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Lisanne Leask, Long Meadow Ranch, Winemaker

“The savvy winemaker” An Interview with Lisanne Leask By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK Long Meadow Ranch is home to bees for honey, egg laying flocks of chickens including the famed Rhode Island Reds. There is also an organic fruit and vegetable garden with over 250 different varieties. They also practice what they call Full […]

Farmstead The Story Behind the Wines

THE STORY BEHIND THE WINES BY LISA GMUR, CSW Nestled in the quaint Napa Valley town of St. Helena, is one of the busiest restaurants in the United States.  In fact, more than ¼ million people dine there every year. That restaurant is called Farmstead and its offspring is a winery owned by the same […]

Long Meadow Ranch, Full Circle Farming in Napa’s Mayacamas Mountains

Full Circle Farming in Napa’s Mayacamas Mountains By Lisa Gmur, CSW In 1872, a gentleman and Civil War Veteran by the name of E.J. Church was given an opportunity to move from the east to the west. President Ulysses S. Grant himself signed the land patent granting 640-acres in the Mayacamas Mountains to Church. And […]