News From Ridge Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains wines' dual inspirations (SF Chronicle)

August 29, 2012 10:51 AM
Santa Cruz Mountains wines' dual inspirations (SF Chronicle)San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné writes about the dual identity of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA: the Bordeaux and Burgundy inspirations for wineries in this viticultural area. "The land that Ridge Vineyards would ultimately own wa... [More]

Fall 2012 Wholesale Newsletter Available

August 28, 2012 9:36 AM
Fall 2012 Wholesale Newsletter AvailableOur Fall 2012 Ridge Report covers the challenging 2010 zinfandel harvest from the perspectives of David Gates (VP of Vineyard Operations) and winemaker John Olney. David Amadia (VP of Sales & Marketing) writes about the 111-year old "mixed black"... [More]

Fall Releases virtual tasting video now available

August 27, 2012 12:00 PM
Fall Releases virtual tasting video now availableOur live virtual tasting from Friday 24 August was a success! Please visit http://www.ridgewine.com/DynamicContent/Wholesale/Virtual Tasting.aspx for the virtual tasting if you want to view the archived footage. Thank you very much!   Panel mod... [More]

Decanter: Ridge's Historic Vineyards

August 23, 2012 10:09 AM
Decanter: Ridge's Historic VineyardsAge shall not weary them. Decanter Magazine features The Historic Vineyard Society in their September 2012 issue.  "When it comes to vines, older can often mean better. So much so that there is now a society dedicated to recording and preserving... [More]

Decanter: Ridge is one of the Santa Cruz Mountains Hidden Treasures

August 22, 2012 3:21 PM
Decanter: Ridge is one of the Santa Cruz Mountains Hidden Treasures  It is home to one of America's most famed producers, yet the Santa Cruz Mountains remain relatively isolated and unknown. More's the pity says Jon Bonné as he uncovers the appellation's other star names in this featured article in Deca... [More]

Ridge's Monte Bello Included in Wine & Spirits Terroir Top 100

August 17, 2012 9:44 AM
Ridge's Monte Bello Included in Wine & Spirits Terroir Top 100  The Fall 2012 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine spotlights our Monte Bello vineyard as one of the world's top terroir-driven vineyard sites.  "Some wines transport us to another place.  They make us believe that the earth, the su... [More]

Celebrate Cabernet Day with Three Decades of Monte Bello

August 14, 2012 12:44 PM
Celebrate Cabernet Day with Three Decades of Monte Bello  As part of our Cabernet Day celebration, we will be featuring a very special library tasting at both our Monte Bello & Lytton Springs wineries, on Thursday August 30th.  The tasting is billed as "Three Decades of Monte Bello" and wil... [More]

Ridge Named One of California's Top Chardonnay Producers

June 21, 2012 11:15 AM
Ridge Named One of California's Top Chardonnay ProducersWine Spectator has named Ridge one of California's Top Chardonnay Producers (July 2012) "That Ridge is successful with both Cabernet and Chardonnay from its perch in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a singular accomplishment. The Monte Bello Chardonnay i... [More]

2011 Monte Bello Assemblage Complete

June 11, 2012 12:20 PM
2011 Monte Bello Assemblage CompleteOur winemaking team has finalized the assemblage of the 2011 Monte Bello.   Enough time has now passed for some settling to occur, and we are tasting the lots regularly to track quality. Albeit unofficial until sit-down assemblage tastings in F... [More]

Ridge Monte Bello featured in May Decanter Magazine

June 11, 2012 9:43 AM
Ridge Monte Bello featured in May Decanter MagazineRidge Monte Bello makes the May 2012 cover of Decanter Magazine which includes a 19.5 point score for the 2008 Monte Bello.   Download the Full Article Here (Decanter May 2012.pdf 2.53 mb)