Spring is such a remarkable time of year. The world around us is waking up from its seasonal slumber. Trees and plants are in bloom and the hillsides are lush, for the first time in several years, with thick, green… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
With the 2012 vintage of Monte Bello, Ridge celebrates fifty years of fine winemaking. When, in 1969, I was offered the opportunity to become Ridge winemaker, the partners opened their ‘62 and ‘64 Monte Bellos for me to taste. One… Read More ›
I’ve always been fascinated by the dichotomy between Ridge’s patient evolution over the last half century contrasted against Silicon Valley’s meteoric rise over that same period. For those that may not be familiar with our history, Ridge was founded by… Read More ›
Our very lovely colleagues to The North (i.e. Lytton Springs) recently paid a very welcome visit to Monte Bello, and with the much-appreciated contributions of Eric Baugher (VP of Winemaking/Monte Bello), David Gates (VP of Vineyard Operations) and Kyle Theriot… Read More ›
The Annual Monte Bello Collector Component Tasting ~ On behalf of all who here at Ridge/Monte Bello, to all who attended this most special of annual events, we say thank you! Thank you Wine Gods … … thank you Weather… Read More ›