Welcome to Shippey Vineyards. We make big wines in small batches. Our family vineyards are tucked away in the hills above the Dry Creek Valley and they produce wines like no others. Our story is the 21st Century equivalent of an old tale about guys making wine in the hills. In the 1800s, farm families used bottom land for wheat, orchards and livestock and they planted their vines on the hillsides. They planted field blends of big fruit varietals like Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.

They may not have known at first how smart they were in the varietals they’d selected, or in taking advantage of the hillside sun exposure and limited groundwater to create grapes with intense concentrated flavors and delicious aromas. But they figured it out after a few harvests and today Dry Creek Valley reds are world-famous.
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A century-and-a-half later, we’ve updated their techniques a bit – we use tractors, not mules, and we back up our taste buds with scientific analysis. But the core idea remains; to plant the best vines in the best spots and to trust that great wines come from great vineyards. We chose Zinfandel and Petite Sirah because we believe they’re the right grapes for our vineyard and because they’re fun and accessible wines.

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