Young’s is one of the first vineyards you come to after turning onto Shenandoah Road in Plymouth. Over the years they have become an essential stop for a growing group of enthusiastic fans of their celebrated Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese and Barbera. Young’s also offers a superb Roussanne. “Young’s Barbera is best in class,” says Rocklin landscape designer Scott Jardine. “All their wines are top drawer – they rival anything out of the Napa Valley.” Scott and several of his friends have been making annual jaunts to Shenandoah Valley to buy their favorite Young’s wine by the case.
When they purchased the Property in 1992, there was an operating winery producing 1,000 cases of wine with seven acres of grapes. Today, production has increased to 6,000 cases and the place has expanded to 30 acres, including 10 acres of lawns, gardens and picnic grounds surrounding a tranquil pond. In this year’s “Best of Summer” special section, the Sacramento Bee named Young’s the Number One picnic area in the entire greater Sacramento area!
The beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Amador County is one of the oldest non-Spanish farming communities in California. The easy gold found early during the Gold Rush soon was exhausted and the miners realized that their fortune would more likely be made in a more traditional manner – farming. Grapes were planted as early as the 1850s and the valley’s reputation for “liquid gold” has been growing since.
This vineyard will be the venue for a great smooth jazz event. Superstars of Smooth Jazz shining for the stars of FEAT. Rock’in the Vineyard 2012 presents Steve Oliver and the Producers Paul Brown and Darren Rahn. Visit this vineyard Saturday June 16, 2012 for a great feast!
Young’s Vineyard, 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669