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Minimalist & Inventive
A staple of Lake County for the last nearly 30 years, Steele Winery carries on the legacy of its founder Jed Steele with a focus on small allotments of a wide range of wine varietals. Shannon Family of Wines purchased Steele in 2020 and has continued Jed’s practice of craftsmanship winemaking.
There are #wines for restrained, erudite conversations, and then there are wines for rollicking good times. Buck Shack is the latter.
Nestled deep in the @ShannonFamilyOfWines #vineyards stood a dilapidated 100-year-old skinning shed called “Ye Old Buck Shack.” We loved its rugged beauty and the history of this old building, so we restored it.
Inspired by everything the #BuckShack represented, we created a #wine that captured the authenticity and wildness of Lake County—wines that go hand-in-hand with good times and bad judgment.
Click the link in the bio to learn more about Buck Shack wines and enter to win your very own custom home bar!
Bees aren't needed to fertilize grapevines, which are usually propagated from cuttings. Nonetheless, bees are crucial to the annual harvest on the Shannon vineyards. Why?
Because the agricultural health of our property depends on these beneficial insects. They are the primary pollinators for numerous plants up and down the vineyard, helping to keep nitrogen levels in balance.
The presence of bees is a sign that we've got a thriving ecosystem. Next time you toast a glass of vino—from our family of wines, of course—give thanks to these busy workers.
Click the link in bio to meet the Shannon Family of Wines....
Our Buck Shack Wines are only $200 a case until June 30th, don’t miss it!
Good Times Santa Cruz is raving about the unique flavor of our Buck Shack Bourbon Barrel Cab.
“Yes, folks, there’s a touch of bourbon in every swig; this bold and rustic red is aged in old bourbon barrels. You just have to try it for yourselves to experience all of the nuances of a good wine—with a tad of Kentucky’s pride and joy”
Good times, indeed. Thanks for the shoutout, @GoodTimesSC!
Click the link in bio to bring home some of this bourbon-touched goodness....
Meet #DYI’er extraordinaire, @tarynwhiteaker_designs! Taryn is the voice of #homedecor style behind Taryn Whiteaker Designs. Taryn established her brand over 9 years ago in hopes of inspiring others with design ideas and #DIYtutorials.
Click the link in the bio to learn more about Taryn and enter to win a custom home bar makeover designed by her!
Anticipation is a frequent visitor at the vineyards.
During winter, you're anticipating the first flush of buds on the vines come spring. In springtime, you're looking forward to seeing the clusters of fruit grow heavier and heavier throughout the summer. And, of course, everyone eagerly awaits the fall harvest—and the magic that happens after the wine is bottled.
Right now, we're anticipating our busy summer season. Be sure to make a reservation at one of our tasting rooms (click link in bio) and check back often for special events throughout the season....
Did you know that Shannon Family Wine vineyards are 100% certified sustainable? As of July 2022, we will be among the largest certified organic, mountain-grown vineyards in the USA.
One of our biggest challenges since going organic has been controlling leafhoppers, which can decimate a vineyard. To combat this menace, we’ve been experimenting with natural insect control by releasing lacewings (pictured), a beneficial insect with a taste for leafhopper—nom nom!
Click the link in bio to learn more about our passion for sustainability....
Enter to #win a custom home bar makeover designed by DIY’er @tarynwhiteaker_designs or @tmbrman! 🔨 🧰 🔧
We’re giving one lucky winner the chance of a lifetime—to have their own home bar custom designed by a prominent DIY’er along with a generous gift card to make it all happen. If you win, you’ll also receive:
✓ A 1-hour creative session with the #DIY designer of your choice
✓ A custom home bar design
✓ Links to all furniture and build-out materials
✓ Gift cards to purchase supplies, fixtures and furniture
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to #BuildYourBuckShack! Find official rules and enter to win 👉 link in bio!...
Aaaand behind door number one... Come to our Memorial Day Weekend party at the Mercantile tomorrow night from 4-7 & be the first to crack open a can of Buck Shack Mountain Lemonade or Bubbly Rosé at the Shannon Mercantile! Which one are you most excited for?
These little troublemakers are ready to go wherever you prefer to gather and use bad judgment – just keep that designated driver on speed dial. 🙂...