Ted Hall
 
April 7, 2009 | Ted Hall

New Website Launched

After many long months of work, we launched our new website yesterday afternoon.  Tomorrow afternoon we will be sending an e-mail announcement to all of our friends, both consumers and trade members.  We are looking forward to the feedback.

Many may not know that LMR was among the earliest small wineries to have a web site.  We first launched in 1997 - well ahead of the Internet boom - and we were able to take online orders when we released our first wine (1996 Cabernet Sauvignon) in September 1999.   The technology was crazily clumsy. 

Since then we have continued to modify and extend the original design.  Our first web designer was Kim Webb (!) of Webb Design and she was assisted by Freema Hillman, the designer of the distinctive LMR logo and wine labels.

Old Long Meadow Ranch Home PageThroughout this period the site was largely homegrown (and continues to be).  One of the reasons the site "speaks with one voice" is because it has one, namely mine.  A screen shot of our old site is on the left.

We did a major revamp during 2005 as we added more content and improved the beef presentation.  Now, with the help of the excellent team at vin65 (aka K-1 Technology) led by Peter Andres and Andrew Kamphuis we have brought the site up to contemporary standards. It's kind of our own version of Web 2.0.

Because we have been at this a long time (especially in "web time"), the site is very deep - in some cases you can drill down five or six layers. 

And, we have an extensive archive of much of what we have accomplished over the past thirteen years. 

Brendan Scoggin, our Customer Service & Marketing Support Administrative Assistant,  did yeoman duty bringing over all of the historical content.  Take a look at the Press Clipping Archive or the Menu Hall of Fame for examples.

We hope you will take the time to explore our site.  Let us know what you think.

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