History rss

All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.

A Parade of Rarities …

A trio of us here at Ridge/Monte Bello were fortunate participants recently in an event of unexpected reverence, decadence, and untamed historical significance. It was a Saturday evening. The few scarves of sun that remained wrapped around the neck of the day had… Read More ›

Old Vine To Table

Monte Bello is a storied locale. There is no getting around it. It’s where Ridge began. The first vintage was 1962. It’s 2011 now. That’s a lot of years to be making wine, and a lot of years to be hosting people… Read More ›

Are You Experienced?

The sun has long since seceded from The Union of my Santa Cruz sky. Where once there were epaulets of gossamer light cascading down the low, shallow shoulders of my cloudscape, there is now only darkness; rivulets and epaulets, indigo… Read More ›