Passport to a Proper Picnic

“I’ve got a motor-car and a basket of strawberries and a bottle of Chateau Peyraguey – which isn’t a wine you’ve ever tasted, so don’t pretend. It’s heaven with strawberries.”

So penned Evelyn Waugh as a tribute to a casual English picnic in 1945.

But England, the birthplace of picnics since before anyone can remember, also has mastered the art of a formal outdoor affair. In contrast to wine and strawberries, Jane Austin describes lunch in the English countryside complete with servants hauling heading hampers across valleys and hills.

In either case, the point is not food as much as setting, to be out in the countryside, shaded by trees with family and friends.

At Six Sigma Ranch, we aim to take the work out of picnicking. Once you gather the family and friends, we have wine chilled for you at the tasting room, along with a selection of cheeses from fine dairies within 100 miles of the property. Add salami from our selection, hearty crackers and honey from the ranch, and you’re in for a feast that Jane Austin and Evelyn Waugh would both be happy to write about.

Christian

ps.  Tasting room is open daily from 11am to 4:30pm



Christian Ahlmann

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