Welcome to Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery
Located in beautiful Ramona, California, known as the Valley of the Sun, Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery is a small, family-owned and operated winery specializing in limited production of handcrafted fine wines from our estate-grown Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvedre, Muscat Canelli, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Zinfandel. Our vineyards are located on 43 acres of picturesque and sunny vally at 1500 ft elevation. Our microclimate is perfect for growing red wine grapes and dry-farming. Hot long summer days and cool nights product beautifully ripe fruits with deep intense flavors.
Come visit us and join our family!
Mahogany Mountain Family members get:
- A 20% discount on all case purchases (mixed cases ok) with higher discounts available on larger purchases
- A 10% discount on all merchandise purchases or on a single bottle of wine
- Our newsletter, which includes recipes and winemaker's tasting notes
- And more!
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Check out our process below
We gently pick our wine grapes by hand with help from our family, friends and volunteers when the wine grapes reach our desired Brix level. Harvest time is a special time in our vineyards, full of family, energy and excitement of welcoming another vintage. We would have several harvest “parties” to entice our volunteers who would help us harvest our grapes. We would reward their time and sweat with a harvest feast of catered food and, of course, wines!
As soon as the grapes are harvested, we immediately transport them from the vineyards to our crush pad and sort through the grapes, throwing out leaves and grape bunches that are under-ripe or not meeting our standard and crush them using a small crusher/destemmer.
Gentle grape harvesting and careful processing of the ‘Must’ (Crushed Grapes) proceed the all-important primary fermentation and hand punch down of the ‘Cap’.
The pressing begins once the winemaker determines the timing is right. We use the traditional ratchet press which allows us to ‘Feel’ the pressure being applied and helps us time the endpoint, so not too much tannins are extracted.
We put the new wine into small American or French white oak barrels after completion of the racking when it becomes clear of sedimentation. We age our wines anywhere from 12 months to 24 months on the average, depending on the types of wines and the age of the barrel.
Bottling is another highly energized activity at our winery. We usually have a bottling “party”. Thanks to Marathon Bottling Service from Temecula, we actually look forward to the bottling day.
We normally age our bottled wines from 12 months to 24 months depending on the varietals.