How Ridge Vineyards Became an Industry Icon

SevenFifty Daily

January 2024

Ridge Vineyards, founded by four Stanford Research Institute engineers, produced our first Monte Bello in 1962 and two years later our first zinfandel. Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare and exceptional vineyards where climate, soil, and variety are ideally matched.

In this article from SevenFifty Daily, Janice Williams interviews Head Winemaker & COO, John Olney, and wine industry professionals to uncover Ridge Vineyards’ path to international recognition. Read more about how Ridge Vineyards was founded, how our winemaking philosophy is recognized around the world, and which varieties you can expect to explore when you follow us.

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