Ridge ranks #10 in Drinks International’s “Most Admired Wine Brands 2023”

Drinks International

March 2023

We are pleased to announce that Ridge Vineyards has been named the Most Admired Wine Brand in North America by Drinks International! In addition to earning this title for the third year in a row, RIDGE moves up 17 spots to be listed at #10 in the “World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2023.”

“The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands is an elite club to be part of and without doubt an authority regarding the industry’s most revered brands.”

–Shay Waterworth, Drinks International editor

For the last 13 years, Drinks International has released its list of brands deemed the “World’s Most Admired,” which is voted on by the Drinks International Academy of leading wine buyers, sommeliers, wholesalers, bar owners, Masters of Wine, writers and educators from six continents around the world. It also named Ridge Vineyards as the “most admired wine brand in North America” for the third year in a row. This is Ridge Vineyard’s 12th consecutive year on the list.

Five decades ago, Paul Draper concluded that, “a winery cannot have an international reputation without international distribution.” The long road toward establishing Ridge’s credentials in all of the great wine capitals of the world began in 1973 with our first export shipment to the UK. Today Ridge is found in more than 50 countries around the globe, and on the wine lists of the world’s best restaurants.

Ridge has long been revered on the international wine stage. This recognition comes on the heels of being awarded “Best Fine Wine Producer in the Americas” for the second year in a row at The Golden Vines.

Ridge has consistently ranked on the “World’s Most Admired” wine brands in part because of its steadfast commitment to pre-industrial winemaking, a belief that, for anyone attempting to make fine wine, modern additives and industrial processing limit true quality. The philosophy comes from the techniques used in the finest 19th-century California wineries and Bordeaux chateaux. Read the full announcement here.

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