Long Meadow Ranch

Long Meadow Ranch Featured in Traditional Home Magazine 

May 27, 2005, Rutherford, CA

Long Meadow Ranch is featured in the newly published issue of Traditional Home magazine. The July issue of the million-plus subscriber Traditional Home includes a nine-page feature story on Long Meadow Ranch. Titled, "Back at the Ranch: Ted and Laddie Hall Focus on Giving and Getting the Best Out of Life," the article tells the story of life at Long Meadow Ranch and showcases the Ranch's wine, olive oil, and organic produce.

Included with the article is an exclusive offer to readers of Traditional Home. Upon entering a special promotional code (published in the article's sidebar about olive oil), a visitor to the Long Meadow Ranch online store receives $25 off on a single order over $100. The special discount applies to all of the items in the Long Meadow Ranch General Store. The offer ends August 31, 2005.

Laddie Cooking“We are very pleased to have been featured in such an outstanding publication with a very broad readership," said co-owner Ted Hall. "Traditional Home has portrayed our wine, olive oil, and organic produce in the context of a healthy, joyful meal with family and friends - which captures the essence of what we are aspiring to achieve. We are committed to being a purveyor of fine food and we especially want our wines to be enjoyed in this way."

The story focuses on a meal under the pergola at the main residence attended by the Ted and Laddie Hall and son, Chris, with Jen Daly. The event also included friends and co-workers, William Martin and Cathy Corison, with their daughters Rose and Grace, and Beth and Frank Leeds. Attendees not to be overlooked were golden retriever, Lily, and Bernese mountain dog, Neva.

Ted cooking pizza"Ted and Chris baked individual pizzas in the wood-fired outdoor oven.  Each guest custom-topped the pizzas with the bounty from our gardens. We used vegetables, figs, and of course, our olive oil. We even made one with a fresh egg cooked in the center of the pizza," said co-owner Laddie Hall. "The wines were a perfect match for the evening starting with the 2001 Long Meadow Ranch Sangiovese served with the pizza and finishing with the 1997 Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon with the cheese."

A photo essay with the story features the 80-year old limestone block Tuscan-style main residence and the outdoor living spaces, which were designed by noted Napa Valley landscape architect and sculptor, Jack Chandler.

The July issue of Traditional Home magazine is available now at news stands.
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Long Meadow Ranch is an innovative organic farming operation - and purveyor of fine food - located high above the Napa Valley on the picturesque slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains where it produces extraordinary red wine, extra virgin olive oil, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables for Napa Valley's finest restaurants. Long Meadow Ranch produces ultra premium wines and extra virgin olive oils, under the Long Meadow Ranch Winery, Ranch House Red, Prato Lungo, and Napa Valley Select labels. Beyond the Napa Valley, America's top chefs have regularly featured Long Meadow Ranch wines and olive oils.

Long Meadow Ranch has been known as such since 1872 when it was established as an original "patent grant" ranch signed over by President Ulysses S. Grant. Having been home to a variety of uses during its long history, Long Meadow Ranch continues to grow and prosper through Ted, Laddie and Christopher Hall's stewardship.

The Halls continue to restore and preserve Napa Valley's oldest olive groves, as well as add new plantings of olive trees and vineyards. They have also brought cattle, poultry, and vegetables back into commercial production. Appaloosa horse breeding, along with an extensive composting operation, round out the integrated farming activities at the Ranch.

"Excellence through Responsible Farming" is the motto of Long Meadow Ranch, bolstered by the belief that world-class products can be produced using sustainable, organic farming methods. Long Meadow Ranch does not use herbicides or pesticides and its products are organically grown and certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers.

Contact: Chris Hall
Phone: 707-963-4555
Email: chris@longmeadowranch.com

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