Where We Rhone: Ridge Mentioned in Edible Silicon Valley

Edible Silicon Valley

February 2, 2018

Edible Silicon Valley published an article titled “Where We Rhône: Wine Trends In Silicon Valley, that explores the region’s wineries currently engaging in the production of Rhone Valley styled wines. Our very own John Olney, COO & Winemaker at Lytton Springs, is mentioned in the article and speaks about our Lytton Estate Petite Sirah. Here is a brief excerpt from the piece:

“Rhône varietals and Rhône-style blends are not new on California’s wine menu. The first California plantings date back to the late 1800s, when immigrants to our Golden State gave up on their search for gold and turned their focus back to what they knew: agriculture. The post–Gold Rush era saw an influx of French settlers in San Jose and Santa Clara County, and it was here that the first Rhône grapes were planted, including Grenache, Carignane, Mourvèdre and Cinsault…Winemaker John Olney’s Rhône recommendation: Lytton Estate Petite Sirah—for those who enjoy the bold red wines associated with Ridge’s reputation. John describes the wine as “rustic and rugged, yet completely approachable.”

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