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Featured Interview with Dick Keenan of Overland Wines and Kick Ranch

June 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Featured Interview with Dick Keenan of Overland Wines and Kick Ranch

Uncorked Monthly will be conducting a featured interview with Dick Keenan on Monday, June 27, 2016. We can’t wait to share his story with you guys!


About Overland Wines

My wife Kathy McNamara and I make Overland wines from our Kick Ranch vineyard in Sonoma County.   We grow and sell small lots of ultra premium grapes to select wineries in Sonoma and Napa, California.  Overland’s mission is to make bold, flavorful wines that show why the Kick Ranch vineyard is a source for extraordinary wines.

Overland’s name and labels honor the spirit of discovery and risk taking that marked the Nineteenth Century Westward Migration in America.  Kick Ranch was first settled by a pioneer family that walked overland almost 2000 miles on the western trails that began on the Missouri River near Omaha, Nebraska.  They walked across America to start a new life, and they bought the land we now farm.  By 1875, those pioneers had planted 25 acres of vineyards.  Over the years, whether due to Prohibition or changes in fortune, the vines disappeared.  As it turns out, we didn’t plant Kick Ranch, we restored it to a purpose and focus first set over 125 years earlier.

Ten years after our first harvest, we released our first Overland wines.  In creating a label and the Overland brand, we wanted to honor not only the pioneers who journeyed so far but all who work hard at whatever they do and bring effort and optimism to all that they do.

So we make “Wines of Effort, Promise and Optimism.”  We make our wines for wine enthusiasts and in particular those interested in a unique Sonoma County wine experience – by offering visits to Kick Ranch for unique tastings and events and by also promoting the talented winemakers who also make Kick Ranch vineyard designated wines.

Kick Ranch – a premier Sonoma County vineyard

Kick Ranch is in Sonoma County’s Rincon Valley, northeast of Santa Rosa, California.  Its hillside site is on the western side of the northern flank of Spring Mountain, which separates Sonoma and Napa Counties. Kick Ranch grows premium grapes for a select group of winemakers, whose wines are defined by effort, promise and optimism, like Kick Ranch itself.

With a very fortunate site for grape growing and meticulous farming, our goal is to be the “reference point” vineyard for Sauvignon Blanc and Rhone wine grapes grown in Northern California for passionate winemakers committed to making extraordinary wines.










June 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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