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Rustic Ranches and Farms that Charm - Colwell Thundering Herd Ranch featured in Travel Magazine Article

According to California Meeting and Events Magazine, "the Colwell Thundering Herd Ranch is a day trip destination where visitors inevitably come away with a shopping bag full of tasty souvenirs.  Mandarin oranges are the specialty crop at this family run operation, but an expanding list of gourmet products - mandarin and lemon crush olive oils, mandarin blossom honey, balsamic vinegar, mandarin barbeque sauces and mandarin marmalade - are available for tasting and purchase at the family fruit ranch.  As the business has grown, so have the ranch's visitor facilities."

Schedule a Private Tasting Visit for your Club or Family

If you are looking for a great way to spend some enjoyable and relaxing time,, call and schedule a private tasting and tour for your club or group of friends. Over the past year the Colwell Thundering Herd Ranch has hosted several wonderful visitors inculding the Red Hat Ladies and Garden Clubs, the Stroller Striders Mom's Club of Auburn,  local Community Nursery Schools, birthday groups, both the MG and Model A Car Clubs, and a host of Local Root Food tours. We provide private tastings in both our indoor tasting room and outside under our covered patio.  Guided Ranch walking tours are also available and proven to be popular with both local residents and visitors from  far away as Asia and Europe.  Give us a call at 916-672-7451 to set up an enjoyable and relaxing private tasting with your club or friends

2018 Farm and Barn Tour a Success!

The 2018 Farm and Barn Tour was a great success with more than 400 people stopping by to tour the ranch, enjoy our unique Tasting Room experience by sampling and and purchasing the very delicious Colwell Mandarin and Lemon Crushed Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegars as well as our Gourmet Chocolate Sauces. The 2019 Farm and Barn Tour  will be held in October.  In addition to the olive oils and gourmet chocolate sauces, we will be providing our  fresh, local, all natural Orange Blossom Honey  made from beehives in our Mandarin Orchard along with tasting our line of Mandarin BBQ Sauces and syrups.  Finally, we will again be featuring our complete line of Colwell Bath and Beauty Products including Mandarin and Lemon Olive Oil hand soaps, liquid and foaming soaps, bath balms, body butters and lip balms.


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