Shannon Family of Wines
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Winner of the 2021 California Green Medal Environment Award

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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 home sits in the mountains of the North Coast region of California. The rugged terrain of Lake County that includes ancient volcanic soil at higher elevations. Warmer summers, cooler winters, steep elevations, surrounded by wildlife all makes for a demanding environment. But these elements produce wines with exceptional character.

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

Pioneering spirit with an earth‑first mindset

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We grow incredible mountain fruit at a great value for our customers and we’re passionate about preserving the land.
Clay Shannon


Project Ovis is the transformation of our 1,000-acre mountain vineyard located on the North Coast of California. It’s our reimagining of viticulture and winemaking, and the conversion of our operations into a completely sustainable ecosystem. Our goal here in Lake County is to achieve a regenerative organic farming system, to address the effects of climate change.

We’re setting industry standards through our commitment to an earth-first approach to farming and wine making. Our operations are already 100% Certified Sustainable, and by harvest of 2021 we’ll be one of the largest Certified Organic mountain-grown vineyards in the U.S.  Project Ovis represents the next phase of our efforts in a journey towards a regenerative organic closed-loop farming system.

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To make a real difference requires real leadership, and we couldn't be more proud to hang our hat on this mission to create a sustainable life for future generations. We could be making a lot more money, but we choose to prioritize the planet – not the bottom line. 🌎

We may not have all the answers yet, but we give you our heartfelt thanks for supporting us along the way.

Close your eyes. Make a wish. For six nights only, ship a case of select Shooting Star wines to your door for just $150! Simply add 12 of your favorite bottles to your cart and the shipping discount will be automatically applied for some astronomical value.

Don't blink – this sale burns out bright on Halloween night!
Shop now at the link in our bio.

#winesale #winesales #winelover #winewinewine #winenight

Don't worry; we haven't forgotten Spooky Sunday and, well... do we even need a caption for this?!

Hey, I mean... you do you. 🤣

To schedule a visit and experience all that we, uh... have to offer... just check the link in our bio.

#spookyseason #halloweendecor #halloweenseason #organicallygrown #bathroomsofinstagram

The doors going in and the fountain being poured all before the rain comes. Opening mid November #buckshackwine #theshannonmercantile #lakecountycalifornia #winebar #farmstore #shannonfamilyofwines #visitkelseyville ...

It's National Make a Dog's Day and we're here for it. Our sidekicks deserve respect and have put in as much work as any of us to make this regenerative farming system succeed!

Learn more about the role our dogs play at the link in our bio.

Pregnancy testing our ewes today with our great friends Rob & Jamie Irwin of Kaos Sheep outfit #sheep #sheepranch #sustainability #organicfarming #organicgrapes #lakecountyca ...

We're reimagining viticulture and winemaking to address the effects of climate change. 🍇 You in? Learn more at the link in our bio. ...

It's Spooky Sunday again and we're here to bring you more oddities from around the ranch!

Since early childhood, Clay has had an attraction for all things Old West. That usually means there's a cool discovery around every corner here. 👻🤠

Did you know this same fascination inspired a whole collection of wines? Check out Pistol Grip in our online store at the link in our bio!

Did you know Clear Lake is home to some of the best bass fishing in the country? 🎣

Check out our "Visit and Events" page (link in bio) for the great recreation that Lake County has to offer! @visitlakecountyca
#bassfishing #topwaterbassfishing #clearlakeca #lakecountyca

Things are finally starting to cool off around here! Thankful to get out and enjoy that fall weather while it lasts. 🍂

Curious – any of our fans ride horses out there? Let us know in the comments!

We post a lot of cute dog pics, but don't let them fool you... these animals are ready to throw hands whenever a curious bear comes lumbering by. This Spooky Sunday is dedicated to our Great Pyrenees guard dogs, who defend our flock against predators like eagles, coyotes, & bears! (Oh, my.)

Learn more about our working dogs at the link in our bio!
#cujo #cujomovie #halloween2021🎃 #spookyseason #workingdogs

The weather is perfect for a visit to enjoy some sips and scenery at our Vigilance Tasting Room this weekend! Bring your dog (maybe even a jacket) and have a picnic with stunning vineyard views.

Now taking reservations online! ✨ Visit the link in our bio to choose your time slot.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Unknown 🐑

We're forging a better way. We may not follow the flock, but we'll put them to work. Have you heard our story?

Read all about it – link in bio.

Happy Spooktober from your friends at Shannon Family of Wines! With structures over 100 years old still standing on the ranch, this place has no shortage of stories to tell. 👻

Did you know Ye Olde Buck Shack used to be a skinning shed before it became our favorite bourbon bar?

Last Call to save $180 on a case of Buck Shack! 🥃🍷 Sale ends tomorrow, September 30th.

Ship 12 bottles of your favorite troublemaking wine straight to your door for just $240/Case. Want to mix and match? Simply load up your cart with 12 of your favorite bottles, and the shipping discount will be automatically applied.

Shop Now at the link in our bio.

Have you seen our ✨new✨ website yet? Read all about it on our Blog! 🤓

New score from @james.suckling on our Clay Shannon Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – 91pts!

This wine is available for purchase on our NEW WEBSITE, ready for delivery to your door!

Our Sunset Dinner at Ogulin Estate House on Saturday, September 25th (5pm - 9pm) is selling out fast! To ensure the greatest chance of seating your entire party, reserve your spot today by emailing

As the sun sets, you'll enjoy 5 reserve wines guided by our winemaker, Annette Hoff, alongside a gourmet, grass-fed, organic lamb dinner catered by Lake County's own Rosey Cooks – all surrounded by 360° vineyard views from 2300 feet atop Shannon Ridge Home Ranch! 😍

Tickets are $120/Person or $100 for Club Members.

View our Facebook Event Page for more details. Have a beautiful Friday evening! 🍷

Our new Shannon Mercantile wine bar is coming together! Thanks to our amazing builder, Shields construction. Opening late October 2021 #winebar #visitlakecounty #shannonfamilyofwines #shannonridge #winecountry #winelover #winery #visitkelseyville ...