Crane Melon Barn - Home of the Original Crane Melon
Oliver Crane, the son of Richard H. Crane, developed the Crane Melon in the early 1900s by crossing several varieties of melons, including a Japanese melon, a white melon, a Persian melon and an ambrosia melon among others.In 1852 a farmer named Richard Hope Crane, straight from the California gold fields, arrived on horseback to gaze over the Cotati Valley.From Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Wine Releases, and Endless Family Gatherings; Contact Crane Melon Barn for your special event Chester's Vineyard borders the Bennett Valley Appellation to the east and the Sonoma Coast Appellation to the westRichard Crane's Sculptures and Metal ArtCome Visit Crane Melon Barn - here are simple directions to find your way!Press Releases and News Media Welcome to Crane Melon Barn - In 1849, Richard Hope Crane arrived in California for the gold rush and, in 1852, settled in Santa Rosa. The property that Richard purchased was part of the vast Mexican land grant, Cotate Rancho.
Crane Melon Barn
4935 Petaluma Hill Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 795 6987
cranemelon@aol.com

 

 


Opening approximately: September 1 - October 31,
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m It iis a good idea to call first, there is an answering service that is updated with times and days of operation.




 

Along with the Original Crane Melons, we sell Crane yellow-meated watermelons, heirloom tomatoes, Crane Melon Honey, Organic Sonoma County Walnuts, local art featuring metal sculpture by famed Sonoma County artist Richard Crane., and much more!

Sonoma County Farm Trails - Member since 1973

The Crane Family Melon Barn. 4935 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

The Crane Family Melon Barn. 4935 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404