#Harvest2012 is very rapidly wrapping up; Monte Bello may be finished as soon as today! What occasioned all this sudden rapidity was the onset of very warm weather; suddenly, we couldn’t seem to pick fast enough. I had the chance… 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.
Jimsomare. Amongst friends, fans, followers, and family of Ridge Vineyards, the name is a resonant one. Jimsomare. The vineyard was originally planted by Pierre Klein, an Alsatian who came to California in 1875. In 1888, he purchased 160 acres on Monte Bello… Read More ›
Be you Creationist or Atheist; City Mouse or Country Mouse; Teetotaler or Three-total-er; Lapsed, Reformed, or Reborn; or Cynic, Ascetic, or Prophetic; be you the Science Guy or Our Lady of the Various Sorrows, it’s awful hard to deny the divine… Read More ›
As we close in on the beginnings of #Harvest2012 (‘Round and ’round and ’round she goes, when will she start? Nobody knows!), sampling becomes an ever-more earnest and vital business. With ever-increasing frequency and intensity, and with an ever-escalating sense… Read More ›
Picture Captain Kyle Theriot, high up in the crow’s nest of the good ship Monte Bello, –actually, Monte Bello viticulturist Kyle Theriot, high up in the cab of his truck– his tri-corner cocked jauntily against the brisk sea breezes, –actually, his… Read More ›