A Ranch In Wine Country: Dry Finish

When Teri Kerns and Micole Moore moved to Ramona, California in 2004, just north of San Diego, they knew they wanted to live an agricultural lifestyle, but were not sure what exactly what that would be. “I knew I wanted to raise chickens and pumpkins, and of course, have a horse, all of which I’d been lucky enough to do as a child growing up near the Oregon coast,” said Teri. “I saw a notice for a meeting of the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA) and went. What a warm and welcoming group.” Soon after attending the RVVA meeting, the couple found themselves helping with the local grape harvest. And in January 2006, the couple celebrated with the group when Ramona was designated as its own American Viticultural Area (AVA). Located approximately 35 miles northeast of San Diego, California, the Ramona Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) was approved in January 2006. The area is home to more than 50 commercial vineyards covering over 60 acres and 16 bonded wineries. By 2008 Teri and Micole were making their own small batches