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Beltane Ranch

Beltane Ranch Simplicity. Substance. Heritage. Beltane Ranch’s estate wines reflect the qualities that for centuries have distinguished this historic working ranch in the heart of Sonoma Valley’s fabled wine country. Its award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel grapes are grown in the same rocky, red soil that has hosted a robust mix of legendary inhabitants over the years. Wappo Indians and Spanish gentry were its first residents, followed by winemaking pioneers and the daughter of slaves, Mary Ellen Pleasant, whose New Orleans style Victorian house has become the ranch’s trademark. In the early 1900s, vacationers rode the train to Beltane Station, locals staged dances in the barn and horses raced on a track in the front pasture. Since 1936, the Wood family has operated Beltane as a working ranch, adding grass-fed beef and produce gardens, olive and fruit orchards that supply their casually elegant bed and breakfast inn. Beltane’s valley floor vineyards have an exceptional pedigree, with soils first planted in the 1870s with French cuttings imported by pioneer viticulturist John H. Drummond. In more recent times the vineyards have supplied award-winning grapes to wineries including Duckhorn Vineyards and Cakebread Cellars. In 2009 the family reserved 7½ tons of fruit for their first vintage.


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11775 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA, US, 95442 Email:
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