Book 2 nights, get a 3rd night free, through September 30
Take advantage of our summer special and enjoy a stay at our relaxing Vineyard View Cottage, located at our tasting room property in the heart of Paso Robles westside wine country.
Perfect for a family or small group, our 3 bedroom, 2 bath house offers a spacious open living area, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, gorgeous outdoor views with a private deck, lawn, hot tub and bbq. Comfy bedrooms sleep 6, including a king, a queen and twin beds. Hike the 50 acre property and take in the sweeping views from the top of walnut orchard ridge. Or amble over to the tasting room, just a few steps away, for a complimentary taste of our fine wines.
We also now sell individual portions of estate-grown grass fed beef at the tasting room, making it easier for you settle in, eat well and enjoy the beautiful views and the peaceful quiet. For more info, photos and booking go to rangelandwines.lodgify.com.
Rates: $350* weekday (mon-thurs) / $400* weekend (fri-sun)
*Prices before club discount.
*Holidays = weekend pricing
Beef Club is Coming
We're busy packing 25 pound beef club boxes this month. Our cattle had an outstanding feed year, thanks to abundant (42 in.) rainfall. The meat looks marvelous. Beef club boxes and ground beef boxes will be available for pick up at J&R Meats at 3450 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles starting on Friday, June 28. You can also pickup at the tasting room by appointment. We have to transfer the meat there due to limited storage. so we need at least a two day's notice. Beef club shipping will begin the week of July 8. If you're a beef club member, please update your credit card and shipping addresses, if necessary, by logging in at RangelandWines.com.
Beef and lamb is also available for sale to wine club members too--your club discount applies. Non-members can purchase our meat at the listed priice. We know you're going to enjoy this vintage. Order here and be sure to login first to have your discount applied. Or email us with your orders and questions.
Steaks for Sale in Tasting Room
We now have individually packaged steaks, ground beef and ground lamb available for purchase in the tasting room for the first time--a small selection of New Yorks, ribeyes, and filets, and our delicious ground beef and ground lamb (in 1 lb. packages.) Next time you're visiting, consider rounding out your Rangeland wine purchase with some meat-- it pairs beautifully!
We have a couple of wine specials that offer more Rangeland at better prices:
- 2018 Flora Rosé Case Special: 12 bottles of our finest Rosé yet for just $240, before club discounts. Order here.
- Bordeaux Special 2014-2015: This 3-bottle special includes our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Watershed (Bordeaux style blend of Cab, Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot) and 2014 Limestone Reserve Cabernet (92 pts) for $110, a $20 savings before club discounts. Order here.
Vacation Rental Available
Our newly available Vineyard View Cottage, at 7210 Vineyard Dr., adjacent to our tasting room, has had several visitors already and it is starting to book up for the rest of the year. If you're seeking a peaceful place to stay in the heart of Paso's westside wine country, look no further. The three bedroom/two bath house has beds for 6, including a master suite and two smaller bedrooms, perfect for 3 couples or a family to enjoy. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, and a gas grill and hot tub on the back deck, overlooking the surrounding countryside. A complimentary bottle of Rangeland wines awaits. You can buy some meat from the tasting room and grill it that evening on the BBQ on your back porch. Wine country lifestyle right there! More photos.
Our weekday rates (Sun-Wed) are $350/night, and weekend rates (Thurs-Sat) are $400/night, before your club discount. Two night minimum, and unfortunately, we can't allow pets. We will soon have a booking system online. In the meantime, our intrepid tasting room manager Hayli Macomber will field your email and let you know about availability.
Vineyard and Ranch Report
Our vineyard has been mostly mowed and tilled and it's now setting fruit after a glorious bloom, with shoots topping the stakes already. After a wet winter and spring, we're just running our first irrigation--so we're well down the road toward harvest, which will likely start in September. Our new vineyard manager Adam Campbell-Taylor has been working long hours, supervising work crews and logging some serious time on the tractor, when he's not fishing in our ranch lakes or at the coast!
The long winter has also helped keep our livestock herds healthy too. Both cattle and sheep are enjoying (putting up with) their new offspring and wading through rich grasses. Ranch manager Dane Jensen just brought our sheep back to the ranch--they spent "spring break" at the tasting room property, mowing much of that property.
Wines and the Winery
We just finished bottling the last of the 2017 wines, which exhibit opulent fruit aromas and flavors. We've moved the last barrel out of Denner, where we've been making wine for the past three years, and are currently in the process of equipping our new winery. Winemaker Paul Hinschberger is busy with plumbers, electricians and more. We are really looking forward to making our wine at our new home this fall. It will be fun to share the excitement of processing fruit and winemaking with our visitors, which we have rarely been able to do in the past.
