Ramona Ranch Winery in the News

2019

Ramona Ranch Helps Animals in Need – San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

Cruising along a twisty Ramona road, you might glimpse the silhouette of a rearing stallion with a stocky companion at its side. “People stop to take pictures of our ‘sculptures,’” says Teri Kerns, owner of Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery alongside her husband, Micole Moore.

“They are confused when the smaller one has disappeared as they drive back past the winery.” This is not a pastoral ghost story — just a goat trying to get quality time with a horse statue. “That’s why we called him Einstein,” Teri laughs. “He thinks the statue is his best friend.” (READ MORE)


A Dreamy Destination For A Day Trip – Only In Your State

Southern California may be known for its pristine beaches and sublime climate all year long, but it’s also getting a lot of attention these days as the go-to destination for a visit to wine country. And clearly, this local winery has contributed to the buzz.

Visit this hidden gem and you’ll find an award-winning winery located in a scenic setting surrounded by countryside, farm animals, and charm galore. Here’s a closer look at this rustic ranch and winery that is a dreamy destination for a day trip. (READ MORE)

 

2018

Ramona Ranch receives awards for its wines

Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery recently received awards for its wine from the Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and Tastings.com World Wine Championships.

In the 7th Annual Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, Ramona Ranch received silver medals for its 2012 Sangiovese Reserve and 2016 Chardonnay out of 772 wines from 137 wineries. The competition was judged at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and the Ramona Ranch wines will be among wines showcased in the 7th annual Toast of the Coast Wine Festival during the 2018 San Diego County Fair. (READ MORE)


2016 Oak Aged, Chardonnay, Monterey Review – Tastings.com

Golden straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of vanilla buttercream on pineapple cupcake and apple crumble with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, charming, easy finish with shades of nutskin, green apple butter on toast, and citrus spritzed melon with a suggestion of oak flavor. A nice mild Chardonnay sipper. (READ MORE)


Meet Teri Kerns of Ramona Ranch – SD Voyager Interview

Today we’d like to introduce you to Teri Kerns.

Teri: Originally from Oregon, we ended up in Ramona, after being stationed in and around San Diego, while Teri was on active duty with the US Navy. Building our vineyards, winery and ranch from scratch started around the same time grapes began being planted again in the Ramona Valley, which was designated as a federally recognized American Viticulture Area (AVA) in 2006. Located in the San Diego foothills, we soon discovered what wine grapes grew well, and what we personally enjoy, like Sangiovese, Viognior and Tannat. (READ MORE)

 

2017

Sip and Savor Your Way Through Southern California’s Wine Country – AAA

Ramona Valley is the county’s most nascent wine-growing region. “The first vines were planted here in the ’40s and ’50s, but no one got serious about it until 2000,” Teri Kerns, co-owner of Ramona Ranch Vineyard. About 30 miles away, Warner Springs is experiencing a similar dawning with a handful of wineries that make up the North Mountain Wine Trail. (READ MORE)


Vintners Walk on the Wild Side – Taste of California

Dreaming of a rural life in horse country, Teri Kerns and Micole Moore bought 10 acres in Ramona, just northeast of San Diego, in 2004.

Two years later, they planted their first grapevines and now operate the 1,000-case Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery, in the Ramona Valley AVA in Southern California. The couple are avid environmentalists and nature lovers, committed to farming in harmony with wildlife, and recently became Certified California Sustainable Winegrowers. (READ MORE)


Ramona Ranch: First Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Designee in County

Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery is the first in San Diego County to receive a Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation after meeting a comprehensive set of standards for “environmental stewardship, conservation of natural resources and socially equitable business practices” set by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA). (READ MORE)
 

2016

Award-winning Winemakers Recognized by Representative Duncan Hunter

Three award-winning Ramona Valley winemakers were presented recognition certificates from Representative Duncan Hunter at the monthly meeting of the Ramona Valley Vineyards Association (RVVA) on Tuesday, January 26th as an indication of the quality and growth of the winemaking industry in San Diego County. Duncan Hunter has represented San Diego County in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven years and is co-chair of the Congressional Wine Caucus. (READ MORE)


Chamber Announces Award Winners, Installs Officers

Ramona Chamber of Commerce launched 2016 by installing its new officers and directors and recognizing those who have contributed to the community at its Installation Dinner and Awards Gala Saturday night at Barona Resort. (READ MORE)

 

2015

Ramona Ranch Winery Estate Tannat wins Double-Gold

Tannat originates in the Basque region of France near the Pyrenees, ironically the same area our dog, Echo (a great Pyrenees) comes from. We fell in love with Tannat when we first tasted it on a trip to Amador County. Tannat is rarely planted in the US, but has moved from France to Uruguay, where it’s considered their National Grape. (READ MORE)


 

Proposed San Diego County law could change the meaning of ‘local’ wine

By the time this issue is settled, everyone is going to want a drink. But the question is whether that beverage will be a glass of red made by a boutique winery with grapes grown in San Diego County, or if that wine will come from a local business that trucks in bulk wine from around the world, puts it into bottles and sells it with its own name on the label. (READ MORE)

 

2014

Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery – Fine Magazine

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. (READ MORE)