At the rate we’re going, seats for our very special Post-Harvest Celebration Tasting at Monte Bello will be fully booked by end-of-day tomorrow, so if you’re still on the fence, now’s the time to leap! If you’ve not yet read… Read More ›
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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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Perhaps you’ve read Part I. (located here.) But perhaps the answer still eludes you. You’ve received a clue: The Winemaker’s Ring is not ALL that happens twice … But still, the mystery unsolved. – The wines: 2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot… Read More ›
What if I were to say to you, here is a group of wines: 2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot 2010 Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch Zinfandel 2010 Ridge Vineyards Ponzo Zinfandel 2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2004 Ridge Vineyards Oltranti Zinfandel 2006 Ridge Vineyards… Read More ›
Zin. Bin. Zin in Bin. Zin is in the Bin. Zin is In! – The 2nd of October was a momentous day in the history of #Harvest2012. On this day, the first Zinfandel came in from the Lytton Springs vineyards!… Read More ›
#Harvest2012. Go Grape Gondola, Go! In which I fulfill a lifelong fantasy; to ride a grape gondola up a mountain. – – #Harvest2012. Feel it.
“Hand-Crafted.” It’s a phrase we hear and see all the time. It’s both a potent marketing term, and a resonant concept. The terms suggests old-fashioned attention-to-detail, and a tradition-based respect for craft. It is a de facto affirmation of quality. By definition, it means… Read More ›