We will be closed July 4.
Vineyard View Cottage Available for Rent!
Our private, quiet cottage (3 beds, 2 bath), just steps away from Rangeland's tasting room, is now available for rent. Vineyard View Cottage is located at 7210 Vineyard Drive, at the intersection of Peachy Canyon Road, deep in the heart of the Paso Robles' westside wine country.
This charming home has everything you need--fully equipped kitchen, large dining room, comfy living room, two full bathrooms and three bedrooms (one king bed, one queen bed, and two twin beds). The large back deck overlooks Opolo vineyards and the local mountains. The home includes a BBQ and a hot tub--it's the perfect place to relax after a day of wine tasting. Rambling rights on 50 acres of orchard, fields and sweeping hilltop views are included with the stay. Suitable for a small group of friends or a family wanting to explore our beautiful Central Coast. View more photos of Vineyard View cottage.
- Weekend rates (Fri-Sun nights): $400/night + taxes, 2 night minimum
- Weekday rates: (Mon-Thurs nights) $350/night + taxes, 2 night minimum
- $100 cleaning fee
- One bottle of Rangeland wine included.
- Your Rangeland club discounts apply, of course.
We look forward to sharing this special place with you. Please email us to inquire whether your requested dates are available. It's time to plan a trip to Paso!
Rangeland Field Day, Saturday, April 27, 12pm to 3pm--Tickets on Sale Now!
Experience Paso Robles springtime in our pasture. The tasting room will be closed on April 27 and we will be enjoying the afternoon in the adjacent field at 6996 Peachy Canyon Rd. Your Rangeland Field Day ticket covers wine tasting, including the newly bottled Flora Rose', as well as a BBQ lunch featuring our beef and lamb, local sausage and other treats. There will live music and livestock displays, including cows, calves, sheep, lambs and horses. You'll get a chance to hike or take a hayride to the top of the property, which has stirring views of the surrounding countryside. Your spring wine or lamb club shipment will be available for pick up that day as well. Attendance is limited. $50 per person, and club discounts apply. For this event, no dogs allowed. Purchase tickets here.
Spring Wine Club Details
Our spring Wine Club selection is full of new releases and will be ready for pickup starting April 26 and will ship the week of April 29. Here are the wines we are planning to include:
- 2018 Flora Rosé - new release! (or 2014 Limestone Reserve Cabernet for reds only members)
- 2016 Syrah/Mourvedre - new!
- 2016 Ultramafic (100% Merlot) - new!
- 2016 Zinfandel - new!
- 2015 Cabernet Sauvingnon- new!
- 2014 Watershed
Intro Club (4 Bottle) Selection:
- 2018 Flora Rosé - new release! (or 2014 Limestone Reserve Cabernet for reds only members)
- 2016 Syrah/Mourvedre - new!
- 2016 Ultramafic (100% Merlot) - new!
- 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon - new!
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. Also please let us know by email if you'd like to customize your spring shipment. All the available wines are listed here.
Spring Lamb on the Way
We're readying the spring Lamb Club for shipping in April, in time for Easter. Lamb Club members should be on the lookout for an email about their shipment in the next few weeks. Wine club members can also order the 20 pound box, which sells for $300 before your club discount. The Lamb Share box includes a rack of ribs, loin chops, 2 small leg roasts, shoulder chops, riblets, stew meat and/or shanks, and 1 or 2 pounds of ground lamb. We'll also have 10 lb. boxes of ground lamb available again. Order lamb here.
Private Winemaker Tastings
Private tastings are available by appointment with our winemaker Paul Hinschberger. He will guide you through a selection of wines (current, library, or not-yet-released), sharing his knowledge about grape varieties, vintages, source location and the wine making process. We hope you'll come away with a new appreciation of winemaking styles and the unique properties of our vineyard and Paso's westside. By appointment only, the price is $50/person before club discounts, and each pair of guests leaves with a bottle of wine. Minimum party of 4, and allow at least 1 hour for the tasting. Request a tasting by filling out our appointment form.
Boom Boom Superbloom
Like all of California, we've had abundant rainfall this winter, already totalling 40 inches, or about 120% of average for our ranch. The rain was generally steady, without damaging gully-washers. We did, however, have some booming thunderstorms and microbursts--intense downdrafts from towering cumulus clouds. These stormlets featured screaming surface winds and hail that rattled windows ferociously and took out many trees. So the chain saws have been busy keeping roads clear and fences whole.
