JAN. 19, 2022 - Carol Shelton Wines

NO HOST WINE RECEPTION 6:30 PM.  |  NO POTLUCK - Please eat before the meeting.





The Queen of Zinfandel


Carol has had a 45-year career in the wine industry. She was one of the first women to receive her BS in Enology from UC Davis in 1978. She worked for Robert Mondavi and at Buena Vista under Andre Tchelistcheff. As Winemaker for Windsor from 1981 - 2000, she was awarded the “Most Awarded Winemaker in America”, as well as “Winemaker of the Year” 4 times.


She and her husband Mitch Mackenzie formed Carol Shelton Wines in 2000. Wine Spectator chose her wines in “Top 100 Wines of the World” 4 times in 7 years. Her 2018 Old Vine Wild Thing Zin is #43 at Wine Spectator, with a 91 score.


We will be pouring:

  • Coquille Blanc2020: $27
  • Wild Thing Rose 2021: $19
  • Coquille Rouge 2020: $27
  • Monga Zin 2019: $28
  • Rocky Reserve Zin 2018: $40
  • Peaceland Zin 2017: $36
  • Florence Petite Sirah 2017: $40
  • Rockpile Reserve Cab Sauvignon 2015 or 2014: $50

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Our first local winery outing was held in September 2021. We visited local chapter members, Gianni Buonomo Vintners in Ocean Beach. 


Tastings were $15 per guest for sampling the 6 wines they will be pouring are Sangiovese, Barbera, and Blaufranchish. These wines are multi awarded across many competitions, and the winery is located the heart of Ocean Beach, making it a perfect stop while enjoying the sand.


We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next destination. Look in the Wine Lines Newsletter for details in upcoming issues.



San Diego Wine Guild Annual Camping Trip


A good time was had by one and all at the 2021 Annual Campout at Paso Picacho State Park.


Wine line up was stellar with a delicious potluck dinner both nights around a roaring campfire.


Saturday we had a day trip to Volcan Mountain Winery with live music overlooking the vineyard. We met up with more SDWG members for more food, wine and great conversations. Could not have asked for a better time. Fall was definitely in the air.