THE FAMILY

In 1936 Rosemary Wood’s aunt Effia and uncle Ralph Heins (along with Effia’s mother) acquired the 1,600-acre Beltane Ranch to raise turkeys, sheep and cattle. They hosted family, guests and friends in the dilapidated 1892 ranch house.  In 1960 Rosemary restored the now-landmarked Victorian and welcomed Julia Child as one of her first inn guests.  By 1972, her daughter joined her, focusing on the ranch’s estate vineyards and gardens, and raising her children on the property. Today, Rosemary’s daughter Alexa, and grandchildren Alex & Lauren, operate the vineyard, winery, farm stay inn, & gardens, and steward over 50 acres of open space. Lauren’s children make the sixth generation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ranch.

Read more about our Sustainablity and our History.

Alexa, Alex, Lauren (with Drake & Carlos)
Rosemary Wood Wood Benward Krause Family Historic Beltane Ranch Family Owned and Operate Working Ranch 1892 Historic Sonoma Ranch Family
Rosemary Wood & Sister Noelle Bon
Wood Benward Krause Family Historic Beltane Ranch Family Owned and Operate Working Ranch 1892
Rosemary, Geneva (Nanny), Alexa, Lauren & Alex
Carlos, Lauren, Alexa, Rosemary & Alex
Effia and Ralph Heins Wood Benward Krause Family Historic Beltane Ranch Family Owned and Operate Working Ranch 1892 Historic Sonoma Ranch Family
Effia and Ralph Heins who acquired the property in 1936
Lauren & Alex
Alexa & friend Lynn
Lauren & Rosemary, Harvest 1982

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