Bud break (emergence of green leaves) in both the grapes and oaks has been deferred versus recent years by the cool, wet weather. Kind of feels like old times, as the metronome of climate change ticks cooler under the influence of a mild El Nino. This wet winter sets the stage for a colorful spring wildflower bloom. It also foretells an abundant year of livestock forage and likely a good wine grape crop--assuming we have good weather at bloom time (May) which allows the grapes to "set" properly. We'll keep you posted as the vintage develops.
Landed on Vineyard Dr.
Our new tasting room opened January 3 at 6996 Peachy Canyon Road (at the corner of Vineyard Drive) and we have been busy! We so appreciate club members, friends and neighbors stopping in to check out the new digs. We're also meeting new guests who've come in to enjoy our scenic 50 acre farm. It is very pleasing for us to watch our visitors fall into the "country trance" as they gaze out over the pond, pastures, historic barn, orchard and heritage oaks. It reminds us of the "ranch fugue state" experienced by visitors to our home. We like to think we are offering the peace and pleasure of being connected to the natural world. That's a hard thing to find in our modern, tech-driven existence. You are welcome to bring a picnic or snacks to the tasting room. You can dine outside on the patio or by the pond, or inside by our fireplace. We look forward to seeing you! Hours are Thursday - Monday, 11am - 5 pm.
We're excited to announce private tastings with our winemaker Paul Hinschberger. He will guide you through a selection of wines (current, library, or not-yet-released), sharing his knowledge about grape varieties, vintages, source location and the wine making process. We hope you'll come away with a new appreciation of winemaking styles and the unique properties of our vineyard and Paso's westside. By appointment only, the price is $50/person before club discounts, and each pair of guests leaves with a bottle of wine. Minimum party of 4, and allow at least 1 hour for the tasting. Request a tasting by filling out our appointment form.
We're introducing two new club formats to encourage loyal customers. If you or anybody you know is on the fence, now's the time to jump off and join!
- Rangeland Intro Club--15% Discount
Our first ever 4-bottle club, the Intro Club ships 4 bottles twice a year, in fall and spring. Club boxes run approximately $125 before tax and shipping. Intro Club members receive 15% off all wine, merchandise, and beef/lamb; complimentary tastings for 2. Sign up here.
- Case Club--Now 25% Off
We're increasing the Case Club discount to 25%. If you're already in the Case Club, you'll notice that deeper discount when you purchase your next bottles. And if you've been in the 6-bottle Estate Club, consider upgrading to enjoy more wine at better prices. As always, the discount applies to all Rangeland products (meats, events, merchandise like cool hats and corkscrews), and allows free tastings for up to six people, any time you visit us. Sign up here.
We treated all of our January visitors to a taste of our 2014 Limestone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine we ordinarily reserve for club shipments. It's been pouring very nicely: fruit foward but with that elegant, mineral edge and supple mouthfeel. We're offering a 2 bottle special of 2013 and 2014 Limestone Reserve Cab for just $80--before club discounts. Place your order here.
We have some beef club boxes remaining from our 2018 harvest, frozen fresh in vacuum packaging. Our 2019 beef club box will increase to $300 before club discount in June, so take advantage of the current pricing and stock your freezer now:
- Beef Club boxes (25 lbs. including steaks, roasts, ground and more) $250 before club discount. Order here
- Two for $200 each ($400 total), before club discounts. Killer price. Order here.
- Ground Beef boxes:
Vintage Paso Zinfandel Weekend, March 15-17, 11am to 5 pm
Taste traditional Paso varieties like Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, as well as other Rangeland selections. We'll feature a Zin vertical special for purchase. We'll be grilling our grass-fed beef sliders on Saturday only, for purchase, from 12-4. You're welcome to picnic on the grounds.
Rangeland Field Day, Saturday, April 27, 12pm to 3pm--Save the Date!
The tasting room will be closed, as we will all be enjoying the afternoon in the pasture of our new tasting room property. Field Day includes a BBQ lunch (featuring our beef and lamb), live music, live animals (cows and calves, ewes and lambs, maybe our horses!) You'll get a chance to hike or ride to the top of the property, which has stirring views of the surrounding countryside. Your spring club shipment will be available for pick up that day as well. Save the date; more info to come!
