Watershed*

*denotes 4-bottle intro club selection.

Please let us know by email if you'd like to customize your spring shipment. All the available wines are listed here. 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. 

New Grass-fed Beef Sampler

Lisa and I went on a treasure hunt in our freezer and found enough steaks, roasts and other beef goodies to put together some 13 lb sampler boxes. Each $150 (club discounts apply) Grass-fed Beef Sampler box will include: 

  • steaks (top sirloin, skirt, hanger, flat iron or flank), 2-3 lbs.
  • roasts (Sirloin, clod, brisket or round), 2-3  lbs.
  • ground beef, 2-4 lbs.
  • stew meat, kabobs, shanks, soup bone, etc., 3-5 lb

Order here.

Vineyard View Rental Cottage

Our Vineyard View vacation rental cottage includes 3 bedrooms ($400 per night) and is a great place for a family or friend group to isolate and restore with plenty of space and fresh spring air. Book here

Field Day Cancelled

Uncertainty about the current COVID-19 restrictions has doomed our April 25 event. We will be issuing refunds for any tickets purchased and watching the calendar for a break in this hunkered down outlook. We look foward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rangeland with you, some time in the future. 

Time Posted: Apr 13, 2020 at 12:35 PM