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100% Certified Sustainable. Will Be Certified Organic by July 2022!

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Following the crowd means getting lost in it. We blaze our own trail, bucking convention in favor of finding a better way.

Our Lake County mountain vineyard estate is situated at an altitude of 2,200 feet above sea level in the mountains of the North Coast of California.  This rugged terrain is characterized by ancient volcanic soils, steep elevation and more recently warmer summers and cooler winters.  This demanding environment creates the perfect conditions to produce wines with exceptional character. 

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Aerial view at Shannon Ridge

Combining great wines, respect for the environment, and world-class terroir.

Flock of sheep in a field

Pioneering spirit with an earth-first mindset

Discover Our Story
Man chopping wood at Shannon Ridge
We grow incredible mountain fruit at a great value for our customers and we’re passionate about preserving the land.
Clay Shannon Clay Shannon

Project
OVIS

Project Ovis is the transformation of our 1,000-acre Lake County California mountain vineyard estate into a completely sustainable, regenerative organic farming system.  It is our reimagining of viticulture and winemaking to address the effects of climate change.  Our efforts are both holistic and dynamic, combining carbon sequestering practices with permaculture initiatives and energy efficiency applications. We are pioneering change and setting industry standards in an ongoing effort to improve the way we treat the planet and its swiftly dwindling resources. 

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Herd of sheep at Shannon Ridge

An exceptional place for
an extraordinary journey.

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Summer is heating up. Chill Out with Cool Beats at the Mercantile!

We're bringing in @djrkie to heat up the Mercantile with his hoppin' dance tunes Aug. 6th & 13th.

Come for the music, and stay for the delicious eats from #terpedoutkitchen and our fresh selection of Shannon wines straight from the source.

Of course, Wine Club members always get 30% off all bottles and wines by the glass. And there's no cover charge!

Click the link in bio to visit our FB event page and invite your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/events/591156369183067

#shannonmercantile #hotsummernights #djrkie #djset #winecountry #lakecountycalifornia #organicwine #coolbeats
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Quench your thirst this summer with our new Buck Shack Mountain Lemonade and Bubbly Rosé Cans.

They’re super refreshing, portable and downright delicious!

Now available online. Our 16-pack comes with 8 cans of Mountain Lemonade and 8 cans of Bubbly Rosé—shipping included—for just $90.

Order a pack or two today! Click link in bio.
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Happy #HumpDay! We’re already thinking about our #WeekendPlans which include a #GameNight with #friends and a bottle (or two) of our favorite #wine.

What are you up to this #weekend? If your favorite in-home drinking spot isn’t up to snuff—click the link in our bio and enter to win a custom home bar makeover!

Click the link in bio to enter at https://buildyourbuckshack.shannonfamilyofwines.com/

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Aging to perfection

What is the point of aging wine in barrels, anyways? Barrel aging is the step between fermentation and bottling, which matures the wine and gives it distinct flavors. Wine-making reminds us that timing really is everything!

FYI - this process normally takes between 6 to 30 months and red wines need more time than whites. We love making wine and all the fun factoids that go with it 😜

Click the link in bio to check out our selection of world-class wines at https://shannonfamilyofwines.com/our-wines/

#agedtoperfection #worldclasswines #shanonfamilyofwines #behindthescenes #winenerd
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Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on our elegant, sustainably farmed olive oil!

Upgrade your Wine Club membership and get 3 complimentary bottles of Shannon Ranch Olive Oil shipped to your door (or for pickup if you prefer).

Email wineclub@shannonridge.com with your upgrade request and we'll take care of the rest.

#shannonfamilyofwines #wineclub #sustainablyfarmed #californiaoliveoil #premiumoliveoil #shannonranch #subscribeandsave
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Summer is heating up. Chill Out with Cool Beats at the Mercantile!

We're bringing in @djrkie to heat up the Mercantile with his hoppin' dance tunes Aug. 6th & 13th.