Paso Robles Wine Festival, May 16-19, 11am to 5pm
Special wine tastings including our new 2018 Flora Rosé. We'll be grilling our grass-fed beef sliders on Saturday only, for purchase, from 12pm to 4pm. You're welcome to picnic on the grounds.
There is just a little time left for holiday orders. West coast wine orders received by Wednesday, December 19 will likely reach the recipient by Christmas. Our holiday specials are still available:
- $1 shipping on all December orders. Use coupon code $1ship on RangelandWines.com or send us the order info by reply email.
- Mistletoe Special, 2 bottles for $50 before club discounts. We sold out of the 2015 Mistletoe but we are extending the offer with the dark, luscious and fruity 2016 Mistletoe, a blend of Cab, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Order now!
- Bordeaux Special. $110 for three bottles. One each of the 2014 Limestone Reserve Cabernet, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2014 Watershed. Order now!
Follow the Bouncing Rangeland Ball to...Vineyard Drive!
Starting January 3, 2019, we are opening a new tasting room on Vineyard Drive, at the corner of Peachy Canyon. The new Rangeland Wines tasting room address is 6996 Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles. Our expanded tasting room hours will be Thursday to Monday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are closing our Templeton tasting room permanently on December 30 at 3:00 pm, our last day there.
After years of limited public access to Rangeland Wines at the ranch and more recently at our small tasting room in Templeton, we are pleased to own an already permitted tasting room and small winery on the "main drag" of Paso Robles westside wine country. This property has grand heritage oaks, an old barn and walnut orchard. So after years of seeking, we will finally be making and selling our wine in one scenic, accessible location, just a couple of miles from our Adelaida Springs Ranch. We are excited about this new chapter. It is the capstone to a long quest. It's also a big commitment for Lisa and me, but we are striving to make our ranch and winery financially as well as environmentally sustainable, so we can conserve its natural beauty permanently. When you support Rangeland wines and meats, you get authentic local, natural quality and you are helping conserve a 1,500 acre swath of pristine California oak woodland, with all the thriving wildlife and natural beauty largely intact. We so appreciate and need your help!
We will be sharing the new tasting room with another small winery. More on that when they are ready to occupy after the New Year. We also hope to offer ranch tours and food from our new location, but it will take some time to pull those offerings together. Watch our newsletters for updates.
Warm thanks to Melanie Blankenship and Teresa Rojo-Branch and the rest of the crew at Nature's Touch in Templeton. They have been our landlord and food preparation partners for the last 14 months. It was great to be in the heart of the small Templeton community. We enjoyed sharing our grass-fed meats and estate wines with our customers there. We'll miss our "regulars." We encourage our customers to continue to patronize Nature's Touch for their good natural food and organic produce--including grass-fed beef sliders and nachos!
Hello Lamb Club Members,
We finally got our lambs harvested and boxed just this last week and we are ready to bill and ship your 20 lb. lamb share ($200). We plan to process your orders this Friday. Pickup orders will be available starting Monday, December 3 and we will also be shiping next week.
- Please let us know right away by reply email if you want to skip this shipment or cancel your lamb club membership.
- If you have changes to your credit card or address, please update your information at www.RangelandWines.com. Use your email address to retrieve your password. Or you can reply email me or call (805-674-9232) with the information.
- If you would prefer to ship on a different date (other than next week), or switch from pick-up to ship, or vice versa, please also let us know by reply email.
We really value your support of our efforts here on the ranch. The sheep play an important role in our management of vineyard vegetation and the ranch in general. Aside from being beautiful and lively animals, they are good mowers and they condition the soil with their hooves and manure. In fire-torn California, we think our woodlands and pastures are well prepared (grazed!) for the worst, thanks to our active and thoughtfully managed livestock. They also provide vividly flavorful and nutrient rich meat, so we are fortunate to have them to offer to you.
Mixed Case Special Through September
We've had a number of inquiries about whether our mixed case special is still on and yes it is, until Setember 30! You get 10% off (in addition to your club discount), for any 12 bottle case of wine--your selection. And we'll ship it to you for just $1. For example, if you are an Estate Wine Club member and you purchase a case, you get 30% off and save $34 on the shipping too. To order cases, please email me, because we have to manually enter the discount to achieve this special price. This deal cannot be combined with other specials. For a full list of our current and library wines, go to www.Rangelandwines.com/wines.
Rosé Special Still Available
We made a little more Rosé this year so, unlike last year at this time, it is still available and our special ($100 for six bottles, before club discount) is also available through month end. Don't forget that our Rosé pairs beautifully with holiday turkey and makes a great, affordable gift. Order here.
