Shale Oak Winery

Enjoy sustainably-farmed, estate-grown wines crafted within our GOLD LEED and SIP certified winery.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    With a keen eye on sustainability in every facet of our business, and adhering to the belief that form follows function, Shale Oak Winery was built by a carefully crafted team. The group synergistically came together to plan, plant and build a vineyard, winery and tasting room that would have next to zero impact on the surrounding environment.

    We have two vineyards, totaling a little over 70 acres. Both are farmed using sustainable practices, with careful attention paid to energy efficiency, water cleanliness and conservation, safe pest management and wild habitat preservation. Our GOLD LEED and SIP Certified Tasting Room, open since October 2011, showcases our limited-production, high-quality wines; the result of our holistic vision.
  • Vineyard Details
    • Trellis Type: haed-pruned and trellised
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: mostly dry-farmed
    • Soil Types: limestone, calcareous, shale
    • Harvest Method: Hand-picked in cool hours of the early morning
  • Press & Accolades

    Accolades

    • 2016 Shale Oak Winery Albarino, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, BEST Albarino, GOLD & 92 points
    • 2019 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, 2022 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition, Gold, 90 Points
    • 2018 Shale Oak Winery CHI, 2021 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition, Gold, 91 Points
    • 2018 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, 2021 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition, Double Gold, 95 Points
    • 2018 Shale Oak Winery Syrah, 2021 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition ‚Äč, Double Gold, 95 Points
    • 2019 Shale Oak Winery Syrah , Sunset International Wine Competition, Double Gold
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Gold, 92 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Gold, 92 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Best of Class, Gold, 93 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery KU, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Best of Class, Double Gold, 98 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Syrah, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Platinum Score, Best of Class, Double Gold, 100 Points
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ka, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, GOLD & 90 points
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, BEST Petit Verdot, DOUBLE GOLD & 95 points
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, BEST Grenache, DOUBLE GOLD & 94 points
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache Blanc, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2016 Shale Oak Winery Albarino, San Francisco International Wine Competition, GOLD & 90 points
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ku, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Chi, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, BEST OF CLASS
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ka, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, BRONZE
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, BEST OF CLASS
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache Blanc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2016 Shale Oak Winery Albarino, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, GOLD
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ku, San Francisco International Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ka, San Francisco International Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Chi, San Francisco International Wine Competition, DOUBLE GOLD & 97 Points
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, San Francisco International Wine Competition, BRONZE
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, San Francisco International Wine Competition, BRONZE
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache Blanc, San Francisco International Wine Competition, GOLD & 92 Points