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Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Releases "Buck Shack" Lake County Red Blend

Posted on August 31, 2015

August 28, 2015 (Lake County, California).

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, based in Lake County, California, announces the release of Buck Shack Red, a new proprietary red blend made of high quality fruit from Shannon Ridge’s “certified Sustainably Farmed” Vineyards.

“Nestled deep in our vineyards stood a dilapidated 100-year-old skinning shed called the “Ye Old Buck Shack”. We loved the beauty and history of this old building”, says Clay Shannon, owner and President. “We restored it and converted it into a whiskey bar on our property called Sheep Camp. The shack looks and feels like an old Western movie and it serves as a special place for us to gather and use bad judgment”.

“Buck Shack has a design that is among the most unique in the wine industry, it is reminiscent of a small batch bourbon bottle, it is the perfect attention-grabbing package and sets us apart from the generic crowd of so many similar wine labels”.

"The most pronounced varietals in this blend are Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and richness, Petite Verdot for color and tannin, Merlot and Cabernet Franc for aromatics and a splash of Zinfandel because this is California and it's our state grape." says Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking and Production.

Buck Shack Red is available nationally in specialty retail and restaurant accounts.

About Shannon Ridge Family of Wines:

Since 2002, Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has been making a variety of wines from their sustainably farmed vineyards in Lake County and their brands are distributed throughout the USA in major supermarkets, specialty fine wine retailers and restaurants.

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is committed to preserving the land, not only for the great vineyard sites but also for the bear, elk, mountain lions, eagles and other creatures that live there. Of the approximately 2,300 acres, only about 1300 acres have been converted to vineyards. Wildlife corridors have been preserved for the abundant wildlife, which can bee seen wandering through the property.

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