Shadow Ranch Winery: A Wine Tasting Experience for Everyone
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and join us for an off-the-beaten-path experience at Shadow Ranch. In the heart of Fair Play wine country, we’re a family-owned winery about an hour away from Sacramento in El Dorado County. Navigate our rustic Gold Rush era-style buildings, take in the picturesque surroundings atop the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and savor every sip of wine from our Shadow Ranch and Sheriff Collections.
Come On By!
We’re excited to introduce new tasting options to the Shadow Ranch tasting room. From your everyday selections to a seated experience, there’s something for everyone. Open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m, you can visit us in the heart of Somerset, California. Simply navigate our four unique wine tasting options and wrangle in the best option for you!
Looking for a more laid-back wine tasting? Join us at our tasting bar and sip on a selection of wines from our high elevation sites. These wines are designed to capture the essence and unique terroir of the Sierra Nevada foothills and represent the best that El Dorado has to offer!
High Elevation Estate Tasting
If you’re looking for a more elevated experience, look no further! Enjoy a private wine tasting on the outdoor patio paired with delicious charcuterie and breathtaking vineyard and mountain views. Taste your way through a selection of wines from the Shadow Ranch Collection, and get a sneak peek into limited-release wines (based on availability).
Large Group Tasting
Planning an event for a larger herd? Round up your friends and family and head over to Shadow Ranch for a large group wine tasting. Groups of 7 or more can enjoy a private seated tasting.
Reserved Winemaker Tour & Barrel Tasting
For the most personalized experience, lasso in your reservation for the Reserved Winemaker Tour and Barrel Tasting. Stroll through our Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard and wine cellar and delight in an exclusive barrel tasting and walking tour with our winemaker and owner, Sam Patterson. As you tour the grounds, he will guide you through his grape growing and winemaking process. After your tour, enjoy a seated wine tasting in our private tasting room.
Select Your Wine Tasting Adventure
While reservations are not required, they help us build a more personalized wine tasting experience for you! So, whether you choose the Shadow Select tasting at the bar, the outdoor High Elevation Estate wine tasting, round up the crew for a Large Group experience, or try a personalized Winemaker Tour and Barrel Tasting, we will do our best to make sure you enjoy every sip of the best wines that El Dorado has to offer. Reserve your spot today and we'll see you around the ranch!