McEvoy Ranch Ultimate Picnic Experience

Want to decompress in a calm, quiet and refreshing place? With yummy bites and delicious wines to sip? Who wouldn’t!!?? Look no farther than McEvoy Ranch.


Founded by Nan Tucker McEvoy of the San Francisco Chronicle family, the 550-acre ranch is located just minutes outside the city of Petaluma. Nan, with her passion for Tuscan olive oil, was an early bird to planting olive groves in the area. Almost 20 years later, McEvoy Ranch is a hidden gem with local olive oil products that range from cooking to candles and wines that are top notch.

We arrived after a morning of antique shopping in Petaluma and were presented with a beautifully prepared basket of goodies to enjoy with a delightful selection of wines. Sitting on the veranda of the visitors center with the lavender hillside to one side and oaks overhanging a placid pond on the other, we noshed on:

Locally produced Marin French Cheese Triple Crème Brie & McEvoy Ranch Lemon Marmalade paired with 2018 Rosebud Rosé of Syrah and Grenache from Mendocino County

Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel Cheddar and McEvoy Ranch Spicy Green Olive Tapenade paired with 2017 Bonfiglio White Blend from Mendocino County

McEvoy Ranch Cherry Pepper Bruschetta paired with 2015 Evening Standard Pinot Noir from the newly designated Petaluma Gap AVA

Medjool Date stuffed with McEvoy Ranch Savory Fig Jam and wrapped with prosciutto paired with 2016 Il Poggio Montepulciano grown on the ranch in the Petaluma Gap AVA. 

The whole  beautiful and peaceful place to unwind and enjoy a bite to eat with exceptional wines.


The Ultimate Picnic Experience is McEvoy’s exciting new curated picnic experience that captures the sense of place that McEvoy Ranch embodies, highlighting their wide range of wine, olive oil, and culinary offerings. Enjoy a flight of 4 wines thoughtfully paired with local cheeses and seasonal small bites and bask in the beautiful rolling hills surrounding the property. Each experience is priced at $60 a person and reservations can be made by emailing or calling directly at 707.769.4138. Reservations may also be made online. 




Thank you Kym Hough, Head of Specialty, McEvoy Ranch for a spectacular experience!

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