SUSTAINABILITY

As current stewards, we have a multi-generational responsibility to preserve the land, history and community at Beltane Ranch. Respect for our heritage guides our quest for agricultural diversity and honest hospitality through hard work and smart, ethical business practices. As a family raising our kids on the property, striving for sustainability is second nature. However we are continually evolving and working to better our practices. If you have any questions about the ranch, please feel free to ask.

A Sampling of Beltane Ranch’s Sustainable Practices:
    • Ranch-wide composting: All suitable kitchen, garden, orchard and livestock waste is composted and used as nature’s best fertilizer.

    • Winegrowing: Our vineyard and winemaking are both 100% certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, a third-party audited program that involves 241 best practices.

    • Olives & Produce: Our olives and produce garden are farmed organically and registered Organic with Sonoma County.

    • Chickens: Our free-range heritage breed chickens provide pest management in the olive orchard while producing eggs for the bed & breakfast.

    • Grazing: Livestock rotate grazing the pastures on the ranch benefiting both the land and the animals.

    • Pollinating Bee Habitat: Local girl and boy scout troops worked together with North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Department to plant a pollinating bee habitat in our garden.

    • Preserving Open Space: In 2004 Beltane Ranch closed a deal with the Sonoma County Open Space District that eliminated the development rights to 1300 acres of the original Beltane Ranch preserving it as forever wild.

    • Responsible Workplace: We strive to provide a safe and comfortable workplace for our employees, many who have been with us for over 20 years.

    • Energy Efficiency: Cooled by the breeze and free of televisions and excess appliances, the bed and breakfast ranch house uses energy responsibly.

    • Water Conservation: In response to the California drought, the ranch has made numerous changes to the landscape including reducing turf and converting existing to tall fescue, expanding drip irrigation and hand watering while reducing sprinkler use, planting additional native trees and perennials, reducing potted plants, closely monitoring irrigation. We have also installed water efficient fixtures in the ranch house, and eliminated unnecessary laundry.

sustainable goals for continued improvement
      • Beltane Ranch is working towards returning our winemaking to our historic barn, eliminating the trafficking of grapes to our current off-site facility.

In 2011 Beltane Ranch was awarded the North Bay Sustainability Award.

September 25th, 2015 Beltane Ranch Vineyards & Winemaking were certified 100% Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Certification was renewed in 2016.

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