The Shackteau Winery was forged when four friends from two families, the Cremas and McEnerys, decided to rekindle their youthful relationships by starting a winery to share their love of wines. “Shackteau” is the self-deprecating moniker given to their Santa Cruz “chateau,” a small, converted, and delapidated one-car garage they used to spend their summer nights together, a club house,

where they shared stories, laughed, and watched scary movies into the wee hours of the morning, never realizing that it was the germination of a great, future winery.

Shackteau Winery is a modern winery in the truest sense of the word – our grapes are harvested from the best, small production appellations in Northern California, chosen for their unique character profiles and taste.

Some stand proudly on their own, as in our Oakville Cabernet sauvignon, and some are chosen for their ability to blend well with others, like our CsM, a tasteful blend of our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and our St. Helena Swig merlot.




Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Franc CSM – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Blend.


Morgan McEnery
John P. McEnery V
Matthew Crema
Andrew Crema
Antonio Crema

2018 is going to be a very exciting year for Shackteau Winery. We are close to choosing the location for our tasting room and we will begin construction on our Santa Cruz winery, which will house all of our production and feature weekly cookouts, bands, and special occasion parties.