THIS STORY BEGINS IN 1967 when Ridge founder, Dave Bennion, knocked on the Dusi’s front door and asked to buy 5 tons of grapes from the vineyard that was planted in 1923. Benito’s parents, Sylvester and Caterina Dusi immigrated to… Read More ›
All things Zinfandel, and/or blends based on Zinfandel.
As you may have read, this was our earliest start to the zinfandel harvest on record. Given that we have 52 years of experience with the varietal, that is most certainly a notable detail. So it should come as no… Read More ›
#Harvest2015 has started here at Ridge and it is the earliest we’ve ever picked zinfandel over our five decade history with the grape (our first zinfandel was in 1964). The dry, warm weather we had from February through April led… Read More ›
In 2000, Ridge was fortunate to procure a lease on property just above our Lytton Springs vineyard. This benchland jewel had been planted to grapes before Prohibition, but abandoned for the rest of the twentieth century, and used as pasture…. Read More ›