Shadow Mountain Vineyards
"GROWING IS A GOOD THING"
Located on Sunshine Summit in the North Mountain region of San Diego County, Shadow Mountain Vineyards is an ideal wine grape growing location at an elevation of 3,500 feet and it's blessed with Pacific Ocean breezes and cool dry nights.
The winery specializes in award-winning Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat Canelli made both Dry and Sweet. Red wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. Artful Blends include Bear Canyon Claret, Old Gus Vineyards Red Table Wine and Variation - 3. Fortified Desert wines include Mystic Muscat Canelli and a port style sweet Syrah. We also offer a delicious Sparkling wine Grand Cuvee. The vast majority of the grapes for these wines are grown on the estate and the rest from growers for the winery in the immediate region.
The winery has a charming tented picnic area, offers tours, the tasting cellars and gift shop hours are Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and most holidays. If your looking for a special place for a wedding event, private dinners, corporate events, special events, we can do that! The owners and operators Alex and Pam McGeary have an extensive background in the food service and restaurant business as well, which is a big plus.
Shadow Mountain Vineyards beginnings started in 1945 when Agusto Mase and his wife Helen, Italian immigrants, planted the first vineyard which is still in production and bears his name. The second generation of the family continued in this family tradition, by planting extensive vineyards in the 1960′s and 70′s. Alex and Pam, purchased the estate in 1990
The location of Sunshine Summit, which overlooks the beautiful Hot Springs Mountains to the east and the historic Valle de San Jose, home of the famous Warner Springs Ranch. Being in the mountains with scenic views and crisp fresh air, gives a different impression of the diversity of San Diego County. The famous Palomar Observatory and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest in the state park system, as well as the historic mining town of Julian now known for it's delicious apple pies, are all within the area.
Along with the winery, visitor center and tasting room, the vineyard estate also features a special event facility for small to medium size groups. Please contact us for specific details and arrangements. They also have cottages on the vineyard estate, which you can stay in for $125.00 per night. Each stay includes a bottle of Shadow Mountain Vineyards wine and a Continental Breakfast.
Shadow Mountain Vineyards & Winery is your smart choice for quality wines produced in a unique region that has become known for award winning wines at competitive prices. We have decades of collective grape growing and wine making knowledge and experience. Meaning, we are confident that you will enjoy our wine products with your family and friends.
We provide a satisfaction guarantee for all of our products and services and speaking of services, many of our customers are enjoying the benefits of membership of "Our out in the Middle of Nowhere Wine Club". We believe you will as well.