News From Ridge Vineyards

2012 Monte Bello scores 98 points in latest Vinous Media reviews; 1974 vintage a perfect 100

July 29, 2015 4:16 PM
2012 Monte Bello scores 98 points in latest Vinous Media reviews; 1974 vintage a perfect 100A dozen great reviews (all 94 points or higher) from Vinous Media's Antonio Galloni of our wines, including last year (vintage 2011) and this year's Monte Bello (vintage 2012) releases and a perfect 100 point score for the 1974 vintage: 20... [More]

Ridge #2 in The Daily Meal's Top 101 Wineries in America (LA Times)

July 23, 2015 2:56 PM
Ridge #2 in The Daily Meal's Top 101 Wineries in America (LA Times)On 23 July 2015, Los Angeles Times wine writer S. Irene Virbila covers the 101 Best Wineries in America list presented by The Daily Meal. Ridge Vineyards is ranked number 2. Here's an excerpt from The Daily Meal's entry for Ridge: "The esteemed... [More]

Paul Draper Named Top 5 Winemaker in the World (Decanter)

June 16, 2015 10:50 AM
Paul Draper Named Top 5 Winemaker in the World (Decanter)Decanter Magazine has released the results of their winemaker survey. The survey posed a variety of questions to 133 leading winemakers around the world. One of the questions asked was which producers do you most admire. The results were consolidated... [More]

Santa Cruz Mountains - Ridge lists ingredients (Jancis Robinson)

May 26, 2015 10:51 AM
Santa Cruz Mountains - Ridge lists ingredients (Jancis Robinson)On 20 May 2015, Jancis Robinson MW posted an article on her website about Santa Cruz Mountains and Ridge, focusing on the winery's ingredient labeling. "Ridge labels have always been a model of information, a wine geek’s delight printed in the... [More]

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]

Ridge Lytton Springs highlighted in the Wall Street Journal

December 5, 2014 7:54 AM
Ridge Lytton Springs highlighted in the Wall Street JournalIn her weekly Wall Street Journal column, wine writer Lettie Teague discusses zinfandels that pair well with food and includes the Ridge 2011 Lytton Springs as one of her picks. "Ridge Vineyards and winemaker Paul Draper are equally famous for Zinfa... [More]

Vinography highlights Ridge in Santa Cruz Mountains cabernet profile

October 24, 2014 11:45 AM
Vinography highlights Ridge in Santa Cruz Mountains cabernet profileOn 23 October 2014, Alder Yarrow at Vinography.com published "Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernets" and highlights our winery: "Ridge's Montebello bottling long ago put to rest any questions about that grape's potential in the r... [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]