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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Taste of the Ranch

A couple weeks ago my family and I were lucky enough to spend a Saturday afternoon at one of my favorite events - A Taste of the Ranch - a wine event in the vineyard at Shake Ridge Ranch just outside of Sutter Creek.

Shake Ridge Ranch is only a couple miles down the road from where we are building our new house. My husband, Dusty, did some tractor work for the Kraemer family when they were first developing the vineyard. I love this event because it is so relaxing. You are able to stroll through the vineyard - wine glass in hand - tasting different wines right where the grapes are grown.

They even have root beer "tasting" for the kids - which Jack and Emma loved!

Em was having a great time spilling her root beer down the front of her shirt!

My little cowboy.

My Dad actually set these giant boulders up in an overgrown cairn of sorts when he was doing some backhoe work at the ranch. The family loved them and they have been there ever since!

The wine is bottled under the label Yorba Wines and is absolutely delicious! The Tempranillo is my favorite. You can find more information or purchase their wines at YorbaWines.com

I love this section of old fence next to an old oak tree.

We arrived a little late to the event so Dusty and the kids were rummaging around for the cheese and crackers. This old barn is where we tasted the Shake Ridge Red - and the Bucking Rootbeer from Jackson Hole, WY. A great wine and Jack's favorite root beer!

I love all the woodpecker holes in this old post.

It was pretty overcast that day but the vineyard was still beautiful!

Jack is growing up so fast - but not too fast - it's root beer in the bottle!

Our family rarely spends a Saturday afternoon relaxing. We are usually working - either Dusty's on a job or I'm at the shop. It was a great day to be together enjoying the beautiful area we are fortunate to call home - I hope you enjoyed it too!


  1. I love days spent with the family. ~ I did a post about your shop today. There is a cute pic of your son and his friend. Have a good day! Terry

  2. It looks like a wonderful part of the world to be in. These family days out are special. Have a great weekend. Love your new header, love Linda x

  3. Aimee this is a great post! Love the pictures of the kids. Looks like a great place to spend the day with family, you captured the experience well with your camera. You work so hard it is nice to hear about you enjoying some family time ~ now get back to work Ha! ❤ Jacque