McMANIS FAMILY VINEYARDS, RIPON, CA
Surrounded by lush vineyards, the McManis Family Vineyards winery is located on a 40-acre site near the town of Ripon, in California’s abundant northern interior. Constructed in 1998, the large-capacity winery is dedicated to producing high quality wines with “small winery” methods.
Considered “petite” compared to the size of other facilities in the area, the winery is designed for small lot wine production, though it maintains an extensive stainless steel fermentation and storage capacity. As grapes arrive at the winery, they are introduced to two state-of-the-art grape receiving stations outfitted with Delta Stemmer-Crushers and Bucher presses; the receiving hoppers are equipped with mechanisms designed to slow the intake of grapes, gently handling the incoming fruit. All grapes for McManis Family Vineyards are received at the Ripon facility where our winemaker ensures proper care of the fruit—a necessity for producing quality wines.