Redlands 2016 Harvest
Another stellar year for the Tempanillo grapes. 
We picked 900 pounds more than the previous year.

Thanks to the families that helped pick this year: 
Fogleman's, Smith's, Murone's, Aballi's, Booth's and the Sherman's

Over the last several years Chuck and Karen have encouraged other Redlanders to plant grapes and try their hand at winemaking.  

We hope to share what we know and experience about the farming and winemaking experience.  

We anticipate others will be harvesting their Redlands and Yucaipa grapes 2017-2019 and trying their hand at winemaking.

Redlands 2014 Harvest Celebration


We harvested our 3rd Year Tempranillo grapes for the commercial production of wine Saturday August 23rd at 211 Elder Road, Redlands.  A small group of local Redlands natives participated in picking grapes and a champagne toast to the harvest.


Tempranillo is a Spanish red wine variety of grape, and one of two varieties planted at 211 Elder Road. Chuck and Karen Sherman (brother and sister) own the property they grew up in and planted the lower parcel in vines 3 years ago.

The other varietal planted, Sangiovese, an Italian wine grape, was harvested a few weeks Prior to the Temranillo harvest and has finished fermentation as a Rose wine.  It will continue to age in a steel tank for 6-12 months prior to bottling.  The wine is produced and bottled by Coyote Oaks Vineyards of Escondido, CA.  

Coyote Oaks Vineyards is a small micro boutique winery established in 2010 by Karen Sherman. 


GardenMasters Charles Sherman has teamed up with his sister ,Karen Sherman from Coyote Oaks Vineyards, to install new vineyards in the Redlands area. They have chosen a Sangiovese and Tempranillo grape for Phase One to withstand the high heat and desert-like influences of the area. (John Valenzuela/Staff Photographer)

Photographs by: John Valenzuela

Redlands Daily Facts - Staff Photographer

Vintners Plant Grapes in Redlands

Kristen Hwang, Correspondent