Shelton Vineyards: winery information
Winemaker: Murphy Moore
Murphy began her wine industry journey in 1997 in Eugene, Oregon where she worked as a cellar master at Hinman Vineyards. Over the next five years, she continued to hone her winemaking skills and to assume greater responsibilities at Clos LaChance Wines as enologist and at Cloninger Cellars as its winemaker. Due to the owner’s desire to retire, Cloninger Cellars closed in 2003 giving Murphy the perfect opportunity to join the winemaking team at Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington, and to pursue her desire to craft big, bold Syrahs and Bordeaux-style blends.
Wines crafted by Murphy have received numerous awards and critical acclaim by top wine publications including a top 30 ranking by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Murphy’s “pioneering” spirit ultimately guided her to the Yadkin Valley and our Estate in 2005 where she continues to produce wines of distinction and uphold the tradition of excellence established here at Shelton Vineyards.
Annual Production: 30,000 cases
Grape Varieties Planted
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petit Verdot
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Syrah / Shiraz