By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Los Angeles. I have the great pleasure of hosting a wine dinner at the very, very, very lovely Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach Tuesday evening. So I probably… Read More ›
Q: Did Gary Vaynerchuk just compare Ridge Geyserville to Big League Chew? A: Not exactly, but for what I imagine might be the first time ever, Big League Chew and Nerds both came up while discussing the 2006 Ridge… Read More ›
Natural Winemaking -or- Got The Natural Blues? Drink The Natural Reds! -or- The Chronicle Chronicles A Chronicle Of Natural Wines!
Jon Bonné wrote an excellent piece in the San Francisco Chronicle this past Sunday in which he discusses “natural” winemaking. It’s a fascinating topic, and of course a topic of great interest to those of us here at Ridge (Paul Draper in… Read More ›
A little message from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims September 2009 California Wine Month: Vintners and Growers Recognized for Agricultural Tradition and Contributions to the State Sacramento, Calif. — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared September… Read More ›
Lovely article in the paper the other day about wine producers in the Santa Cruz Mountains; if you’ve not been to our region, this article might just give you that final push! Very nice nod to Ridge as well. An… Read More ›
Wonderful Article About Petite Sirah (featuring our Dynamite Hill PS!) -or- A Fine Line On The Vine -or- Go Tell It On The Mountain!
For those of you interested in Petite Sirah, there is a wonderful article that was just written by Laurie Daniels for the Bay Area News Group (it ran in, among other publications, the San Jose Mercury News and The Contra… Read More ›
Quite recently, in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, there ran an article entitled “Alcohol Content Is A Spirited Topic.” I mention this because our very own Paul Draper is featured in said article (with photo!), sharing his views on the subject…. Read More ›
Amy Monroe is a serious and well-educated wine drinker. And in addition to being an esteemed member of the Ridge Monte Bello staff, she also writes a column on wine for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. AND, without any provocation… Read More ›
All of us here at RIDGE are very proud that our Monte Bello Vineyard has been awarded Vineyard of the Year by The California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, which is recognized as North America’s oldest wine competition. Paul Draper and Eric… Read More ›