Ridge Vineyards Featured by Marisa Finetti

Marisa Finetti

December 2020

Ridge Vineyards was featured in two articles by award-winning food and wine writer Marisa Finetti, who regularly writes for publications like Decanter and Modern Luxury. Marisa recently visited Monte Bello and tried a series of Ridge wines, before sharing her experience across two articles.

The first, “Ridge Monte Bello: On the edge of North America” covered Marisa’s tour of the Monte Bello vineyards and winemaking facilities, as well as a discussion of the unique terroir of the mountain. The second article, “Ridge releases the ‘original’ Croatian Zinfandel: Tribidrag” delves into Ridge’s part in the investigation of zinfandel’s Croatian roots.

Photo by Marisa Finetti.

Ridge Monte Bello: On the Edge of North America

In the first article, Marisa wrote:

“Ridge produces some of the world’s most coveted wines on a mountain which is primarily made of limestone, brought here via a tectonic journey originating from the tropical Pacific… Discerning wine drinkers know this and appreciate the special soils that contribute to Ridge’s site-specific, terroir-driven wines.”

Croatian Zinfandel at Ridge.
Croatian Zinfandel at Ridge Vineyards.

Ridge Releases the ‘Original’ Croatian Zinfandel: Tribidrag

A segment from her second article included:

“Now, five years after the vines were planted, the wine is released under the name ‘Tribidrag.’ Ridge Vineyards has always stood for producing regional character, terroir-focused, and unprecedented intensity in their wines. Their commitment to discovering the history of the land and preserving the vine’s vitality pays homage to tradition and entertains the next chapter in the Zinfandel’s story.”


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