Shake Ridge Vineyards
Bearing the legacy of four generations of Yorba citrus growers in Southern California, the Kraemer Family found a new home in the Sierra Foothills - on a beautiful, secluded ranch in Amador County. Our vineyard on Shake Ridge Ranch is the culmination of experience, thoughtful design and hard work.
After noting the various soils and microclimates of this hilly ranch, small blocks were designated to the ideal variety, rootstock and trellis. The
original vineyard was developed in 2003 with wine quality as only consideration from the onset. In 2009 twelve additional acres were planted with the same care and detail for a total of 46 acres
of premium vineyards.
Shake Ridge grapes are tended with the minimal interference possible yet with constant attention. The vines are given limited inputs, but are not asked to carry more crop than they can handle, encouraging strong, healthy plants, producing wines of the highest quality. The entire ranch is farmed organically, though not certified – using just enough organic fertilizer and compost to support natural growth, utilizing cover crops for both nutrition and erosion control, attacking pests with natural predators and netting before harvest to keep the birds from making a feast of the grapes.
Contact This Grower
Ann Kraemer14885 Shake Ridge Road, Sutter Creek, CA