Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery
When Micole Moore and Teri Kerns moved to Ramona, they knew they wanted to live the agricultural lifestyle—horses, orchards, gardens, along with learning to make wine.
When Micole Moore and Teri Kerns moved to Ramona, they knew they wanted to live the agricultural lifestyle—horses, orchards, gardens, along with learning to make wine. The couple’s first vineyard went in, and by 2005 they were making small batches of wine from locally-sourced grapes, attending classes, and entering wine competitions—accumulating many amateur winemaking medals. In 2009, their Zinfandel won “Best of Show Red” at the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. With more than 4,200 wines competing, from every state and several countries, the win was very significant.
“That was the moment we decided to go professional,” said Teri. “It was the sign we needed to start pursuing our dream of turning our hobby into a small home business—while keeping our day jobs, of course.” “It takes more than one job to launch a winery!” Micole added.
Soon after, they established Ramona Ranch as a bonded commercial winery, the name honoring their hobby ranch—the tasting terrace opened in January 2013. The design for the labels feature a ranch, cowboy theme, incorporating photos of the couple and friends, riding horses in and around the community of Ramona.
Micole and Teri invite guests to join them on their journey, to learn more about wine, and to share their handcrafted, artisan wines.
“I can’t promise you a perfect setting,” Teri said. “But I can promise that you’ll meet genuine people whose efforts are responsible for every step in the process to make the wine you drink. You may just fall in love with Ramona—just as we have.”
In addition to the wine-making community, Micole and Teri are active with the Ramona Valley Vineyards Association, where Micole serves as President. They also enjoy the local equestrian scene in Ramona, riding with fellow winemakers and friends often. Moreover, they helped launch the Ramona Valley Wine Region magazine with publisher Dave Billick, following the emerging wine community of San Diego County, the fastest growing wine region in California.
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