A Wine and Culinary Adventure at Long Meadow Ranch in Napa ValleyPublished by Carrie Schuster on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:51
Welcome to Long Meadow Ranch. We produce and purvey our wines and food from three locations in the Napa Valley: our 650-acre home ranch, which we call the Mayacamas Estate; our 90-acreRutherford Estate in the heart of the Rutherford AVA, which includes vineyards and production vegetable gardens; and our three-acre destination location in St. Helena known as Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead, which includes our restaurant, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, our tasting room in the historic Logan-Ives House, and the Farmer’s Market at Long Meadow Ranch.
Our 650-acre historic Mayacamas Estate is nestled high atop the Mayacamas Mountains above the Napa Valley. Here we produce award-winning red wines and handcrafted extra virgin olive oils - as well as grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Our family - Ted, Laddie, and Chris Hall - has re-established 16 acres of vineyards first planted on the Mayacamas Estate in the 1870s and we have resumed producing estate-bottled red wine from this distinctive mountain "terroir."
In plain sight from the Mayacamas Estate high above, the 90-acre Rutherford Estate is located on the floor of the Napa Valley in the heart of the world-famous Rutherford AVA. It is situated among some of Rutherford's most celebrated historic vineyards. We grow extraordinary Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in 74 acres of vineyard.
We also farm organic fruits and vegetables, keep honeybees, and maintain an egg-laying poultry flock on the Rutherford Estate, which is the site of our future state-of-the-art white wine production facility.
In St. Helena, at our three-acre destination location, Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead, we create memorable wine & food experiences and educational opportunities through our tasting room in the historic Logan-Ives House and our restaurant, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. We also present our fresh produce, grass-fed beef, and other LMR products, as well as those from selected local purveyors, at the Farmers Market at Long Meadow Ranch.
However, our integrated organic farming system is built not only around wine making, but also includes world-class estate-produced olive oil, a substantial herd of grass-fed Highland cattle, an organic vegetable garden, and an egg-producing poultry flock. We even breed and work our own Appaloosa and POA horses and keep two teams of Haflinger draft horses.
Taken together, we are creating a modern, commercially successful, version of the family farm - one that is widely acknowledged as a purveyor of fine food. All of our crops are organically produced and are certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our wines, oils, beef, and vegetables have been featured by America's top chefs.
Our award-winning, earth-formed, wine and olive oil facility on the Mayacamas Estate and the adjacent moist, cool caves allow us to produce handcrafted wines and olive oils entirely on our own estate under carefully controlled conditions. Led by winemaker Ashley Heisey, our staff is committed to pioneering modern approaches to their centuries-old crafts.
Our solar panel arrays at all three of our locations generate enough electricity to supply our energy needs, and we employ biodiesel fuels in all of our farm equipment. Protected by easements granted to the Land Trust of Napa Valley in both Rutherford and the Mayacamas Mountains, our land, and that of our neighbors, will continue to provide a unique rural environment rich with wildlife for future generations.
We hope you will extend your visit to our site and take a virtual tour of our very special places. Discover how Haflinger draft horses, organic vegetable gardening, and waste composting help set new standards for environmental stewardship while producing challengers to the world's finest wines, olive oils, and dining experiences.
To experience Long Meadow Ranch's 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, visit CellarAngels.com and support your favorite cause with proceeds from every bottle. Cheers!