Welcome to Raptor Ridge Winery
Founded in 1995 by winemaker Scott Shull, Raptor Ridge Winery gets its name from the many families of raptors— red-tailed hawks, kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks, and owls—that share the winery’s 27-acre estate.
The estate vineyard is named “Tuscowallame,” the indigenous word for “place where the owls dwell.” It’s a fitting name, not only for the raptors that make the vineyard their home, but for those that are released here following rehabilitative treatment by local raptor rescue foundations.
The relationship between the winery and the raptors is a symbiotic one. As the winery provides a haven for these beautiful creatures, the raptors in turn serve as protectors of the vineyard, aiding the winegrower in the battle against tunneling varmints and migratory birds that damage the vines and eat the ripe grapes at harvest.
A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold supports iSalud!, a non-profit healthcare program for vineyard workers and their families.