ATP Named “Ideal Wine Club for Gifting (or Yourself)”


December 2020

Ridge Vineyard’s Advance Tasting Program (ATP) was recently included in a feature by InsideHook on “How to Choose the Ideal Wine Club for Gifting (or Yourself).” Our ATP program was featured as the first on the list of recommendations, which was curated by Thomas Matthews, the executive editor of Wine Spectator, and MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator senior editor.

“A winery’s club can offer you highly-rated wines that are often hard to find, plus off-beat selections, large format bottles or library wines that may be available only to club members,”

— MaryAnn Worobiec

The article wrote of the advantages of gifting wine club memberships over wine tasting selections, noting that “clubs run by wineries will deliver more consistent bottlings from transparent and reliable sources, along with tons of perks, like live or — more immediately — virtual events.”

The feature on Ridge reads as follows:

“One of the first wineries to offer wine club memberships; since 1977, the Advanced Tasting Program or ATP single-vineyard Zinfandels and Rhone-style wines have developed a strong following.”

Our Advance Tasting Program (ATP) provides members the exclusive opportunity to receive very limited, single-vineyard wines only available direct from the winery. Old-vine field blend zinfandels and Rhone varietals (syrah, grenache & carignane) remain our primary focus. Each ATP selection reflects Ridge’s winemaking style, emphasizing the distinctive qualities of the vineyards’ geographic location, as well as grape variety.


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