THE BEET: news & notes from the ranch

Five Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018!

Resolution #1 | Resolution #2 | Resolution #3 | Resolution #4 | Resolution #5

Fuel Your Soul 

This classic French omelet is brightened with some

fresh 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 Barber

Serving Size: 1 omelet


3 free-range eggs

¼ tsp sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 Tbsp chopped chive, parsley, tarragon

3 pieces LMR house-smoked bacon (optional)

  1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper
  2. Add the chopped herb mixture to the eggs
  3. Heat butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat, until just melted
  4. Add the eggs and herbs and allow them to set slightly before gently pulling the outside towards the center using a spatula, allowing the space to be filled with more runny egg
  5. Once most of the egg mixture has set, tilt the pan away from yourself and shake the pan gently, moving the omelet to the edge of the pan
  6. Carefully tilt the pan towards yourself and gently bump the handle so that the omelet folds over on itself
  7. Fold over the other half of the omelet using a spatula to create a log-shaped omelet
  8. If adding bacon, preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil (for an easier clean-up). Place bacon on top of foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes (20 minutes if you like it crispy), then add to plate with omelet (optional)
  9. Pour yourself a glass of LMR Rosé or Pinot Noir or whip up a bloody mary with our original mix and enjoy!

Resolution #2

Try Something New

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The greatest way to learn about wine, food, and Long Meadow Ranch is to experience it firsthand, preferably, amongst friends and family. Send your taste buds on a joyride with a front row seat at our Chef’s Table.

The chef’s table is an elegant dining experience hosted by our Estate Chef at the historic Logan Ives House. The communal dining experience begins with a glass of our wine and a walk through the culinary garden for a sneak peek at what’s growing and on your plate. After being seated at one of our shared tables, you’ll enjoy a chef-curated set menu. Each course is thoughtfully prepared using the best of what’s in season from our farm and ranch, and paired with our award-winning wines.

Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, or with your best friend or colleagues, try something new at our table. Learn more. 

Resolution #3

Spend More Time with Loved Ones

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Speaking of friends and family, wine is only as good as the people you share it with. Allow us to bring extraordinary flavor and integrity to your table of friends with a visit to our winery. Our Mayacamas Estate is nestled in the mountains high above the Rutherford Bench and is home to vineyards, olive groves, horses, and an edible garden. During our Mayacamas Estate Experience, you and your friends and family will have the opportunity to try our limited-production collection of estate-grown wines. You’ll see inside our wine cave, enjoy cheese and charcuterie, and find a new favorite wine to bring home. Learn more. 

Resolution #4

Live in the Moment


Being present is the best way to enjoy life to the fullest. And, in our opinion, having a glass of wine in hand while doing so doesn’t hurt either. The idea of being present is nothing new but like most resolutions, it’s easier said than done. By being mindful, you’ll find you enjoy your wine more and the people you are with even more. Still not convinced?

Have you ever been in a conversation where your mind drifts into thinking about the list of things you need to do in the future? Or you’re listening but you’re also thinking about what you want to say next? We are all guilty of this. But as they say "When walking, walk. When eating, eat." So next time you open a bottle of wine, stay in the moment and drink when drinking. Your other tasks can wait.

Here are a few of our favorites to sink into:

This  Long Meadow Ranch 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of cedar, vanilla bean, and unsweetened chocolate. Bring a bottle with you next time you're on the hunt for the perfect hostess gift, meeting up with friends for dinner, or having a date night!

Living in the moment sometimes means finding a good spot on the couch, turning on a good movie or opening a new book, and pouring yourself a glass of wine. On days like these, we like to open a bottle of our Long Meadow Ranch 2014 Napa Valley Merlot with notes of plum, black cherry, and rich fruit cake.

Last, but certainly not least, we share with you our  Long Meadow Ranch 2015 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir with earth tones, cherry, and a scent of violet on the nose. Invite friends over for an impromptu wine and charcuterie evening, pop open a few bottles of your favorite Pinot Noir, reminisce over the past, and cheers to all that lies ahead!

Resolution #5

Enjoy Life to the Fullest 

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The best part of our job is sharing our craft with our community. That’s why we curate an events calendar that celebrates all aspect of life - from music to food, to fitness and holiday festivities.

We’ve set the dates and locked in the chefs for our Live Fire Guest Chef Series. Save the dates and join us for some memorable evenings:

April 27: Chef Matt Jennings |Townsman| Boston, MA

June 23: Chef Laurence Jossel |Nopa| San Francisco, CA

July 21: Chef Michael Scelfo |Alden & Harlow | Cambridge, MA

August 17: Chef Pat Martin |Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint| Nashville, TN

October 5: Stay tuned!

Is Live Music more your spread? We'll be releasing the dates and artists for 2018 in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

For a full list of our events this spring, click here. Check back often as we are always adding new experiences! 

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