In honor of Harvest 2012’s successful completion, Ridge Vineyards is staging a very special Post-Harvest Celebration Tasting at our Monte Bello Estate, on November 10th and 11th, at 1pm each day. This unique tasting experience will feature: —A brief talk… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Every year we throw a harvest party, in honor of the completed season. It’s essentially an internal happening, and it’s quite an affair, to say the least. A great deal of the event focus goes on the vineyard teams and their… Read More ›
As the intensities of Harvest begin to fade into the now-falling rains, time affords a new exhilaration of contemplation; time to think, to ponder, to reflect … Time to sort through a furor of chronicle for the esoterica that slipped through un-memorialized… Read More ›
Grapedate 10.20.12. Final Crush. Monte Bello Winery. – With today’s arrival of viognier, zinfandel, and petite sirah, we officially come to Final Crush at the Monte Bello Winery. Uva no mas.
It’s all of.18 acres, but it’s a block of great significance. .18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1949. The last .18 acres of Monte Bello to be harvested. As The Knoll Goes, So The Whole Goes. Meaning, for Monte… Read More ›
#Harvest2012 is very rapidly wrapping up; Monte Bello may be finished as soon as today! What occasioned all this sudden rapidity was the onset of very warm weather; suddenly, we couldn’t seem to pick fast enough. I had the chance… Read More ›
Of the four Historic Vineyards on Monte Bello, the Rousten Ranch is probably the least-known experientially, and the most mercurial reputationally. Nestled between Jimsomare (well-known amongst Ridge aficionados for producing legendary Cabernet and very-limited-production pre-Prohibition Zinfandel) and the old Torre property (currently… Read More ›