Pomponio Ranch (PR) has a very long and colorful history, nestled at the headwaters of Pomponio Creek between the towns of San Gregorio and Pescadero. Pomponio Ranch was part of the original Mexican land grant and Pomponio Creek was named after a Native American man from the Yokut-speaking people in the San Joaquin Valley. He was given the name Pomponio when he worked at Mission Santa Clara, but he later rebelled against the mission system and became a resistance fighter. According to reports from the time, he had a mountain hideout near the headwaters of Pomponio Creek.
After that colorful beginning, Pomponio Ranch has been used to raise beef cattle, dairy cattle, Thoroughbred racing horses and oat hay since the 1880’s. The ranch has such natural beauty, many diverse ecosystems and is blessed with a small lake fed from springs and the run-off of seasonal rains. The lake provides water for all of our livestock and irrigation to grow oat and grass hay for our animals.