I love this barn which is on the property of the MacMurray ranch in Healdsburg, California. Fred MacMurray's daughter describes her love for the property that her dad, star of many movies, and "My Three Sons" fame bought in 1941: "The Legend Behind the Wines"
Rolling hills. Treasured traditions. Breathtaking vineyards. This is MacMurray Ranch.
At MacMurray Ranch, our wines reflect our passion for the special places that give us extraordinary grapes. Beginning with our home vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley, we also select grapes from other premier vineyards in the Russian River Valley and the Central Coast to craft exquisite Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
Our roots in the Russian River Valley run deep. In fact, our majestic ranch has been a homestead since the 1850s. Our modern history began when actor Fred MacMurray bought the ranch in 1941 and began raising cattle here. Today, Fred's daughter, Kate MacMurray, is intimately involved with MacMurray Ranch, helping us share the incredible story of our world-class wines.
Once again, I am drawn to the timeless beauty of a barn structure.
I love that the home on the property has been kept as it was when Fred MacMurray and his wife June Haver lived there. How could I not love that they had a rag rug in their living room!
As we head into the fall here in the east, how great is this spot on the ranch to enjoy a wonderful dinner, and of course some wine, with friends!