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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

    Wines

    Wines

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    Have you seen the articles (such as this one from @tastingtable) suggesting that red wine in moderation might lower your risk of contracting COVID? According to W. Blake Gray in @winesearcher, in a recent major British study, "The risk of getting Covid-19 was 10-17 percent lower for people who drink red wine. Unlike with other alcoholic beverages, the effect did not significantly diminish for people until they got above 14 glasses per week. This is good news!" We'll drink to that! 🍷

    (Link to Wine-Searcher article in bio.)

    The rustic tannins in some red wines, specifically those grown in mountain vineyards, have already been linked to health benefits via their polyphenols and antioxidants.

    *We are not medical professionals and are in no way certified/qualified to offer medical advice; please consult with your doctor for matters relating to your own health and wellness.*

    Stay safe out there, folks!
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    Have you tried the new Giannecchini Estate Blend? This red blend showcases ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Sangiovese (22%), and Merlot (10%) from our beautiful vineyards in the Talmage Bench region of Mendocino county.

    This wine pays homage to Mendocino's Italian grape growing heritage with aromas of cherries and red fruits, ready to pair delightfully with any meal.

    Ship this wine to your door at the link in our bio!
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    We got the Eggs! Pickup at the Mercantile #farmeggs #organiceggs #freerangechickens ...

    Honestly, do we need a reason to fill your news feed with Sunday scritches? 🙃 #winerydog #winerydogs #dogsofinstagram #cutedogs ...

    The Vigilance Tasting Room arguably remains the coziest spot in Lake County for a glass of wine and is open weekends from 11am to 5pm, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

    Make a reservation online at the link in our bio.
    #winetasting #fridaywinedown #winetime
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    Time for a BBQ! Shannon Ranch Grass Fed Lamb now available at the Shannon Mercantile, Open 7 days a week from 11:00-6:00pm #shannonmercantile #grass-fed #organic ...

    Half Bottles are on Sale for $60/Case 🍷
    Shipping is Included w/ Purchase of 12 or more.
    Shop now @ Link in our bio!

    Whether you need a gift to welcome guests to your Airbnb, you're looking for a portable way to enjoy wine on your next camp out, or you just think small things are adorable, the half bottle is a great way to enjoy Lake County's finest without worrying about the wine losing quality overnight!

    Choose from two of our most popular Steele wines – Carneros Pinot Noir 2017 or Cuvée Chardonnay 2018 – or mix and match! Each half-bottle pours 2 glasses of wine to share with a friend or enjoy by yourself.

    Whatever you decide, we'll ship a case to your door for just $60!
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    A beautiful January day in Lake County, signs of spring and we’re praying for rain #lakecountyca #shannonfamilyofwines ...

    Another Fantastic Lake County Sunset from the top of Shannon Ridge in the High Valley AVA #shannonfamilyofwines #gorgeoussunset #lakecountyca #visitlakecounty ...

    No Filter! Lake County wins the award for the best sunsets #shannonmercantile #lakecountyca #sunsetlovers #sunsetphotography. ...

    New Year, new lineup! 🍷 We're bringing some hidden gems out of the archives (and marking down some old favorites) for this end of vintage sale so you can get a head start on those 2022 memories. Why should the holidays have all the fun?

    Shop at the link in our bio!

    These tend to sell out quickly – we recommend choosing your 12 favorite wines before they're gone. We'll ship a case to your door for only $150! 🥂

    Sale ends January 30th.
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    Come join us at the Merc for the NFL games! Open everyday from 11:00-6:00 #themercantile #shannonmercantile ...

    The Shannon Mercantile is now open 7 days a week (11am – 6pm) thanks to the overwhelmingly positive feedback and support we have received from fans like you! 🍷

    In addition to our full wine bar, we will begin serving lunch options and non-alcoholic beverages from local favorite, @roseycooks, starting Monday, January 10th. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, and charcuterie, or take a moment to relax and shop in Lake County’s go-to destination for all things wine, food, and fun!

    4350 Thomas Drive
    Kelseyville, CA 95453
    707-279-9475
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    We will be one of the largest 100% certified organic mountain-grown vineyards in the United States by July of 2022! Read all about our industry-leading Sustainable practices at the link in our bio. ...

    That's all for 2021, folks! Thanks to everyone who has made this year such a success, from opening two new tasting experiences to launching a new website and taking sustainable + organic + regenerative farming to the next level with Project Ovis.

    None of this would be possible without our amazing club members and customers who make this whole thing worth it. Here's to an even better 2022! 🥂
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    When your parents just got a new ride for Christmas and you take that first spin... 😍

    Learn more about our working dogs at the link in our bio!
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    From the Shannon Family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🍷 ...

    Last minute shoppers! 🤫 No need to stress! We've got you covered with some great merchandise for the wine fans in your life. 🥰 Come on down to the Shannon Mercantile Thursday – Monday, 11am to 6pm to pick up some stylish gifts:

    4350 Thomas Drive
    Kelseyville, CA 95451
    707-279-9475
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    Is this your decorating sense for the holidays? Year-round? You MIGHT be a Buck Shack fan 😉... check out our bourbon barrel aged wines at the link in our bio. 🥃 ...

    Gotta admit; there are worse ways to spend a Sunday evening. 🌅 Lake County nightlife at its finest! ...