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Owner and visionary leader of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Clay Shannon has transformed his ranch into one of the agricultural icons of California’s North Coast, and in doing so is changing the face and substance of grape-growing in the USA. 

Clay grew up on a farm in Healdsburg in Sonoma County. He began his career as a vineyard manager in St. Helena, traveling the wine regions of California managing the company’s vineyards. A short time later he started his own vineyard management company, growing grapes for some of the top wineries and fruit companies in Northern California. 

In 1995, Clay discovered a magnificent piece of property in the hills overlooking Clear Lake in Lake County, thirty-five miles north of Napa’s famed vineyards. He quickly set out to develop vineyards, Clay’s vision was simple: “We wanted to grow the best fruit in the world,” says Clay, “but we wanted to do it in a way that made us happy living there.” 

Cheers! -Bill “The Wine Guy”

Vigilance Cimmaron Red Blend Lake County

“Plums, raspberries, and spices fill your pallet. The aromas of berries, caramel, and tobacco resonate long after your last sip.” -Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking and Production. 

52% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Petite Sirah, 2% Petite Verdot aged in French and American oak. 

Regular Price $19.99

REWARDS PRICE $12.96 

Prices good thru October 29, 2019

Shannon Ridge Playtime Red Blend Lake County

Aromas of lush red vine fruits, black licorice, and sweet spices. Flavor is a smooth raspberry up front with slight dried cranberry notes, flavors of clove, anise and cinnamon bring some spice to the finish. 32% Zinfandel, 31% Barbera, 13% Mourvédre, 11% Grenache, 7% Petite Verdot, 2% Merlot, 2% Tempranillo, 2% Petite Sirah. -Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking and Production.

Regular Price $13.99

REWARDS PRICE $10.96 

Prices good thru October 29, 2019

High Valley Zinfandel Lake County

“Our Zinfandel from High Valley is naturally structured and develops a good level of spice. For balance, we choose barrels that bring in a sweet, toasted characteristic.” -Molly Wingo, Associate Winemaker

Regular Price $21.99

REWARDS PRICE $10.96 

Prices good thru October 29, 2019

Shannon Ridge Buck Shack” Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

“Aging Cabernet Sauvignon in bourbon barrels shows off the natural ripe fruits while softening the tannins and adding an aged balance to the wine.  Each sip resonates with rich hints of bourbon.”  – Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking 

Regular Price $26.99

REWARDS PRICE $19.96 

Prices good thru October 29, 2019

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