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 Wood, and grandchildren Alex Benward & Lauren Benward Krause, 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.

Lauren Benward Krause, Lauren Benward, Lauren Krause, Alex Benward, Alexa Wood, Carlos Krause, Drake Krause, Beltane Ranch
Alexa Wood, Alex Benward, Lauren Benward Krause (with Lauren’s sons 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 Krause, Lauren Benward Krause, Alexa Wood, Rosemary Wood & Alex Benward
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 Benward Krause & Alex Benward
Alexa & friend Lynn
Lauren Benward Krause, Lauren Krause, Beltane Ranch, Rosemary Wood
Lauren Benward & Rosemary Wood, Harvest 1982
Alex Benward
Lauren’s son Drake Krause
Lauren Benward Krause, Lauren Krause and Alex Benward, Beltane Ranch
Lauren Benward Krause and Alex Benward

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