Come for the music, and stay for the delicious eats from #terpedoutkitchen and our fresh selection of Shannon wines straight from the source.

Of course, Wine Club members always get 30% off all bottles and wines by the glass. And there's no cover charge!

Click the link in bio to visit our FB event page and invite your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/events/591156369183067

#shannonmercantile #hotsummernights #djrkie #djset #winecountry #lakecountycalifornia #organicwine #coolbeats
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#Summer is in full swing, and in our #BuckShack, we know a cold #drink is the answer to most problems. As those wiser than us have said, “Wine not?”

Show us your Buck Shack, and make sure to include the hashtag #ShowUsYourBuckShack so we can see your drinkery in all its glory.

And if it’s not glorious, enter the #BuildYourBuckShack sweepstakes for the home bar build-out of your dreams.

Click the link in bio to enter and win! https://buildyourbuckshack.shannonfamilyofwines.com/

#buckshackwine #homebar #barmakeover #remodel #home #homedecor #barinspo ​​#homemakeover #interiordesign #home #homerenovation #renovation #diy #design #homedesign #homeimprovement #homesweethome #decor #interiorstyling #beforeandafter
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We all need a little help from our friends.

Cover crops, like the clover pictured here, are a grapevine’s best friends. Set between the rows or under the vines, they prevent the soil from eroding and supply nitrogen to the roots. This means our vines thrive and never get lonely.

Hey, what can we say? Bringing folks (and plants) together is the beating heart of of our wine-making purpose!

Click the link in bio to learn more about our sustainability practices at https://shannonfamilyofwines.com/sustainability/

#thatswhatfriendsarefor #covercrops #viticulture #shannonfamilyofwines #organicfarming #organicwine #worldclasswines #certifiedorganic
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Beautiful cloudy morning rare for August, at the Shannon Ridge Home Ranch. We love this video because of the little virtual firefly that popped up and we have no 🤷🏼‍♀️ ...

We’re so thrilled that Shannon Family of Wines and our #BuildYourBuckShack Sweepstakes have been noticed by @patch

“LAKEPORT, CA — Clay Shannon, a forward-thinking "maverick," committed to organic farming, wildlife and land preservation, launched his wine-making enterprise, Shannon Family of Wines, in 1996 in Lake County — long before such sustainable notions were entrenched in the wine industry.”

Click the link in bio to read more at
https://patch.com/california/napavalley/weekend-winery-add-shannon-family-wines-your-travel-agenda

#visionary #viticulture #buckshackwine #homebar #barmakeover #remodel #home #homedecor #barinspo ​​#homemakeover #lakecountycalifornia #winecountry #travelplans #sustainableagriculture #organicwine
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Today is International Friendship Day! Let's pay homage to our fuzzy, helpful friends the bees.

This communal pollinator is an invaluable member of our family and ecosystem. Bees don’t pollinate the grapevines themselves, but they are essential for the plants at the base of the the grapevines. We call these cover crops, and they include Peas, Clover and Mustard among others. Cover crops help the grapevines to thrive sustainably and organically. Bees help the cover crops thrive. Now, that’s friendship!

Click the link in bio to learn more about our sustainable and organic approach to viticulture.

#internationalfriendshipday #beekeeping
#sunkissed #organicwine #sustainablefarming #shannonfamilyofwines #lakecountyca #lovingeverysip #mountaingrown #worldclasswine

https://shannonfamilyofwines.com/sustainability/
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Our Zinnia Field at the Mercantile is bursting with the most beautiful flowers you've ever seen! And we're inviting you to come pick a few for yourself (free of charge, of course).

Why not savor a glass or two of your favorite Shannon Family wine while you're at it?

For more details and to invite your friends on Facebook, click link in bio or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1136462250584246/1136480410582430/
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Shannon Family of Wines achieves 100% Organic Certification
Lower Lake, Calif., July 12, 2022 —

"From berry to bottle, Shannon Family of Wines is dedicated to ensuring that all elements of their operation is centered around sustainability and preserving the land & community.

