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Discover San Diego wine country’s best hidden gem

33.3426° N, 116.7340° W

You come here to breathe clean mountain air, be enchanted by the views, slow down a little, and of course, drink some of the best wine in the state. Here you reconnect with what matters.

Alexander McGeary, Owner and Winemaker

Shadow Mountain Vineyards is the oldest producing vineyard in San Diego County, owned and operated by a master winemaker, that produces award winning wines which beat vintages from the country's most famous wine regions.

Shadow Mountain Vineyards is the oldest producing vineyard in San Diego County, owned and operated by a master winemaker, that produces award winning wines which beat vintages from the country's most famous wine regions.

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Vineyard at sunset
 
Pam and Alex

Merlot 2016


One of Shadow Mountain Vineyards best selling red wines. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Very fruity with cherry and blackberry flavors. Soft tannins from the 24 months aging in American oak barrels. Not a typical Merlot because the wine has personality.
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Four of our award-winning wines
Five of our wines

Viognier 2017


This wine greets you with fresh peach and papaya aromas and then tasty flavors of pear and crisp ripe apricot. Grafted to French Colombard rootstock in 1978.
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Old Gus Red Table Wine


A blend of three grapes that the original owners Gus & Helen planted in 1945: Syrah, Grenache and a splash of Barbara.

Silky smooth on the palate with medium body.

Seasoned in American oak barrels for 18 months.

Great with all Italian dishes.

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All of our wines

Get away to the mountains, the wine tastes better up here

2016

Merlot


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2017

Viognier


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Old Gus Vineyard Red Table Wine


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Get away to the mountains, the wine tastes better up here

Pam pouring one of our early vintages
Wine on display
Vineyard at sunset
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The oldest producing vineyard in San Diego County


Our oldest vineyard was planted in 1945 by Italian immigrants, Agusto Mase and his wife Helen. It was the climate, much like the area of Italy that they originally came from, that convinced them to settle down on Sunshine Summit. The warm, dry climate and the sunny hillsides were the perfect place to plant their roots. And those roots still run deep.


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The oldest producing vineyard in San Diego


Our oldest vineyard was planted in 1945 by Italian immigrants, Agusto Mase and his wife Helen. It was the climate, much like the area of Italy that they originally came from, that convinced them to settle down on sunshine summit. The warm, dry climate and the sunny hillsides were the perfect place to plant their roots. And those roots still run deep.


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