Harvest Wine Weekend Brunches: Vertical Tastings
Join us for a sit-down, small plates brunch, tent-casual, on Harvest Wine Weekend, Saturday October 20 or Sunday the 21st, 10am to noon. Winemaker Paul Hinschberger will guide you through a vertical tasting of Rangeland Wines, including a barrel sample. Each tasting will include at least five wines and be casually paired (let's not overthink this!) with farm fresh foods, including grass-fed meat, local charcuterie, eggs, chesse and, of course, something fresh baked and sweet from the oven. Limited seating, so reserve your space early. $50 per person. Club discounts apply.
- Cabernet Sauvignon and more: Saturday, October 20, 10:00am to noon
Purchase tickets here or email your reservation
- Rhone blends (GSM, Syrah Mouvedre): Sunday, October 21, 10:00am to noon
Purchase tickets here or email your reservation
Harvest Wine Weekend Tasting Room Hours
We will of course be open for tasting and serving sliders and nachos ($10 per plate) for Harvest wine weekend:
- Thursday, October 18: 11am-6pm, food from 3-6pm
- Friday, October 19, 11am-5pm, food from 11am-4pm
- Saturday, October 20, 11am-5pm, food from 11am-4pm
- Sunday October 21, 11 to 3pm, no food service
Pickup Party Sunday, November 11
Our pickup has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 11, 12 noon to 2:00 pm. Free to all club members, we will feature estate meats and wine, as usual. More details about this party and fall wine club and lamb club shipments will follow in our next newsletter.
After a cool spring and some brutal heat this summer, the weather has leveled out nicely. The vines are looking good for harvest with a generous, healthy leaf canopy and normal crop level--all turning dark right on schedule. That means at least 160,000 pounds (80+ tons from our 40 acres) of grapes are waiting to be picked by hand. A vineyard is really a miracle of fecundity. Our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is already in the tank and fermenting. Our little team picked some fruit for the new Rosé just this morning. See photos. Wish us luck and anticipate the results with relish. We are getting better at this every year and it really shows in Paul's beautiful wines.
Mixed Case Special: 10% Off + $1 Shipping
If you are low on your favorite Rangeland Wines, now is a good time to restock. We are offering 10% off (in addition to your club discount), for any 12 bottle case of wine--your selection. And we'll ship it to you for just $1. For example, if you are an Estate Wine Club member and you purchase a case, you get 30% off and save $34 on the shipping too. To order cases, please email me, because we have to manually enter the discount to achieve this special price. This deal cannot be combined with other specials. This deal is valid until September 30, 2018. For a full list of our current and library wines, go to www.Rangelandwines.com/wines.
Chilled Wines for HOT Weather
Record heat recently has us reaching for a chilled glass of our beautiful 2017 Flora Rosé or our newly released 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. We still have a special on the Rosé (6 bottles for $100) but our stock is down to the last pallet, so order now.
The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc ($30), our first ever, has become an instant favorite. This crisp white combines floral aromas and subtle, exotic fruit flavors in a refreshingly delicate package--just 12.9% alcohol. Put a few bottles in your mixed case or order separately.
Beef Boxes in Stock
We have some additional beef club boxes this year, available to all. If you are going paleo or just love flaveo, you gotta have this nutient dense superfood. Beef, wine or lamb club discounts apply to this purchase: that's $200 for club members, $250 for non-club members. The 25-pound box contains 6 pounds of steaks, 6 pounds of roasts, 8 pounds of ground, and 5 pounds of extras (think stew, kabobs, shanks or shortribs). We even toss in a soup bone or marrow bone package after reaching the 25 pounds. It only takes up about 1 cubic foot in your freezer. To order a beef box, click here.
Rangeland Barrels for Sale
Be the only one on your block to own a fine, French oak wine barrel. We have some used wine barrels for sale, $50 each with a Rangeland logo branded on the head, $40 without. They must be picked-up at our Templeton tasting room. Update: we sold all of our barrels.
