Fall Wholesale Virtual Tasting

Our Fall Virtual Tasting will be hosted live via Zoom on Friday, September 22nd at 10am PT. The tasting will be moderated by Michael Torino, Sr. VP of Global Sales. The panelists will include John Olney, Head Winemaker & COO, Shauna Rosenblum, Lytton Springs Winemaker, and David Gates, Senior VP of Vineyard Operations. We hope to see you there!

Wines & Tasting Order

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Our Panelists

Michael Torino, Senior VP Global Sales

Michael Torino is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales. In this position, Michael oversees our global distributor network spanning over 55 countries, our sales managers, the Wholesale Customer Service Department, and serves on the Executive Committee at Ridge. Michael joined Ridge Vineyards in 2008 as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager. He was promoted to Vice President of US Wholesale, in 2016 and to his current position in 2021.

John Olney, Head Winemaker & COO

In 1996, John began work at Ridge’s Monte Bello Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 1999, he was put in charge of the Lytton Springs Winery where he oversaw the construction of the innovative 17,000 square foot straw bale winery. In 2021, John was promoted to Head Winemaker & COO.

John Olney

David Gates, Senior VP Vineyard Operations

After an obligatory stint in Napa Valley he made his way to Ridge in 1989. David’s duties include managing the historic Monte Bello vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Whitton Ranch at Geyserville, and the Lytton Estate vineyards at Healdsburg, as well as monitoring and helping all Ridge growers in Sonoma, Napa, Santa Clara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Shauna Rosenblum, Lytton Springs Winemaker

Shauna Rosenblum joined Ridge Vineyards in 2022 as Lytton Springs Winemaker, where she oversees all winemaking at the Lytton Springs facility in Healdsburg. She brings a lifetime of winemaking experience with her to Ridge. Her father, Kent Rosenblum, of Rosenblum Cellars, introduced his winemaking passion to Shauna at an early age.


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