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 ›
We now have Geyserville fruit at Monte Bello, and by that you know that #Harvest2012 is most definitely ON! And what a delivery of fruit it was! I can personally testify that the old-vine Carignane that came in was some of the… Read More ›
Greetings all! Behold the skinny on that of which I wish to ensuingly speak: What: Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting When: Sunday, September 23rd, 1pm Where: Ridge Vineyards/Monte Bello That’s right, the next edition of the Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting… Read More ›
No Latitude For Platitude In The Attitude Of Gratitude -or- Thank You For Attending Our Fall Release Event at Monte Bello!
For us here at Monte Bello, the celebration is a wrap. The wines poured, the bottles emptied. The pizzas cooked, the pizzas eaten. The music played, the songs completed. The smiles, the handshakes, the hugs. All wrapped up now. And… 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 ›
#CabernetDay is but a mere few days away, and I’ve got the Lady of the Lavender Mist on my mind. I may be in the minority with this sentiment, but to me, Cabernet is a nighttime grape; Cabernet Nocturne. And Monte Bello is the Duke… Read More ›