There are few moments along a growing season’s viticultural timeline that generate the same kind of excitement as budbreak. Veraison, certainly. Harvest, of course. But budbreak comes first, and with it comes Spring, and accordingly, it occupies a uniquely symbolic place. In the… Read More ›
We are very proud and excited to announce that Paul Draper has been named the 2013 Winemakers’ Winemaker by the Institute of Masters of Wine! With this award, Paul joins Peter Sisseck of Dominio de Pingus and Peter Gago of Penfolds; illustrious company, to… Read More ›
Be The Winning Bid & Bob’s Yer Uncle! -or- David Gates In Oz! -or- This Trip Is Fair Dinkum! -or- Australia Tastes Ace! -or- Rhone Rangers, From San Francisco to Sydney!
David Gates is a great man. David Gates is our Vineyard Manager, and he is a great man. A great man managing great vineyards. David Gates is President on the Board of Directors for Rhone Rangers. Rhone Rangers is a… Read More ›
I just had the rather most lovely opportunity to prepare, taste and share a particularly singular line-up of Ridge wines … … Singular for a few reasons: –The new, not-yet-released 2010 Monte Bello Chardonnay –The new, only-just-bottled 2011 Lytton Springs –The… Read More ›
I was early, by intention. I wanted to absorb the air, the space, the mojo. Ghosts of Shamans past — silken-shadowed, proud and twirling — wove the naked canes with threads of dripping gossamer. In my car, the metal murmuring… Read More ›