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Category: Year 2017


Autumn 2017

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FROM THE VINEYARD

September 2017

Harvest kicked off at our Anderson Valley Estate at the end of August and was completed by September 18th (save for the late harvest Chardonnay which will be picked in the next few weeks). Cool nights in early summer, heatwaves (especially the one over labor day weekend), and hillside vineyards all played a part in making the 2017 harvest unique. We caught up with our director of agriculture and our Anderson Valley winemaker to get a......

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FROM THE FARM

AUGUST 2017

Napa Valley starts to get very busy in August as grape harvest sneaks up on us and is in full swing by September. But, before we tackle grape harvest, we are fortunate to experience a fruitful tomato season!This year we planted 14 tomato varietals, both heirlooms and hybrids, and they are all finally ripening with the heat we’ve had in Napa Valley the last few weeks. Here’s a little plant 101, in case......

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FROM THE VINEYARD

JULY 2017

At Long Meadow Ranch, we embrace history and quality over what’s trendy. However, it is imperative we are an economically viable company, otherwise we won’t remain a company for very long, right? After 25 years or so, a vineyard gets to the end of its usable life. Most growers remove these vineyards and replant new vines. In an effort to preserve the aging historic vines in our Bear Canyon cabernet sauvignon vineyard and......

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IN THE KITCHEN

June 2017

The Chef’s Table at Farmstead is an elegant communal dining experience hosted by our Estate Chef at the historic Logan Ives House. We begin the experience with a walk through our culinary gardens to show you what is growing on a much larger scale at our Rutherford Estate and give you a sneak peek into what you might find on your plate. The experience culminates at a shared table with our award winning wines......

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FROM THE FARM

MAY 2017

At Long Meadow Ranch, we take our fruits and veggies very seriously. Not only do we need our organic produce for our restaurant at Farmstead, but we use it to feed our chickens and sell it to our friends at the farmer’s market. We are transitioning from spring into summer and we’ve been planting like crazy the last couple weeks.We still have chard, kale, collards, lettuces, artichokes, and beets in the ground.......

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WHERE WE ARE

April 2017

Over the past several months, The Beet has highlighted our estates, taking you on a journey through the organically farmed vineyards and orchards. Today, we are showcasing Farmstead, our destination for food and wine in St Helena. Farmstead features a restaurant, café, general store, farmer’s market, and several dynamic event spaces, and is the property most visitors come to experience all that Long Meadow Ranch has to offer in one location. At our......

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WHERE WE ARE

February 2017

ANDERSON VALLEY ESTATE Our Anderson Valley Estate, in Mendocino County, stretches over a diverse mix of elevations with the Navarro River forming the southern boundary and cool sea breezes from the Pacific bringing the marine layer through our vines. Located in the west or “deep end” of the Anderson Valley, approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco, our estate has 69 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. With the Navarro River to the southeast......

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WHERE WE ARE

January 2017

RUTHERFORD ESTATE Our Rutherford Estate sits on a mineral-rich benchland that was once a riverbed on the
floor of the Napa Valley and is now home to vineyards, fruits and vegetables,
beehives, and our flock of egg-laying chickens. There are 74 acres planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. With over 500 varietals of organic heirloom fruits and vegetables, our diverse ranch defies the
monoculture that reigns supreme in Napa Valley.......

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