Category: Year 2018

From the Team

Holiday 2018

Long Meadow Ranch Timeless TraditionsA few members of our team share some of their favorite holiday traditions. “I like to craft wreaths for the front gate and horse barn at the winery. I forage all the pieces from the ranch. It’s a very peaceful time for me, to walk the property looking for the right greenery, and gathering whatever calls to me. Then on Christmas Eve, I will hang a bunch of carrots......


From The Vine

Late Fall 2018

Harvest 2018 Wrap Up Cabernet Sauvignon grapes - Rutherford Estate Around mid-summer we saw the first sign that harvest season was near: veraison! Veraison is when the red grape varietals start to change color from green to purple. We started seeing veraison in our vineyards towards the end of July.  Veraison of Pinot Noir grapes - Anderson Valley Estate
Night harvest of Sauvignon Blanc in early September - Rutherford EstateHarvest began at......


From the Farm

Late Summer 2018

Rutherford EstateOnce a riverbed, our benchland Rutherford Estate is an organic, sustainable, integrated farming system that relies on each part of the ranch to contribute to the health of the whole. The estate has 74 acres of certified organic vineyards planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. It is also home to our fruits, vegetables, beehives, and a growing flock of egg-laying poultry. Our diverse ranch defies the monoculture that reigns supreme in Napa Valley.......


From The Vineyard

Early Summer 2018

Anderson Valley
“We have always been intrigued by the dramatic climate and geography of the Anderson Valley, as well as the region’s potential to make pure expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay...we jumped at the opportunity to plant a stake in this incredible place.” -Chris Hall Our Anderson Valley tasting room is now open at The Madrones, a boutique resort in Philo, California. The tasting......



APRIL 2018

Bottling: Reflecting the Vineyard and Winemaker’s VisionThe guiding principle behind bottling wine is to capture the character and flavor at the very moment the winemaker has finished cellar aging. We want to capture the wine in that state without uncontrolled and undesirable effects on the wine during bottling (like oxidation). It is no simple task but we devote a great deal of attention and focus to this.Aging Beautifully: For most of our......



March 2018

Full Circle FarmingWith five properties consisting of vineyards, olive groves, fruits and vegetables, cattle, horses, chickens, and bees, we take an approach called Full Circle Farming; an organic, sustainable, integrated farming system that relies on each part of the ranch to contribute to the health of the whole. Nearly every ingredient—from the grapes that go into our wines, to the beef used in our burger at the restaurant at Farmstead—is harvested......



February 2018

If you asked our agricultural team their thoughts on January and February, they’d say, “Is it March yet?!” The year started off with stormy weather and heavy rainfall, which is great news for our vines and farm but makes for cold and wet conditions around the ranch. While we are busy pruning the vineyard (removing last year’s growth from the dormant vines) it’s our livestock that’s buzzing with life around the......


Resolution #1

Five Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018!

Fuel Your Soul This classic French omelet is brightened with somefresh garden herbs and a side of LMR house-smoked bacon.Enjoy with a glass of rosé, a bloody mary, or a mimosa with fresh squeezed orange juice.Recipe courtesy: Executive Chef, Stephen BarberServing Size: 1 omeletCLASSIC......