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.

PRIVATE 4 COURSE PICNICS

$34/PERSON [basket pick-up and return to kitchen]
$40/person on location
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. Guests welcome, contact us for availability. Advance notice required. Club Members book by logging into your allocations or emailing us at wine@beltaneranch.com. Inn guests reserve online when making your reservation or by emailing stay@beltaneranch.com

48 Hours Notice Required.

Beltane Ranch recommended by Robert Parker

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE BOARDS

$24 / Serves 2

Our favorite local farmstead cheeses (a goat’s milk, cow’s milk and sheep’s milk) tastefully presented alongside our favorite local artisanal cured meat selection, fresh fruit, estate preserves/chutney and house made crackers or bread. $24/serves two.

Reserve by emailing us at wine@beltaneranch.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ranch.

CLUB EXCLUSIVE ESTATE WINES

Estate Rosé
Drummond Block Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Heins Block Estate Zinfandel

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