News From Ridge Vineyards

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]

Decanter: Paul Draper interview

June 7, 2013 10:00 AM
Decanter: Paul Draper interviewThe July 2013 issue of Decanter magazine has an interview with Ridge winemaker Paul Draper written by Jeannie Cho Lee MW. To read the full interview, locate a hard copy (on newsstands 6 June 2013) or order a back issue from Decanter.com. Update: To r... [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]

Decanter Wine Legends: Ridge 1970 Monte Bello

May 10, 2013 10:42 AM
Decanter Wine Legends: Ridge 1970 Monte BelloThe Ridge 1970 Monte Bello is a Decanter Wine Legend in their March 2013 issue. "Although it was the 1971 that dazzled tasters at Steven Spurrier's celebrated Judgment of Paris tasting in 1976, Draper himself always preferred the 1970. When he was n... [More]

Washington Post: Ridge Vineyards labels go full disclosure

May 7, 2013 12:00 PM
Washington Post: Ridge Vineyards labels go full disclosureOn 7 May 2013, Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post posted an article about our new ingredient labeling. "Ridge Vineyards, one of California’s premier wineries, recently announced that beginning with the 2011 vintage, its labels will list ingr... [More]

the drinks business: Ridge Opts For Ingredient Labeling

April 10, 2013 11:38 AM
the drinks business: Ridge Opts For Ingredient LabelingIndustry magazine the drinks business covers the winery's voluntary ingredient labeling. Ridge Vineyards has opted for ingredient labeling to promote its non-interventionist approach and encourage greater transparency in winemaking. All the wines fr... [More]

Paul Draper Crowned the 2013 Winemakers' Winemaker at ProWein

March 26, 2013 9:37 AM
Paul Draper Crowned the 2013 Winemakers' Winemaker at ProWein  The award was presented at a ceremony at ProWein in Düsseldorf by Jean-Michel Valette MW, chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine. Recognising outstanding achievement in the field of winemaking, the award is now in its third year. R... [More]

How to Out-Bordeaux Bordeaux in Silicon Valley (WSJ)

March 25, 2013 9:46 AM
How to Out-Bordeaux Bordeaux in Silicon Valley (WSJ)Jay McInerney reports on a recent wine dinner at Restaurant Daniel in NYC, attended by winemaker Paul Draper. Ironically, Ridge Monte Bello, the Cabernet-based wine that some of us believe resembles old-school Bordeaux more than most of what's being... [More]

Drinks International: World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2013

March 21, 2013 4:12 PM
Drinks International: World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2013Drinks International picks Ridge as one of the World's Most Admired Wine Brands in their March 2013 issue. "Ridge is the US’s most admired wine brand, a triumph its owners will doubtless ascribe to their commitment to ‘pre-industrial&rsq... [More]