Shake Ridge Ranch Winemaker Tasting 2014

Shake Ridge Ranch Winemaker Tasting 2014

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Sip Stroll at Shake Ridge Ranch 2014

In Amador County of the Sierra Foothills, a little more than an hour from Sacramento, 45-minutes from Lodi, or two hours from Napa-Sonoma stands Shake Ridge Ranch, one of the vineyard treasures of California.

Shake Ridge Ranch grows a vine village covering more-than 46 acres with a plethora of grape varieties and growing styles. Ann Kraemer began planting the site in 2003 bringing with her extensive Napa Valley viticulture experience, and a rock-star portfolio of winemakers interested in working with any fruit she’d grow. As a result, the spot hosts numerous custom-developed-for-winemaker plantings, as well as variation like one fruit type grown in several different styles.

Shake Ridge Ranch is also just gorgeous.

Yesterday, the Kraemer family hosted its second Sip… Stroll… Eat… Enjoy featuring smaller production winemakers pouring their Shake Ridge wines. The event brought special guests, wine buyers, sommeliers, and writers together with winemakers and the Kraemer family to witness the uniqueness of the site.

Labels poured this year and their winemaker included: Aratas, Stephanie Douglas; Bella Grace, Michael Havill; Buccella, Rebekah WineBurg; Dirty & Rowdy, Hardy & Kate Wallace; Enfield Wine Co., John Lockwood; Favia Wines, Annie Favia & Andy Erickson; Ferdinand Wines, Evan Frazier; Forlorn Hope, Matthew Rorick; Gallica, Rosemary Cakebread; Gather, Jessica Tarpy & Andrew Shaheen; Hatcher Wine, Matt Hatcher; JC Cellars, Jeff Cohn; Keplinger Wines, Helen Keplinger; La Chertosa, Sam Sebastiani; Miller Wine Works, Gary Miller; Newsome Harlowe, Scott Klann; Portalupi, Jane Portalupi; A Tribute to Grace, Angela and Jason Osborne; Yorba Wines, Ken Bernards.

Following are photos from the event.

Photos from a Tasting at Shake Ridge Ranch

Julia Van Der Vink

Forlorn Hope Wines

JC Cellars

JC Cellars

Ferdinand Wines

Ferdinand Wines

Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand Wines

Enfield Wine Co

Enfield Wine Co.

Enfield Wine Co

Enfield Wine Co.

Napa Valley Legends

John Lockwood (Enfield Wine Co.), Alex Kongsgaard (Kongsgaard Wine), Alexandra Athens (Forlorn Hope), Hardy Wallace (Dirty & Rowdy)

Shake Ridge Ranch

Hardy Wallace

Dirty & Rowdy Family Wine

Dirty & Rowdy

Dirty & Rowdy Family Wine

Jr

Jr.

Shake Ridge Ranch

Andy Erickson

Favia Wines

Favia Wines

Favia Wines

Shake Ridge Ranch

Gather Wines

Gather Wines

Gather Wines

Gather Wines

Shake Ridge Ranch

A Tribute to Grace

A Tribute to Grace

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To read more about Shake Ridge Ranch:

From Mike Dunne: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/06/5883482/dunne-on-wine-amador-countys-shake.html

From Roger King: http://wine.appellationamerica.com/wine-review/793/Shake-Ridge-Ranch.html

From Virginie Boone: http://www.winemag.com/Web-2012/The-Sierras-Rhne-Warriors/

Photos from last year’s event: http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2013/05/15/photos-from-a-tasting-at-shake-ridge-vineyard-amador/

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For more on wines from Shake Ridge Ranch: http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/05/15/three-2011-tempranillos-from-shake-ridge-ranch/

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Thank you to Ann Kraemer, and the entire Kraemer family.

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