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Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch

17029 Handlebar Road, Ramona, CA 92065, United States
Region: Ramona, CA, United States (760) 787-0779 http://ScaredyCatRanch.com/
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  • Year Established:
  • Winery Contact:
    Joe Cullen
  • Winemaker:
    Joe Cullen

About our winery:

Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch is a boutique winery located in the Ramona Valley Appellation in Ramona, California. The climate in Ramona is ideal for growing vinifera grapes, particularly well suited for red grapes. We are dedicated to producing small batches of premium wines crafted from our on-premise vineyard and occasionally some different varietals from local Ramona Valley grown grapes.Our on-premise grape varieties are: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. All our wines undergo cold soaking and primary fermentation in small macro bins where the caps are punched down at least twice daily. Then the must is pressed and put into 225 liter oak barrels where the wine completes its fermentation and undergoes malolactic fermentation.Our annual production is approximately 150 cases per year, give or take 10 cases, depending on the vineyard\'s production.

Three things to love about us:

You will meet the winemaker, as he will be pouring for you!!We have limited production of handcrafted wines, all from Ramona Valley AVA grapes.We also do a traditional sparkling wine, made in the traditional champenoise methode with grapes from Ramona.

What makes us unique:

We are considered one of the smallest estate wineries in southern California. Our annual production is limited to approximately 150 cases per year.NO SHINERS!! All wines made and bottled by owner, Joe Cullen, on premises. We are open by appointment only, so please call ahead.

Our awards:

We recently won BEST OF SHOW in the local Lum Eisenman Wine Competition out of 77 local wines.Please see our webite for the NUMEROUS awards, both currently, and over the years, for our award-winning wines!! ScaredyCatRanch.com Thank you for checking them out! We appreciate it your support!!

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Please check our site for updated days and hours. No appointment necessary.

  • Casual
  • Good For Groups
  • Hidden Gem
  • Has A View
  • Rustic
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Run
  • Small & Quaint
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Malbec
  • Petit Verdot
  • Tempranillo
  • Blends
  • Barrel Sampling
  • Outdoor Area
  • Private Tasting
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Picnic Sites
  • Ability to Purchase Wine



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