Shake Ridge Vineyards is truly a multi-generation effort. The present ‘adult’ generation put in their hours as kids, pulling irrigation hoses, filling smudge pots, and picking oranges and avocados -- so much so that all except Ann were smart enough to go on to study other fields. But the chance to join together and get Shake Ridge Ranch up and running was too enticing to pass up. Even the grandparents have come out of retirement to join the endeavor.
The next generation is already earning its stripes. From bottling our homemade wine since they were old enough to take direction to being the best vine workers around, they are a hard-working but fun-loving crew. And smart – their fresh young minds challenge the old-timers to rethink what’s always been done.