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Shannon Ridge High Elevation Collection
A collection of our mountain fruit, farmed at elevations of 1,200 to 2,400 feet. Aged on oak 12+ months. These high tannin wines are rich and complex.
Nestled deep in our vineyard stood a 100 year old shed called the “Ye Old Buck Shack”. The rustic charm of this old building was the inspiration for this collection.
Clay Shannon began his career as a vineyard manager, farming wine regions of California. Now owner and visionary leader of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, his passion is simple…. Grow the best fruit possible, while preserving the land for future generations. For Clay, sustainability is not just a philosophy, it’s a way of life.
High Valley Vineyard
Our single vineyard collection is fruit from Betsy Vineyard, located in the High Valley AVA on Home Ranch. This North slope, 75 acre vineyard is named in honor of Clay’s mother.
For 5 generations the Giannecchini family planted and farmed this majestic vineyard located in the Talmage Bench region of Mendocino County. Dry farmed and organically grown from 120 year old vines, this vineyard produces exceptional quality wines with rich, concentrated flavors.
Old Pearl is a collection of wines crafted In honor of our beloved dogs. While each of the dogs hold a special place in our lives, Pearl has truly become a part of our family. Keeping the sheep safe from predators, our livestock protection dogs have played an integral role in our sustainable farming practices.
Ovis (Latin for sheep)…. is a small lot of wine that pays homage to the flock of sheep that help control the cover crops and weeds in the vineyards. The sheep and the dedicated Great Pyrenees guard dogs are the foundation of Clay Shannon’s sustainable farming practices.
Since early childhood, Clay has had an attraction for all things Old West. The inspiration for our Pistol Grip Collection began in a meeting with a bottle company. Clay spotted this odd, jug shape prototype on the desk of a salesman and loved the shape and style of the glass. The company salesman said this glass is called, “pistol grip” because of the single finger hook. Clay was inspired to design a brand with this glass and this name. There are 4 varietals designed for the future collection. Each one featuring a bio of the most infamous old west characters on the back label.
Shannon Ranch wines are crafted and grown with a commitment of sustainability. Over 1,000 head of Corriedale Sheep manage our vineyards and land, reducing the need for tractor passes and naturally fertilizing the soils. First introduced to the United States over 100 years ago, these sheep provide robust coats of wool to keep us warm as well as keeping our grapevines healthy. It is with their help that we craft robust, complex, and velvety wines suitable for any occasion.
Even before the URGENCY vineyard was planted, Clay Shannon’s instincts told him that the blend of volcanic soils would produce full, rich flavors and the long, warm summer days would ripen the grapes perfectly. This special piece of dirt creates wines that do not require long aging, the lush flavors show well upon their release.
Vigilance wines are crafted from fruit harvested on our 250 acre Rolling Knolls Vineyard in the volcanic soils of Red Hills AVA. Aged on oak for 12+ months, the wines are lush, and fruit forward.