Many thanks to photographer Kate Harrison, 100 Layer Cake and the Bride and Groom, Megan and Chris!
Kate Harrison: http://www.kateharrisonphotography.com/
So far 65 TONS of Beltane Grapes have been crushed for the 2009 harvest. Most Exciting is the 7 tons that make up the inaugural harvest for our brand new estate grown private label BELTANE WINE. Today's harvest marks the beginning! This first year we will have 400 cases of 100% Beltane Ranch Sauvignon Blanc released in late spring to early summer of 2010. We are very excited to announce our winemaker is Kevin Holt. The following years we will be expanding and adding more red and white varietals. Today's harvest went great....we picked early this morning under prime conditions....the bunches were still cool at dawn and the BRIX was at 24.6. Our own Alex Benward hauled the grapes to local winery Macrostie, in Sonoma for the crush. More info to come as the wine progresses. Please join our mailing list for updates and become a founding member in our wine club (And celebrate the release with us!!!!). Check out photos of the harvest below and check back for updates as the wine progresses!
Special thanks to Steven Krause for the photography featured on our site.
BELTANE WINS THE GRAND PRIZE AT 4th of JULY PARADE!!!!
Sonoma Valley 4th of July Parade in downtown Sonoma!
BELTANE's "Old Yeller" grassfed beef and olive oil truck, carrying a wood cutout of Beltane Mascot BOB (pictured below) pulled Beltane's Alex Benward, and Danae Rubenstien (of The Wine Slate) along with Beltane lab Duke - who all appreared to be taking a good-ole-fashioned skinny dip in a ranch water trough.
Alexa Wood of Beltane and a loyal group of locals and friends rode horseback in the parade with each horse and rider displaying their respective ranch's historic brand.
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