Ultimate Sporting Experience Series Offered At California Wine Country’s Wing & Barrel Ranch

Wing & Barrel Ranch — an exclusive members-only sporting club for the discerning outdoor and wine enthusiast — has announced its new suite of Ultimate Sporting Experience packages that even non-members can enjoy.

sporting claysWing & Barrel Ranch’s new Ultimate Sporting Experiences allows guests to experience the Sonoma Wine Country while savoring the outstanding dining, wines, lodging and outdoor pursuits usually only available to Ranch members.

With packages for singles, couples and groups, Wing & Barrel Ranch’s Ultimate Sporting Experiences allow a full day of access to the ranch, including a choice of a guided upland bird hunting excursion or shooting on the acclaimed 25-acre clays course with a Vintner Member.

Luxurious and all-inclusive, packages also include a two-night stay at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, food and wine pairings at the Ranch, a winery tour and tasting, and an exclusive dinner at one of Chef Charlie Palmer’s two Wine Country restaurants.

Located on a superb 1,000-acre parcel just 35 miles north of San Francisco, Wing & Barrel Ranch amenities include seasonal bird hunting, year-round sporting clays, Vintner Member gatherings, fine dining, customized shooting instruction, travel programs, dog training and boarding, and an exclusive cigar program, among other offerings.

Wing & Barrel Ranch sets itself apart from other upland hunting lodges through its relationships with Vintner Members from Northern California’s award-winning Wine Country. Participating Vintner Members for the Ultimate Sporting Experience packages are arranged by month and include a who’s-who of nationally acclaimed winemakers. These packages are intimate, exclusive, and will sell out! 

The following Vintner Members are available to host you to an extraordinary 
‘Ultimate Sporting Experience’ in 2020. Choose among these vintners and dates:

  • Chris Towt, Dunstan Wines | January 15-19
  • Michael Browne, CIRQ | February 19-21
  • Matt Crafton, Chateau Montelena Winery | March 11-15
  • Shelly Rafanelli, A. Rafanelli Winery | April 15-17
  • Craig Haserot, Sojourn Cellars | May 6-10
  • Andrew Hoxsey, Ghost Block Wine | June 17-21
  • Bob Torres, Trinchero Family Estates | July 15-19

 pheasant hunter“We are so blessed by our friends in the wine industry, the beauty of our local wetlands and the quality of our clays course,” Anderson says. “Being able to share these amenities makes them all the sweeter. It’s important to me that as many people as possible have an opportunity to live closer to nature through hunting and shooting while enjoying the best food and wine available anywhere in the U.S. That’s the lifestyle that Wing & Barrel Ranch epitomizes.”

Ultimate Sporting Experience packages are perfect for couples and for groups of up to eight individuals. Package prices exclude any airfare or ground transportation costs. For more details, go to:

SCI’s Jim Lenhart visited the Ranch recently to do a little pheasant hunting and talk about the Ranch as well as the upcoming SCI Convention in Reno Feb. 5-8. Check out the Wing and Barrel booth 247 at the Convention.

The original operation was started in 1964 by Mike Jr.’s grandfather. Mike Jr.’s dad trains all the dogs at the facility and the dogs used for Lenhart’s hunt were Tom & Jerry.

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