Ridge has been selected as one of the top 51 California Wineries in the UK market by a panel of experts including Jancis Robinson MW, Mark Andrew MW, Sarah Knowles MW, Ronan Sayburn MS, and Stephen Brook. The “California List” is two years in the making; the panelist’s main concern was to compile a list “that did not focus on individual wines, but on the producers that have been the most important in creating and driving the California wine category in the UK”
While over 200 producers were initially identified as potential candidates for the list, only 51 producers ended up making the cut.
“The list itself is not concerned with individual wines, but the reputation and performance of the producers.” – Jancis Robinson
“Ridge Vineyards made its first export shipment in 1973 to the UK; a small parcel of 1971 Monte Bello. Fifty years later we are honored to be on the first list of California’s leading 51 wineries active in the important UK market.”-Mark Vernon, CEO
We are proud that Ridge has been identified as a producer whose “quality, availability and impact have left a lasting impression in the UK.”