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Building a fully regenerative organic farming system

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Winner of the 2021
California Green Medal
Environment Award

Preserving our environment isn’t about lip service, it’s a lifestyle and our hard work has paid off.

In the summer of 2021, our efforts were recognized with the California Green Medal Environment Award, given to the vineyard or winery that best demonstrates Environmental Stewardship through maximized environmental benefits from implementing sustainable practices.

We’re honored to receive such a prestigious award, and it indicates that we’re on the right track in forging a better way through our sustainability efforts with Project Ovis.

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.

This comprehensive closed-loop agriculture approach is extensive and encompasses:

Water conservation
Energy efficiency
Healthy soils
Pest management
Wildlife preservation
Solid waste management
Biodiversity

We’re pioneering change and setting industry standards through our commitment to an earth‑first approach to farming and winemaking.

Our operations are 100% Certified Sustainable, and by harvest of 2021 we’ll be one of the largest Certified Organic mountain-grown vineyards in the United States.

Project Ovis is both holistic and dynamic, combining carbon sequestering practices like no-tillage farming, with permaculture initiatives such as owl and bat boxes in addition to integrating livestock for cover crop control, weed control, fuel reduction, and soil fertilization.

It even extends to ensuring optimal working conditions for employees.

100% Sustainable Winemaking

Project Ovis initiatives include but are not limited to:

1/10 Eliminating all in-row cultivation of crops
2/10 Eliminating all herbicides and fossil fuel-based fertilizers and fungicides
3/10 Utilizing only certified 100% organic farming materials
4/10 Composting all organic waste into fertilizer and/or mulch
5/10 Using drought-tolerant rootstocks grafted to vinifera
6/10 Incorporating grape varietals that require less water
7/10 Implementing drip irrigation and dry farming techniques
8/10 Decreasing wine bottle weight to reduce fuel usage for transport
9/10 Using 100% all-natural renewable cork
10/10 Reserving 60% of our property for unplanted wildlife corridors

Forging a
Better Way

Project Ovis is a constant work-in-progress and an ongoing effort to improve the way we treat the planet and its swiftly dwindling resources.

It’s a fully sustainable operation, but we’re far from satisfied because the problems that climate change poses are far from being solved.

It’s just the start of big things to come. But it’s a step in the right direction.

Clay Shannon

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Still need plans for the weekend? All of Lake County will be partying down at the Shannon Mercantile for our GRAND OPENING this Friday, Decemeber 4th! We'll have live music, incredible local food, and a host of wines by the glass to kick your holidays off just right. 💃

Love your Saturday Farmer's Market fix? Come on down 1 hour early at 10am for some some prime shopping time! 🍳

Event details @ the link in our bio.
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We've had SO much fun serving visitors at the Shannon Mercantile and can't wait for all of Lake County to get together December 4th, 11am - 7pm for a rowdy celebration of our grand opening! 🥂 Visit the link in our bio and check out our event details!

4350 Thomas Drive
Kelseyville, CA 95451
707-279-9475
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On the lookout for some killer Black Friday deals on wine? Check out our Semi-Annual Case and get your shopping done early: $150 to ship a case of 12 wines to your door! We've just added the 2016 Writer's Block Zinfandel to the lineup. 🍷

Shop now at the link in our bio.
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Our Shannon Ranch Grass-Fed, Vineyard raised lamb is now available Thursday- Monday at The Mercantile: pre-order at…info@shannonridge.com #grassfedlamb #healthyfood #organicfarming #organicgrapes ...

We're less than two weeks away from the GRAND OPENING celebration of our Shannon Mercantile! Don't miss out on some great local bites from @badassblts in the afternoon and dinner fresh off the grill from @roseycooks! Enjoy wine by the glass and live music all evening courtesy of the Lake County Diamonds. 🍷

View the Facebook Event for more details at the link in our bio.
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We can post all day, but... some things you've just got to see for yourself. 👀 Book a visit to one of our amazing tasting experiences at the link in our bio! ...

Club Members! Don't forget your Pick-Up Party this Saturday between 11am and 4pm at the Vigilance Tasting Room – to join, email reservations@shannonridge.com. Rumor has it there's some homemade, bread-bowl clam chowder on the menu. 😋

If you’re not yet a club member, but would like to get in on the action next time, visit the link in our bio and find the perfect membership for you!
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It's week one of our Semi-Annual Case Sale and we've already sold out of two wines! 🥂 Not to worry; we're replacing them right away with selections from our Writer's Block and Shannon Ranch collections! Ship any of these wines to your door for just $150/Case at the link in our bio.

SOLD OUT:
2016 Steele Carneros Pinot Noir
2017 Steele Cabernet Sauvignon

NOW AVAILABLE:
2017 Writer's Block Malbec
2019 Shannon Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
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The Mercantile Bar is open (soft opening) 🤩that is. #shannonfamilyofwines come see us this weekend ...

Step right up and stock up on show stoppers for the holidays! The highly anticipated Semi-Annual Case Sale is back with 10 wines to suit even the harshest critics (looking at you, Aunt Cindy). Shop now at the link in our bio.

Ship a case to your door for just $150! Simply add 12 of your favorite bottles to your cart and the shipping discount will be automatically applied.

Don't dilly dally – these wines sell out fast! Curtain call is November 30th.

#winelover #wine #winewithfriends #winetime #winewinewine
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Construction on our brand new Shannon Mercantile is coming along nicely! We couldn't be more thrilled to invite all of you to our GRAND OPENING celebration on Saturday, December 4th from 11am - 7pm! This building will be the site for so many amazing events to come and we can't wait to see you there. 🍷🥂

Click "Interested" on our Facebook Event to receive reminders for the big day!
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It's the weekend! Don't be chicken; come on out to the Vigilance Tasting Room and remember what it's like to socialize! 🦋 We have a lovely selection of wines to help you shake off that post-pandemic shyness.

Reserve your spot online! (Link in bio)
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Fall vineyard post harvest cleanup with 300 ewes
#shannonfamilyofwines #buckshack sustainable-farming #organicfarming #lakecountywines #healthysoil #californiavineyards
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Our beautiful Shannon Ranches team surprised us by Dressing up as wine bottles for Halloween. Love this amazing crew and thank you for the creativity #shannonfamilyofwines ...

Longer nights means a little more time to get rowdy... who's excited for the holidays? 🥂

Never too early to knock out that shopping list. Shipping included on full case orders for your early birds (link in bio)
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Happy Halloween!! We saved arguably the most terrifying spot on property for our final Spooky Sunday.

We're asking you nicely; if you still have a VCR, DON'T WATCH THE TAPE. We don't need that gal from The Ring running around the vineyards again (although tbh we could use the drip irrigation).
#thering #theringmovie #wellbeing #happyhalloween🎃 #horrorfans
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The 2018 Shooting Star Pinot Noir sold out on day one, but we just discovered one last stash!

The Flash Sale ends tomorrow night – don't forget to take advantage and stock up for the holidays at just $150/Case, shipped to your door.

Shop now at the link in our bio.
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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
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