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Long Meadow Ranch Winery

St. Helena Winery with Restaurant, Marketplace, Garden

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Even in Napa Valley the history of 650-acre Long Meadow Ranch is impressive: the ranch’s original 1872 land grant was signed by U. S. President Ulysses S. Grant. Early on, the land—in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains—was farmed for its grapes, apples, olives and hay, but operations came to a halt during prohibition.
In the late 1920s a house made of limestone was erected on the property, and for the next 60 years the ranch was used only as an occasional vacation getaway.
In 1989, the Hall family purchased the property, restoring it to a thriving farm operation.
Wine tasting is enjoyed at the St. Helena facility, a restored 1874 farm building, but a “ranch adventure” tour brings you to Long Meadow Ranch, with its stunning views of Napa Valley. You can explore the ranch and vineyards on foot or in a Swiss Army Pinzgauer van, stopping at the wine cave, an olive oil mill, and the extensive gardens. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price.
Another option: dine at the family’s Farmstead Restaurant in downtown St. Helena, which offers true farm-to-table cuisine.

Fascinating Fact:

The garden at Long Meadow Ranch was the 1997 Sunset Magazine Western Garden of the Year.
Amenities: Wine and olive oil club, Grass-fed beef club, pairings, gardens, restaurant, kid-friendly
Founded: 1989
Signature Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Ranch House Red (red blend)
Wine Tasting: Basic, no appointment needed
Hours: Daily, 11–6
Long Meadow Ranch Winery
738 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
707-963-4555 x. 1
website: www.longmeadowranch.com

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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