Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch is a small boutique estate winery located in the Ramona Valley AVA, Ramona, California…..home to over 35 wineries!! Free winery maps on our outdoor covered patio. Our estate varietals are Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. No appointment is necessary unless you want to reserve a table. Just give us a call with a date, time and number in your party. We will get back to you with a confirmation the day that you call. Our patio season for 2021, starts Halloween weekend, October 30th and 31st from 1 to 4 pm. After this opening, we will be open the 2nd and 4th weekends of each month from 1 to 4 pm. We will remain open until we run out of wine, usually NLT March, with your kind support! Please join us to taste our award winning estate wines made right here at the ranch….. grown, produced and bottled by Joe Cullen, winemaker/owner, who will be pouring for you. He would be happy to talk wine, anytime!!! Call 760-787-0779. ScaredyCatRanch.com.
Thank you for your support and Happy Wine Trails to you!!
Our goal is to produce full-bodied, vineyard-driven wines that are true to their varietal character. Although the current industry trend is to move toward lighter, “easy-drinking” wines, there is still a place in our hearts for big, full-bodied red wines! This is a goal, but not always the end result. Tradition and dogma are important, but so are innovation, creativity, and variety. We are still waiting to see what the “previously-avocado-grove” terroir produces in the long run, but the aim to produce enjoyable and hopefully complex wines from great grapes grown with TLC.
Rules? Who needs rules? Weather and other factors are usually beyond our control, so we work with what he have! It’s definitely a work in progress and we hope you get a chance to share in the “fruits” of our labors. Cheers!