What is Global Zinfandel Day? Global Zinfandel Day is a worldwide celebration of the Zinfandel grape variety, intended to give Zinfandel lovers around the globe a platform to express their passion for Zinfandel. As part of the festivities, Ridge Vineyards is extending special one-cent… Read More ›
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GLOBAL ZINFANDEL DAY: SPECIAL OPEN APPOINTMENTS at MONTE BELLO 11/19/10! In honor of Global Zinfandel Day, Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Tasting Room is pleased to announce a day of Open Tasting Appointments on Friday, November 19th, during which we’ll be showcasing… Read More ›
There are few things in the world more visually stunning than a vineyard in the mercurialy pathos-laden clutches of autumn. Autumn in and of itself seems perennially notable for the broodingly poetic emotions it evokes, from the compellingly beautific and austere brilliances of Basho’s… Read More ›
Ridge Vineyards maintains a pretty small staff roster overall, and accordingly, we’re a many-hatted lot. This means we all go on the stump at some point, spreading the viticultural message, preaching the oenophilic word, evangelicizing the gospel of the grape. Given the conventions… Read More ›
Well, it’s only the second weekend of our special new Monte Bello Library Tasting, so we’re still in the early pleasurable throes of learning, re-learning, discovering and re-discovering these vintages (1994, 1992, 1992, in 375ml), but I thought I’d give… Read More ›
To me, it’s like a chant, a hymn to the divine. The drone of a low D string, the hum of Uilleann pipes. A numerical mantra, viticultural sutra. The relentless march of an Underwood’s clacking keys, the thump-tom-thump-tap-slide of a walking doghouse bass…. Read More ›