My recent post on Essence wines elicited a few rather specific queries, so I thought I’d just do a quick post to try and speak to them; in all cases, it was necessary that I speak to Paul Draper, so… Read More ›
Things have been very exciting up here at the Monte Bello winery; just days before harvest is due to commence, the finishing touches on a ten-year labor of love are being applied. Eric Baugher, our VP of winemaking here at… 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 ›
If you’re the sort (and I know you are!) who’d be interested in hearing David Gates (our truly wondrous vineyard manager) discussing beneficial insects while traipsing through our rather lovely Geyserville vineyards, then this is just the video for you!
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 ›
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 ›
Here’s a few questions for you: -Have you ever wondered what Integrated Pest Management is? -Have you ever thought about Agro-Oenology? -Have you ever wondered what mealybugs and the band Survivor have in common? -Can you spell Cryptolaemus Montrouzieri, and did… Read More ›