I drive from Santa Cruz to our mountain everyday, and yes, it is a long, strange trip; one sees many, many microclimes en route. That said, there was a certain uniform tonality to the timbre of the morning on this,… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
There are few moments along a growing season’s viticultural timeline that generate the same kind of excitement as budbreak. Veraison, certainly. Harvest, of course. But budbreak comes first, and with it comes Spring, and accordingly, it occupies a uniquely symbolic place. In the… Read More ›
There are four people from whom I learned what it means to be a man in this world. What it means to be a man, and how to be a man. One of them is imaginary: Rick, from the movie… Read More ›
Yes, our Lytton Springs & Monte Bello Tasting Rooms are open this Easter Sunday. (11am-4pm) No, we will not be offering Palate-Cleanser Peeps. Yes, our staff will be prepared to offer expert suggestions on wines to pair with Easter dinner…. Read More ›
Today is Friday. Thus, a week from today is First Friday. Thus, a week from today is the first opportunity for members and their guests to enjoy a sampler of new spring releases in their “official” New Release raiment. On… Read More ›
Greetings everyone, and welcome to another week of #VineWatch13! Things are beginning to get exciting for our vines; on the mountain, we’ve actually begun to see a few buds popping out! Nothing yet for our friend over in the cab… Read More ›
Desuetude during Prohibition: The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney chronicles The Long, Strange Trip of Ridge Vineyards, Paul Draper, & Silicon Valley
Our man in Manhattan has been Paul Draper himself. Just last week, none other than Daniel Johnnes — the esteemed wine director of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group — hosted a dinner for Paul at Restaurant Daniel. The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney was there… Read More ›
We don’t do a great many events in any given year up here on our mountain, so when we do stage them, we try to thoroughly imbue them with all the passion and gravitas our four-sizes-that-day wine-hearts can muster. Our… Read More ›
The Knights Of The Ridge Table Ride A Plumed Horse Into The Culinary Kingdom -or- Winemaker Dinner at The Plumed Horse, Tonight!
Two great artisan enterprises: The Plumed Horse & Ridge Vineyards. Two great craftspeople: Chef Peter Armellino & Winemaker Eric Baugher. One great night. Tonight. Dig this: Smoked Wild Salmon tomato fondue tartlette, caviar creme friache 2011 Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay ~ Day… Read More ›