Coyote Oaks Vineyards
Winemaker - Karen Sherman
After graduating from Cal State University, Fullerton with a Biology degree, Karen pursued a career in the medical field. Karen recently retired from her 35 year medical career to pursue her passionate interest in winemaking.
Karen planted her vineyard in 2006 and started making wine as an amateur winemaker with purchased grapes. The first wine produced from the vineyards was in 2009.
During her years as an amateur winemaker, she received awards for her red wine entries in the Del Mar, Orange County and California State Fairs.
In 2007 awards for 2006 Nebbiolo, Del Mar - 5th
In 2008 awards for 2007 Sangiovese, Del Mar - 4th
In 2009 awards for 2008 Syrah, Orange County - Gold, Del Mar - Bronze
In 2009 awards for 2008 Montepulciano, Orange County - Bronze
In 2010 awards for 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, California State - 3rd
2010 Coyote Oaks Vineyards became a bonded winery