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Shaker Ridge Vineyard

Owner
Andrew and Elizabeth Standeven

3000 Mesquite Court
El Dorado, CA 95623
United States

About the vineyard

Shaker Ridge grows Barbera and Primitivo and 5 Portuguese varietals, featuring Touriga Nacional. Our 1/2 acre "Quinta" planting of Portuguese varietals is proportioned to yield a balanced traditional "Port" style wine or full-bodied complex red blend. We are a small family-run vineyard passionate about quality and serving the needs of our clients. Our gently sloping site with good air drainage and exposure consistently ripens our grapes while still retaining the mineral qualities typical of El Dorado fruit. We serve both commercial and home winemakers.  Please see our website for more information and current availability, which is always real-time.  Minimal order for 2022 is 0.5 ton.

AVA
El Dorado
Acreage
7.00 acres
Altitude
1500 feet
Home Winemaker Friendly?
Yes
Varietal Tonnage Available Price per Ton Available? Year Planted Clones Rootstock Description
Barbera
2.00
$2200
Yes
2002
02, Montevina
1103P, 110R, St George
Our award-winning Barbera grapes have been used in many vineyard-designated commercial bottlings over the years, including a couple current releases, and are known for their particularly dark color which comes from our 20-year-old vines and low-yield, concentrated fruit. Our Barbera typically hits peak ripeness in the first two weeks of September. Minimal quantity is 0.5 ton.
Primitivo
0.50
$2000
Yes
2002, 2005
03
St. George
Our Primitivo has been used in many vineyard-designated bottlings and won accolades both as dry wine and in port-style wines from both commerical and home winemakers. We have learned from experience with these grapes, and now farm a more limited acreage on a single, low-yielding soil type that produces concentrated, flavorful fruit. Our Primitivo typically hits peak ripeness between the last week of August and the first week of September. Minimum quantity is 0.5 ton.
Touriga Nacional
2.00
$2300
Yes
2005, 2009, 2020
01, 03, "touriga nacional"
St. George
We consider Touriga Nacional to be an outstanding, under-appreciated varietal that is best known for its use in authentic Portuguese port-style wines, but shines equally brightly as a single varietal dry wine and blender. Touriga has deep color, alluring aroma, and solid tannin structure, and we are passionate about our Touriga, which has won numerous awards in commercial and homemade wines. Minimum quantity is 0.5 ton.
Tinta Cẵo
0.00
No
2005
1A
St. George
Tempranillo
0.00
No
2004, 2005, 2022
Duero, 02
St. George
Souzão
0.00
No
2005, 2022
01
St. George
Tinta Amarela
0.00
No
2005, 2020
01
St. George