From the Wine Advocate, February 2017:

Beltane Ranch

Glen Ellen, California

Combine food and fermentation at this oak tree-strewn B&B ranch in California’s Sonoma Valley. Built in 1892, the five-bedroom ranch sits on 105 acres of pristine Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, vibrant gardens (partially planted by local Girl Scouts, no less!), raspberry patches, and swaying grasslands. Expect historic touches like original architectural details, antique furnishings, and wood-burning stoves in some rooms, but look outside for the property’s best feature: a breathtaking sunset view from the ranch’s ornate second-story balcony. If you can manage to pull yourself away, retire to a picnic table under the property’s 300-year-old oak tree for a chef-packed, four-course picnic basket meal that includes salad from the ranch’s on-site garden and sandwiches on house-made focaccia.

From  Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate on Feb 21st, 2017.

Sonoma Event Venue Sonoma Valley Wine Country Glen Ellen Intimate Wedding Small Event Elopement Venue Estate Grown Organic Catering Vineyard Views


$32/PERSON | Exclusively available for Club Members & Inn Guests

Reserve the Oaks Club Table overlooking the valley or the Vineyard Picnic Table shaded by a 300 year-old Valley Oak in the center of our estate vineyard. Menus feature our organic estate  produce, olive oil and heirloom stone fruit as well as our favorite artisanal meats & cheeses. Explore the gardens, toss some horseshoes, play a friendly game of tennis or just relax and enjoy. Pair with your choice of estate wines. $32/person. Guests welcome, though party may not exceed 8 guests. Advance notice required. Club Member Reservation times: 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm. Club Members book by logging into your allocations or emailing us at Inn guests reserve online when making your reservation or by emailing

48 Hours Notice Required.



Beltane Ranch recommended by Robert Parker