President Ulysses S. Grant signs a land patent granting 640-acres to Civil War veteran E.J. Church, which becomes Long Meadow Ranch.
Grapes, apples, olives and hay are cultivated and brought to market by horse-drawn carriage.
All farming practices are brought to a halt and a spectacular limestone block residence is built.
The Hall family purchases the overgrown, neglected property and begins a careful restoration.
Long Meadow Ranch farms, in 3 counties, over 2,000 acres of grapes, olives, fruits, vegetables and pasture.
In the late 1800’s, the majestic Long Meadow Ranch property thrived with vineyards, apple orchards, olive groves, hay and a goat milk dairy until farming fell dormant during Prohibition. Over the following years, the property became swallowed by the encroaching forest until the Halls bought the property in 1989.
The Hall family carefully breathed life back into the land, nurturing it back to its glory, and then some, by cutting back the abandoned olive trees and replanting the vineyards and apple orchards as you see them growing today. Home to the Mayacamas Estate, the rugged 650-acre landscape nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains also gave way to a long, sweeping meadow, thus the name Long Meadow Ranch was born.