Eric Baugher at Soif Wine Bar in Santa Cruz!

For those of you in the Santa Cruz, California area, and/or those wishing/willing to travel there for a truly fantastic event, I’d like to alert you to the following:

(from the website of Soif Wine Bar & Merchants)

Saturday, August 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM – A special tasting of the wines of Ridge Vineyards, including the iconic Monte Bello, with Ridge Winemaker Eric Baugher.

Ridge is one of the greatest producers in all of California. Their zinfandels, from ancient vineyards throughout California, are highly celebrated. The Chardonnay, produced from vineyards high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, are shamelessly glorified in the popular wine press. And their signature wine, Monte Bello – a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petite verdot from old vineyards high on Monte Bello Ridge – is to this taster, the greatest wine of its type made in California. 
Eric Baugher is Vice President for Winemaking at Ridge and oversees all day-to-day production activities at Ridge’s Santa Cruz Mountains facility. He grew up on a small ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains and studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Santa Cruz. Eric will present a wide assortment of Ridge wines including the 2005 Monte Bello. 
Seating is limited and by reservation only. We expect this event to sell out very quickly. The price is a very modest $20/person. Contact Luke at or 423-2020 for reservations.

Categories: Events, Monte Bello, Viticultural Salmagundi

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