Rancho Sisquoc

Enduring Legacy of an Historic Land Grant Ranch

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‘Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy of an Historic California Land Grant Ranch’ celebrates the spectacular landscape, fascinating history, colorful characters, and timeless traditions of one of California’s last intact Mexican land grant ranches…

ISBN: 978-1-954081-24-6
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 180pp
Publication Date: August 2022
Size: 10” x 12” Portrait
World Rights: Available

 
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“'Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy of an Historic California Land Grant Ranch' is a richly illustrated and engagingly written portrait of one of the last intact Mexican land grant ranches.”

Additional information

World rights

ISBN

978-1-954081-24-6

Binding

Hard Bound

Pages

180pp

Publication date

July 2022

Size

10” x 12” portrait

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Overview

‘Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch’ celebrates the spectacular landscape, fascinating history, colorful characters, and timeless traditions of one of California’s last intact Mexican land grant ranches.

The ranch’s 37,000 acres extend from the edge of the Los Padres National Forest to the lush vineyards on the mesas to fertile farmland in the bottomland, and range almost the entire length of the Sisquoc River valley in northern Santa Barbara County. Engaging text, maps, and archival documents are paired with both vintage and contemporary photographs to bring the landscape and its history to life, from prehistory to the days of the vacqueros, from turn-of-the-century homesteading to the realities of a contemporary cattle ranch, farming operation, vineyard and winery with a passionate wine club membership numbering 1,500.

Forewords by former Governor Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr., a California history enthusiast; Stephen T. Hearst, whose interest in preservation extends to his oversight of the vast ranch lands surrounding Hearst Castle; and Eric Hvolboll, a rancher and longtime friend of the Flood family whose ancestors came from Mexico to Santa Barbara County in the 1700s, help give readers a sense of this special place and its unique role in California history. An introduction by co-owner Judith Flood Wilbur and preface by author Elizabeth Clair Flood speak to the role the ranch has played in the lives of one family for seven decades, and their hopes for preserving it for future generations. ‘Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch’ will give readers a sense of this special place and its unique role in California history.

Authors

Chase Reynolds Ewald is a freelance writer, columnist, and consultant and the author of fifteen books on architecture, design, cuisine, and western and rustic lifestyle. Her most recent works include Bison: Portrait of an Icon; Modern Americana; At Home in the Wine Country; and Inspired By Place, a 2021 monograph on the work of CLB Architects. A graduate of Yale and the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in Tiburon, California.

Stephen T. Hearst is vice president and general manager of Hearst’s Western Properties. He is responsible for managing Hearst’s extensive ranching, timber, and property operations, including the historic 83,000-acre ranch surrounding Hearst Castle and the 73,000-acre Jack Ranch in Paso Robles.

Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.
served as California’s Secretary of State and Attorney General and was also the Mayor of Oakland. He was elected as the 34th and 39th governor of California, serving from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. He lives in Colusa County, California.

Elizabeth Clair Flood is a writer and photographer. The author of six western design and lifestyle books, her articles have appeared in Architectural Digest, Cowboys & Indians, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Mountain Living, and others. She lives in Wilson, Wyoming.

Judy Flood Wilbur is co-owner of Rancho Sisquoc. She chairs the Flood Ranch Company and the Flood Corporation Board of Directors. She serves as Chair of the Brayton Wilbur Foundation and is former President and Trustee of the Commonwealth Club, Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Foundation, Trustee Emeritus of the Asian Art Museum, past President of the Hillsborough City School District, and past member of the Wilbur-Ellis Company Board of Directors. She is the recipient of numerous social service awards. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, she lives in Hillsborough, California.

Eric P. Hvolboll is a friend of the Flood family. His ancestors came from Mexico to Santa Barbara County in the 1700s where they have owned and operated ranches for many generations. A graduate of Stanford University (A.B. in History; B.S., M.S. in Applied Earth Science, and J.D.), he lives and farms on his family’s historic La Paloma Ranch in Gaviota, California.

News

A few commendations for Rancho Sisquoc Wines:

2020 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMP.
• 2017 Cabernet Franc – Best of Class
• 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Double Gold
• 2017 Malbec – Gold
• 2018 Riesling – Gold
• 2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Gold
• 2018 Chardonnay – Silver
• 2017 Merlot – Silver
• 2017 Pinot Noir – Silver
• 2018 Sylvaner – Silver
• 2017 Syrah – Bronze
• 2017 Tre Vini – Bronze

2019 SUNSET INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION
• 2016 Pinot Noir – Gold, 92 Points
• 2016 Syrah – Gold, 92 Points
• 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver
• 2016 Cellar Select Meritage – Silver
• 2017 Chardonnay – Silver
• 2016 Merlot – Bronze
• 2018 Riesling – Bronze
• 2017 Sauvignon Blanc – Bronze
• 2018 Sylvaner – Bronze

2019 CENTRAL COAST WINE COMPETITION
• 2016 Merlot – Gold
• 2016 Syrah – Gold
• 2017 Chardonnay – Silver
• 2018 Riesling – Silver
• 2018 Sylvaner – Silver
• 2016 Pinot Noir – Silver
• 2015 Cellar Select Meritage – Silver
• 2017 Sauvignon Blanc – Bronze

2019 ORANGE COUNTY WINE COMPETITION
• 2018 Sylvaner – Double Gold
• 2016 Syrah – Gold
• 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver
• 2017 Chardonnay – Silver
• 2016 Merlot – Silver
• 2018 Riesling – Silver

2019 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION
• 2016 Sisquoc River Red – Double Gold
• 2016 Cabernet Franc – Double Gold
• 2016 Merlot – Gold
• 2017 Riesling – Gold
• 2016 Pinot Noir – Silver
• 2017 Sauvignon Blanc -Silver
• 2017 Sylvaner – Silver
• 2016 Syrah – Silver
• 2016 Tre Vini – Silver
• 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze
• 2015 Cellar Select Meritage – Bronze

Additional Info

Rancho Sisquoc Winery
https://www.ranchosisquoc.com
https://www.instagram.com/ranchosisquoc/
https://www.facebook.com/ranchosisquoc


Chase Reynolds Ewald

https://chasereynoldsewald.com
https://www.instagram.com/chasereynoldsewald/
https://www.facebook.com/chase.ewald
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chase-reynolds-ewald-819a0551/

ISBN: 978-1-954081-24-6
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 180pp
Publication Date: August 2022
Size: 10” x 12” Portrait
World Rights: Available

Rancho Sisquoc

“'Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy of an Historic California Land Grant Ranch' is a richly illustrated and engagingly written portrait of one of the last intact Mexican land grant ranches.”

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