Shadow Ranch is a small, family owned winery located in the heart of the Fair Play American Viticultural Area (AVA). Built in 1888, the homestead, old barn and original outbuildings have a rustic Gold Rush era feel atop a picturesque hilltop in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We produce small batch, single vineyard wines from high elevation sites throughout El Dorado County.
Our logo is one horse with two shadows, three images representing the three generations in our family. A horse embodies grace, power and elegance, precisely what we strive for our wines.
Shadow Ranch embraces the concepts of sustainable farming and having as little impact on the environment as possible. The operation is solar powered and our vineyards are organically farmed. We explore soil, climate, and viticulture to illustrate the special characteristics that the geography imparts upon the wines we create.