March Madness

My boss is … shall we say … aware of college athletics. So March Madness means something to him.


He is not, on the other hand, a male European Hare. March Madness means something entirely different to a male European Hare.


And then there is working at Ridge, where March Madness means something altogether again.


Consider the events:

At Lytton Springs, not one but TWO concurrent weekends of Barrel Tasting!


Barrel Tasting @ Lytton Springs

 35th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekends

March 2-3 and March 9-10, 2013

11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

We are very excited to again be participating in the Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting weekends! This is a fantastic opportunity to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.


And at Monte Bello, the first of three Monte Bello Collector Events, the legendary Component Tasting!


Monte Bello Component Tasting

Date: 3/9/2013

Ridge Vineyards is happy to welcome Monte Bello Collector members to attend the first Assemblage event of 2013!

Saturday & Sunday March 9th & 10th


Monte Bello, Cupertino, CA

Please note that our Monte Bello Estate will be closed to all NON Monte Bello Collector members for this very special event.

Join us for our 12th annual Component Tasting on March 9th & 10th. This event is an exclusive opportunity for Monte Bello Collector members to meet the winemaking team and taste barrel samples of the separate varietal components. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to participate firsthand in the assemblage process and sample Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from the Monte Bello Vineyard.

This is also a great opportunity to pick up your 2010 Monte Bello (which was purchased in 2011) and experience the Monte Bello estate. We look forward to seeing you at this special event.

An RSVP is required and must be received by Thurs, Feb 28th. This event is for Monte Bello Collector members only (a total of 4 attendees per membership). To ensure availability to all Collector members, please RSVP for only one day. There is no fee to attend.


All of which makes for a fly slide into the next tier of our March intensities; meaning, consider the Membership offerings:

For the ATP tine of our fine vine trident, we’ve the March Seasonal:

-2008 Lytton Estate Syrah

-2010 Carmichael Zinfandel

-2009 Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel


And for the Zlist branch of the Big Z Tree, it’s the ring-a-ding bling of the Spring:

-2011 Geyserville

-2011 Paso Robles

-2011 East Bench


And for our Monte Bello Collector Members (those who began reserving allocations at the time this vintage was on offer) the new vintage of Monte Bello:

-2010 Monte Bello




No, definitely not THAT Madness. Try again.


Ok, WAY cooler, but still no. Madness.


Definitely not. Madness.


Yes, Madness.

Categories: Events & Photographs, Geyserville, Lytton Springs, Monte Bello, Special Offerings, Tasting Events/Opportunities, Tasting Rooms, Wine Clubs

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