SHONE FARM WINERY
Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm Winery is a premium commercial winery and educational facility in the heart of the Russian River Valley American Viticultural Area. We craft small-lot vintages from our sustainably-farmed estate vineyards. Our wines exemplify the unique terroir of our incredible soil and microclimate in the Russian River Valley.
Our award-winning Shone Farm Wines are produced by our consulting winemaker Mark Stupich (formerly of Kenwood Vineyards), with assistance from students in the Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Program. Shone Farm Wines are made from the same high-quality, estate-farmed Russian River Valley grapes sold to notable wineries such as Francis Ford Coppola, Korbel, Hanna, Sonoma Cutrer, and La Crema.
Established in 2008 by visionary educators and Sonoma County wine industry luminaries, Shone Farm Winery is still one of only 3 bonded wineries operating in the California community college system. All proceeds from the sale of Shone Farm Wine are reinvested into the educational goals of the winery. By supporting Shone Farm Winery you are supporting the next generation of Sonoma County winemakers and viticulturists.
Shone Farm Wine is also carried locally by Oliver’s Markets and sold by the glass at the SRJC Culinary Café, Rustic Restaurant at Coppola Winery, and at Drake’s Sonoma Coast Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge.
HANDS-ON STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
The SRJC Wine Studies Program is a comprehensive program covering production, analysis, sensory evaluation, marketing and sales. Students have the opportunity to be involved in the harvest, work on the crush pad, and assist during fermentation and all the other technical aspects of winemaking that follow. Business-oriented students assist with the marketing and sale of Shone Farm wine, including label design, production of promotional materials, and experience with all three major sales channels.
In addition to commercial production, the 91-acre Shone Farm vineyard also supports a dedicated block of grapes for student instruction. Students in the Viticulture Program spend time in the vineyard involved in various tasks: monitoring for pests and diseases, performing canopy management assessments, making crop projections, and pruning selected blocks.
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