Shadow ranch vineyard Summer Newsletter

We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2016 Estate sauvignon blanc & 2015 Grenache.

Tasting Notes

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Cheers from Shadow Ranch Vineyard's Sam & Kimari Patterson!

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Sunday, September 17, 12 - 4pm

Join us for an exclusive Wine Club event. Kimari Patterson will create the following pairings for our Wine Club members only. Event will take place in Private Events Room rain or shine.

Kimari’s Crab Cakes paired with 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Four Cheese Truffled Mac & Cheese paired with 2015 Grenache

Outside Events

Saturday, August 20, 2-5pm

Family Winemakers Tasting San Francisco Wine Tasting

Pier 27 Port of San Francisco

Saturday, August 26, 2-9pm

El Dorado Wine Association presents Winederlust Renegade Wine Festival

Henningsen Lotus Park

Vineyard News
Shadow Ranch Vineyard Estate Tempranillo

On the vineyard, we have reached that time of year where our vines have hit their full stride. With the season getting off to a cool start, we are seeing the vines to be about two weeks later than average. After months of meticulously tending to the growth of the vines through removing unwanted shoots, moving the trellis wires to maintain vertical growth, hedging and removing leaves to increase sun light to the fruit, we have reached veraison. With the berries starting to soften up and change color this month, we expect sugar accumulation to reach optimal ripeness over the next 30-40 days. As the fruit comes into balance with its sugar, acid, tannins and flavors we will kick off the 2017 harvest and start to create our Shadow Ranch wines! With the amazing winter rains and a nice warm summer, we anticipate a moderate harvest of exceptional quality! ~Sam Patterson, Winemaker/Vineyard Manager

Annual cycle of the grapevine courtesy of eVineyard
Tasting Room

Wondering what is on our current tasting list? Here you go!


When he is not farming and producing your favorite wines, raising a family or running a winery, Shadow Ranch Vineyard's Sam Patterson is competing in ultra-races. Think a 100 mile endurance run with a 6200 foot elevation start or a 2.4 mile swim/112 mile bike/52 mile run (through wine country of course). Yes, Sam completed the Western States 100-mile endurance run and the Santa Rosa Ironman this summer. We couldn't be more proud of our super hero!

Western States 200 mile run (left), Santa Rosa Ironman finish (right)
Look who made it to the top of Mount Whitney, support crew: Sam Patterson
Gratitude to our Ambassadors Larry & Chaney hicks
Larry & Chaney Hicks celebrating with The Sheriff in San Francisco

Shadow Ranch Vineyard is truly grateful for our loyal ambassadors Larry Hicks & Chaney Hicks. In 2010 they fell in love with Sam's wines and from there they have been a huge part of our family, supporting Shadow Ranch in every way possible. They started as 5 O'clock Shadow Wine Club members, soon after helping us out with vineyard events, outside tastings and helping out in our Tasting Room. It has been a true family affair, their sons Chase (22) and Grant (13) have played in the vineyard and meadow over the years. Just this summer, Chase came to Shadow Ranch for his very first wine tasting. Many of the beautiful and fun photos you see on Facebook are (think traveling Sheriff) compliments of Larry. We are looking forward to their retirement years so we can see more of them, they are a true gift to us. If you see them at an event or in the Tasting Room, please say hello. Thank you Larry & Chaney!!!

Enjoy the rest of your summer & your favorite Shadow Ranch wine!

Shadow Ranch Vineyard

Tasting Room Hours

Friday - Sunday 11am to 5pm

7050 Fairplay Road

Somerset, Ca. 95684


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