Doggy Dayz of Summer: About That Heat
After a cool spring, record heat descended on Paso Robles and much of California in July. It has been over 100 degrees in Paso Robles for the last two weeks, with peak heat of as much as 110. Despite the heat stress, the vines and livestock seem to be holding up pretty well. We branded our calves without (much) harm to man or beast. Our grapes are showing some color, so harvest will likely kick off around Labor Day, as usual. Our people are also proving adaptable: starting extra early, wearing hats and staying hydrated on that good Adelaida Springs water. They drink the occasional beer, invoking that old saying, "It takes a lot of beer to make good wine." We installed air conditioning in the tasting room and added misters and more shade on the patio. The ranch dogs are taking frequent baths in the water troughs, the lake and even the swimming pool. While we are by no means exempt from the threat of wildfire, we use the grazing sheep and cattle to minimize the property risk and reduce the potential intensity of a wildland fire. We are doing our part to farm sustainably and store some carbon in healthy soil instead of the atmosphere. Let's hope we can all make progress on this climate change thing. It's important not to confuse mere weather with the broad trends in the climate, but I think we are standing before a sign, etched in fire on a global scale. It says: WARNING!
Beef Club is Coming!
We gathered our cattle recently and, after some good March rainfall and a late spring, the herd is looking fat and healthy. Our annual beef harvest is now underway, the meat is aging on the rail and we should have our club boxes assembled and ready for pick up July 2 at J&R Meats in Paso Robles, Monday to Saturday, 8 to 5. If you would like to pick-up beef at our Templeton tasting room, please make an appointment with at least two days advance notice, so we can have the meat there for you. If you are a shipping customer, we plan to start shipping the week of July 9. You will receive an email about your actual ship date the first week in July. If your shipping information has changed or your credit card needs an update, please login to RangelandWines.com and update your info. If you are not a Beef Club member but would like to place an order you can do that here or send me an email.
Flora Rosé Sale
Our pale, dry 2017 Flora Rosé is the perfect crisp summer companion, and we have an excellent deal on it right now. You can buy six bottles for $100 (retails for $24 per bottle). That's a killer savings of $44 before your club discount. Order two for a full case or as many as you like. It will likely sell out this summer, so get your order in now. If you are able to save wine (or forget where you stored it), we have found that our Rosé is a great accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner or nice plate of fish this winter. This year's blend is 40% Grenache, 40% Merlot, and 20% Mourvedre. Order here.
Summer Tailgate Wednesdays with a Featured Wine Every Week
If you are fortunate enough to live on the Central Coast, you may already know about the Wednesday concerts in the park in Templeton during the summer. They started June 6 and carry on every Wednesday through August 22, except July 4. Our tasting room will be open every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30pm, so you can pick up some wine and sliders or nachos for your picnic in the park. Or you may just want to hang out on our garden patio. We'll be featuring a different wine each week, specially priced. If you're planning a visit to the area, consider arriving on Wednesday to take part in these relaxing summer evenings. We hope to see you there!
Summer Tasting Room Hours
Now through August 22, our summer tasting room hours will be:
- Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, grass-fed beef sliders and nachos available for sale
- Thurs - Sat, 11 - 5,
- Grass-fed beef sliders and nachos available Friday and Saturday, 12-4
- Sundays, 11-3, kitchen closed, but grab and go case and grocery store open
Spring: Flingin' and Flailin'
There is always something to do on the ranch but spring is a an especially busy as well as beautiful time. The beauty peaks around June 1, when the vineyard is in bloom and the subtle but heady scent of the grape flowers mingles with the heat and is really intoxicating. There is not too much time to smell the flowers however, as our little team is engaged in a swirling mix of tasks that keep them constantly moving.
Vineyard manager Patrick has managed the labor crews through 40 acres of shoot thinning, and has spent countless hours mowing and tilling on the tractor.
Winemaker Paul has been running the irrigation sets and sussing out the early season, when he's not tending or selling the wine. Paul also supervised the May bottling of our exciting 2016 vintage with our fantastic volunteer crew--they will do anything for free wine and a lunch!
Ranch Manager Dane has gathered the cattle and sorted the fatties for harvest. We also moved 40 yearlings to a leased pasture on Vineyard Drive. Not to mention the sheep and guardian doggies, which require steady movement and husbandry.
On the commerce side of things, where you get to enjoy what we do as customers, there are wine club orders, pickup parties, festivals and holidays to fill the calendar. Tasting Room manager Hayli Macomber, our newest team member, handles all that with energy and aplomb.
The manager title around here is obviously honorary, since these four talented young people are working hands-on most of the time. People often ask Lisa and I what our favorite part of the job is. The answer is always the same: variety. We try to roll with busy seasons and keep it all moving forward. Sometimes it's a bit much but we try to keep a sense of humor. We are so gratified to be living with nature and providing you with fine wine and food. Your support is really appreciated here.
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