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
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Crane Christmas Boutique

Graduation Parties

Wine Tasting

Iris Garden Event (april-may-contact them)

Harvest party

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Birthdays, Rehersal dinners, Anniversary's, Tea Parties (Mother's Day, Girl Scout Events), Bridal Showers,



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