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Born of a pioneering spirit

Watch: Our Difference

Forging a Better Way.

Watch: Our Difference
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.

Clay Shannon profile photo
Angie Shannon profile photo
Amber Lee profile photo
Benjamin Neyman
Brenda Bullington profile photo
Gary Bodine profile photo
Jason Stuhmer profile photo
Joy Merrilees profile photo
Roxanne Jackson profile photo
Richard Maloney
Jill Goodrich, Western Region Sales Manager
Janice Copeland
Savannah Knight

    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.



    We live in harmony with mother nature



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