The announcement comes on the heels of a wide variety of sustainable practices displayed by the winery, from regenerative farming practices to the elimination of all herbicides and fossil fuel-based fertilizers, the use of 100% renewable corks, the utilization of grape varieties that use less water and the use of 100% organic farming materials."

-Shannon Family of Wines 100% Organic Certification Announcement

Click the link in bio to more at
https://shannonfamilyofwines.com/shannon-family-of-wines-certified-organic-certification/

#certifiedorganic #projectovis #organicwine #sustainablefarming #mountaingrown #worldclasswine #shannonfamilyofwines #lakecountyca #lovingeverysip
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Have you always dreamed of kicking your feet up, letting your hair down, and letting the good times roll in your own #home bar?

We want to make your dreams come true—enter at the link in our bio to win the #BuildYourBuckShack sweepstakes today for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a custom #bar design and $$$ to make your dream a reality!

#buckshack #buckshackwine #homebar #barmakeover #remodel #home #homedecor #barinspo ​​#homemakeover #interiordesign #home #homerenovation #renovation #diy #design #homedesign #homeimprovement #homesweethome #decor #interiorstyling #beforeandafter #interiordesigner #interiors

https://buildyourbuckshack.shannonfamilyofwines.com/
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“If you want great wine and amazing conversation , please stop by here! Not only was the wine selection great, but our lovely host quickly became friends. I've never had this much fun wine tasting. My only regret was not buying some bottles to go home with me. PS don't change the music! Your playlist sets the vibe and good energy!”

-Wendy V

We love it when the vibe is right. Come visit us at the Vigilance Tasting room.

Click the link in bio to make a reservation today!

#winereview #itsavibe #organicwine #sustainablefarming #shannonfamilyofwines #lakecountyca #lovingeverysip #mountaingrown #worldclasswine

https://shannonfamilyofwines.com/locations/vigilance-tasting-room/
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Congratulations to Duval's Fresh Local Seafood (@duvalsfls) for being honored with Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. The renowned restaurant in Sarasota, Florida, was recognized for its overall wine list, quality and variety. Of course, you can find Clay Shannon on Duval's excellent wine list. A well-deserved honor for our friend and partner!

Click the link in bio to read the news article.
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Whatever your #BuckShack holds, it’s best enjoyed with #friends. Earn your chance to win your very own custom home bar when you enter the #BuildYourBuckShack sweepstakes. Check the link in bio!

#buckshackwine #drinks #cocktails #bar #food #drink #cocktail #party #bartender #beer #mixology #music #happyhour #cheers #drinkstagram #drinkup #drinkoftheday
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Vigilance Tasting Room is the heart of the Shannon Family of Wines, and the perfect place to welcome our guests for pet-friendly wine tasting and picnics. We’re pretty sure after a few sips, you’ll feel like one of the family.

Click the link in bio to make a reservation!

#vigilancetastingroom #shannonfamilyofwines sunkissed #organicwine #sustainablefarming #lakecountyca #lovingeverysip

https://shannonfamilyofwines.com/locations/vigilance-tasting-room/

Vigilance Tasting Room
13888 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake CA
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
707.994.9656
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As of July 2022, all of Shannon Family of Wines is fully certified sustainable and organic! This makes us one of the largest organic, mountain-grown vineyards in America, and boy are we proud.

We call it Project Ovis, and it means that we are creating a fully sustainable ecosystem in our vineyards. Everything has its place, and the sheep in this photo are exactly where they are supposed to be.

The benefits of letting our flock loose in the vineyard are 2-fold: They trim the weeds & fertilize the grapevines. What an elegant alternative to chemical herbicides and fertilizers!!

Click the link in bio to visit us at:
https://shannonfamilyofwines.com/sustainability/

#projectovis #organicwine #sustainablefarming #mountaingrown #worldclasswine #shannonfamilyofwines #lakecountyca #lovingeverysip
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