News From Ridge Vineyards

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]

92 points for Ridge 2011 Estate Chardonnay (California Grapevine)

May 1, 2013 11:54 AM
92 points for Ridge 2011 Estate Chardonnay (California Grapevine)In the May 2013 issue of California Grapevine, our 2011 Estate Chardonnay scored 92 points. To read the full review, click here. Wine info: Consumer | Trade

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]

New York Times Picks Lytton Springs Top Zinfandel

January 2, 2013 10:40 AM
New York Times Picks Lytton Springs Top Zinfandel  Eric Asimov and the New York Times picked our 2010 Lytton Springs as their top wine in a recent panel tasting of zinfandels.  “It’s certainly possible to make a zinfandel in which each sip leaves you thirsting for more.”... [More]

Winery of the Year 2012 (Wine & Spirits)

December 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Winery of the Year 2012 (Wine & Spirits)  Ridge Vineyards is one of Wine & Spirits magazine's Top Wineries of 2012. Also in the Winter 2012 Buyers Guide issue, we're in the Winery of the Year Hall of Fame with a total of 15 awards. Wineries of the Year from Wine & Spirits inc... [More]

95 points for 2009 Monte Bello and Winery of the Year (Connoisseur's Guide)

December 3, 2012 11:30 AM
95 points for 2009 Monte Bello and Winery of the Year (Connoisseur's Guide)95 points (***) from the December 2012 issue of Connoisseur's Guide for our 2009 Monte Bello! "Ridge has quietly been making world-class Cabernets for some forty years and, from the beginning, they have been balanced wines that have emphasized beauty... [More]