Long Meadow Ranch Receives Sustainable
Wine Tourism Practices Award
November 14, 2008, Napa Valley, CA
Long Meadow Ranch is recipient of the “Best Of Wine Tourism - Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices” award for the San Francisco-Napa Valley region by The Great Wine Capitals Global Network.
"We are pleased at Long Meadow Ranch to have the opportunity to share a unique experience within the Napa Valley," said Lydia Damian, director of hospitality & LMR General Store manager. "We provide our guests with the opportunity to learn about the specific methods that make up our sustainable, organic farming with short field trips to our vineyards and orchards and informal lectures at the winery. Our guests then have the opportunity to connect our practices to the resulting extraordinary flavors of our wines, olive oils, beef, and vegetables."
Long Meadow Ranch will now move forward to compete in the international awards, which will be presented at the organization's Annual General Assembly being held this month in Cape Town, South Africa.
Great Wine Capitals Global Network is an alliance of eight internationally renowned wine regions - Bordeaux, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Florence, Italy; Mainz, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina; Porto, Portugal; Bilbao-Rioja, Spain and San Francisco-Napa Valley, USA. The "Best Of" international competition is designed to reward wineries and other wine-tourism focused businesses in each member city that have distinguished themselves in terms of the excellence of their facilities in the various categories.
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. Owned by Ted, Laddie & Christopher Hall, Long Meadow Ranch employs an integrated organic farming system using sustainable methods.
Each part of the Ranch contributes to the health of the whole. Vineyards and wine making, olive orchards and olive oil making, cattle and horse breeding all work together in complementary fashion, as do the egg-laying poultry flock and the organic vegetable gardens.
All crops are certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers and are grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.
Contact: Chris Hall