Paul Draper

2015 Harvest Report

2015 Vintage – Monte Bello Winery The vines enjoyed a growing season gentler than the prior three. Although short on rainfall—and a continuation into the fourth year of drought—there was some rain in late spring. Cover crops, crucial for providing… Read More ›

An Agreement Worth the Wait

Early this year, Ridge completed a land exchange with the Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District—an arrangement first proposed by the District some forty years ago. The complex agreement grants Ridge agricultural rights, in perpetuity, to forty-two acres of former Monte… Read More ›