Photos from Shake Ridge
Ann Kraemer, and the Kraemer family hosted a tour and tasting of Shake Ridge Vineyard in Amador County yesterday. The site grows several-tens of acres of primarily red varieties planted on a mix of rootstocks, and a host of training styles. It’s a beautiful site.
The event began with pork belly sliders and a walk from the entrance of the vineyard almost to the far end, stopping under shaded groves along the way to taste wines. Each of the wineries that use Shake Ridge fruit were represented. After the walk, dinner was served with the opportunity to re-taste the wines, and talk more with the winemakers.
Here are photos from the event.
A Tribute to Grace 2011 Shake Ridge Graciano, and Grenache
Enfield Wine Co 2011 Shake Ridge Tempranillo
two versions of Barbera from Shake Ridge, Forlorn Hope Wine
Matthew Rorick, Forlorn Hope Wine
Dirty & Rowdy 2011 Shake Ridge Mourvedre
Evan Frazier, Ferdinand Wine
Chris Pittenger and Helen Keplinger
John Lockwood and Randy Caparoso
wines of Shake Ridge
Amy Seese and baby, Sue Kraemer
the winemakers of Shake Ridge
Jr sitting within rows of head-trained Zinfandel, Shake Ridge
Sending our best to Ann.
Thank you to Ann Kraemer. Thank you to the Kraemer family.
Thank you to Hardy Wallace.
To read more about Shake Ridge, check out this great article by Jon Bonné on some of the lesser known, high quality vineyards of California: http://www.sfgate.com/food/article/California-s-best-lesser-known-vineyards-3294626.php#page-2
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Some really nice wine and people there yesterday.
Totally agreed–there were really good people there yesterday. Thanks!
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