I left the world of “strict” wine retail, in which I worked as a wine buyer, to work directly for a vineyard for one reason, and one reason only; I wanted to be closer to the production side of the… Read More ›
Dateline: September 23rd. Location: Monte Bello. Occasion: The arrival of the first Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to the winery! And thanks to Agent Sean Yamomoto, you can see the action live on video, or captured for the ages in stills! http://www.ridgewine.com/wholesale/pages/2009-conveyor-4.tml… 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 ›