We wanted to try out some new places on the wine trail. Especially some of the smaller, newer ones. Shepherdess fit the bill! When we walked in the door, we were greeted by Amber. Super friendly and knowledgeable. We happened to stop on a slow Tuesday early afternoon. This made for a better experience for us as it was like having a private tour. We sat on the patio and Amber gave us great insight and served some amazing dry white wines. There is a friendly dog "Maggie" that may be wandering about. She lives in the house by the soy field and will perform tricks (sit, paw etc.) for a pretzel. Glad we stopped! P.S. I almost forgot to mention the important part, they have great wines here!
I loved every wine I tasted, and this was only our second winery of the day so my palate wasn't misled. Maggie was a great bartender and companion on the patio. Staff were welcoming and knowledgeable.
My friends and I went over the weekend for a so called "wine tasting" We were met by an "aggressive sounding" yellow lab. We are dog people so we looked past it. We started our tasting and regardless of what we picked there was no description on the wine. My friend was given a sample of wine that was not on the list and he enjoyed it so he agreed on buying 3 bottles. We are now sitting down to enjoy it and it is not the same wine. It is undrinkable, smells like vinegar, and giving everyone heartburn. We wanted to support a small business and felt we were deceived by our purchase. Unfortunate.
Just visited shepardess and A) love Maggie the dog! B) the hosts are incredibly kind and helpful! Gave great recommendations for dinner! And C) we enjoyed the wine. Bought a gevertz! And the dryers red! Highly recommend!
An enjoyable stop for sure. Chatted with the staff and enjoyed learning about their wine making process. They are not a vineyard but do buy locally sourced area grapes. Went home with 2 bottles of red forager! Check them out!
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