News From Ridge Vineyards

Ridge's Monte Bello (Mercury News)

March 24, 2015 2:19 PM
Ridge's Monte Bello (Mercury News)Mercury News wine writer Laurie Daniel recently tasted several vintages of Monte Bello and had another opportunity at the Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest in Carmel. Here's an excerpt from her article published 23 March 2015: "Napa Valley has becom... [More]

A Thirsty Pilgrim's Trip to Ridge Monte Bello in Cupertino (SF Chronicle)

March 18, 2015 2:44 PM
A Thirsty Pilgrim's Trip to Ridge Monte Bello in Cupertino (SF Chronicle)  On 18 March 2015, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné writes about a recent barrel tasting event he attended. Here's an excerpt of his interview with winemaker Paul Draper: “You should see if your piece of land, or wher... [More]

What a Wine Label Won't Tell You (Food & Wine)

February 25, 2015 10:56 AM
What a Wine Label Won't Tell You (Food & Wine)In the March 2015 issue of Food & Wine magazine, Megan Krigbaum writes about wine labels and interviews Paul Draper. Even as food-labeling laws become more stringent, winemakers face no legal requirements to reveal the ingredients in each bottle... [More]

One Man’s Quest to Reveal What’s Actually in Your Favorite Wines (Wired)

July 8, 2014 11:02 AM
One Man’s Quest to Reveal What’s Actually in Your Favorite Wines (Wired)On 8 July 2014, Wired features an article by Christopher Null about wine ingredient labeling and how Paul Draper is spearheading this topic. "Consumers have largely been left in the dark about what’s really inside the bottle. Not everyone is ... [More]

Top 100 Wines of 2013 features Ridge 2010 Monte Bello (SF Chronicle)

December 3, 2013 10:26 AM
Top 100 Wines of 2013 features Ridge 2010 Monte Bello (SF Chronicle)On 2 December 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle published their annual list of Top 100 Wines which features the 2010 Monte Bello. "Paul Draper is now the rare vintner opting for full disclosure on cellar work. Here he reveals a smidgen of deacidific... [More]

the drinks business: Paul Draper: Great wines are made with very straightforward techniques

June 20, 2013 10:41 AM
the drinks business: Paul Draper: Great wines are made with very straightforward techniquesOn 20 June 2013, UK trade periodical the drinks business published Paul Schmitt's profile of winemaker Paul Draper and his non-interventionist's approach to winemaking: "Each year the Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business honour an ex... [More]

Underground Wine Letter: Attention All Wine Consumers: Ingredient Labeling Is Here!

June 3, 2013 1:58 PM
Underground Wine Letter: Attention All Wine Consumers: Ingredient Labeling Is Here!On 22 May 2013, John Tilson wrote about Ridge's new ingredient labeling for the Underground Wine Letter: "Ridge Vineyards, with a 50 year history of making balanced, food friendly, non manipulated wines, has forged to the front in also providing inf... [More]

NY Times: If Only the Grapes Were the Whole Story

May 31, 2013 11:00 AM
NY Times: If Only the Grapes Were the Whole StoryOn 30 May 2013, New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov wrote: "The first question might be: Why are wineries so reluctant to document what goes into their wines? Ingredient labeling is voluntary, and very few wineries have stepped up. Bonny Doon Vin... [More]

Steve Heimoff: TTB ducks more precise ABV rules in new labeling law

May 31, 2013 10:00 AM
Steve Heimoff: TTB ducks more precise ABV rules in new labeling lawOn 30 May 2013, Steve Heimoff blogged about our label ingredients commitment: "Ridge famously became the first California winery to commit to truth-in-labeling last month, with CEO/winemaker Paul Draper arguing that his winery would henceforth 'inc... [More]

Decanter: Ridge Vineyards backs full disclosure on labels

May 13, 2013 11:09 AM
Decanter: Ridge Vineyards backs full disclosure on labelsDecanter magazine reports on the winery's decision to move to voluntary ingredient labeling. "California's Ridge Vineyards has thrown its weight behind full disclosure of ingredients on wine labels, beginning with its 2011 vintage.From its 2011 vint... [More]