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Born of a pioneering spirit

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Forging a Better Way.

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Sustainability isn’t some philosophical concept; it’s the way we live our lives.
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Clay Shannon standing on a mountain

Clay Shannon has always been a bit of a maverick. In 1996, he decided to buck convention and set out on his own to establish a progressive, pioneering winery and ranch in Lake County, California.

This wild, challenging terrain captured Shannon’s imagination and inspired his uncompromising commitment to the land itself. “We wanted to grow the best fruit possible,” says Clay, “but we wanted to do it in a way that made us happy living there.

Today, Shannon Family of Wines includes over 2,000 acres of mountain property, roughly half of which is under vine. With the earth’s climate under threat, we’re using our resources to do something about it. This includes transforming 1,000 acres into a regenerative organic farming system that greatly reduces environmental impact. Our home is situated on the ridges of ancient volcanic soil at higher elevations. And while conditions may seem extreme, the guest experience is extraordinary. Rustic charm, stunning lake views, and abundant wildlife underscore the western spirit still alive in Clear Lake. Visitors enjoy award-winning wines, a range of varietals, and great value, all crafted with an approach that puts earth first. At Shannon Family of Wines, we’re true to ourselves and to the land.

Our Sustainability

We plant it.
We grow it.
We pick it.
We make it.
We own it.

Vineyard rows at Shannon Ridge

An exceptional group of people.

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    Life at Shannon Ranch.

    We’re surrounded by wildlife. We’ve got ducks, geese, deer, raccoons, quail, golden eagles, bald eagles, wild turkey, chipmunks and bobcats that visit us regularly.

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    Vineyard path at Shannon Ridge

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    Clay and Angie enjoying the sunset

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    Flock of sheep standing in a field

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    Angie staring into the pasture with her horse

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    Agriculture and farming in the vineyards

    An exceptional place for an extraordinary journey.

    Sustainability

    Sustainability

    We live in harmony with mother nature

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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.

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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/

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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!

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    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!

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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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    Behind every delectable grape is a sunbeam.

    We grow Lake County’s finest grapes organically using sustainable farming practices at Shannon Family Farms.

    We’re harnessing the elements for delightful flavors, and loving every moment of the process.

    Click the link in bio to see our mouth-watering offerings.

    #sunkissed #organicwine #sustainablefarming #shannonfamilyofwines #lakecountyca #lovingeverysip
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    Take your in-home watering hole to the next level. Enter to win the #BuildYourBuckShack sweepstakes, and you could win a home bar design from leading #DIY’er @tmbrman or @tarynwhiteaker_designs *AND* the money to make it all happen. Click the link in our bio to enter today!

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