Since 1962, Ridge Vineyards has been championing single-vineyard winemaking. Paul Draper joined as Winemaker in 1969, bringing a worldwide view of winemaking philosophies. We call our approach “pre-industrial” because we utilize the techniques used in the finest 19th-century California wineries and Bordeaux chateaux, forgoing modern additives and industrial processing. Sixty years later, after Paul Draper had retired to Chairman of the Board and John Olney stepped in as Head Winemaker, we welcomed two new talents. Trester Goetting joined as Monte Bello Winemaker in January 2022 and Shauna Rosenblum as Lytton Springs Winemaker in July 2022. It was a momentous way for RIDGE to celebrate our 60th anniversary!
“How do you take over winemaking responsibilities at a place so renowned for excellence as Ridge Vineyards? Find out as we sit down with Trester and Shauna” on the Sip Sip Hooray podcast with Mary Orlin and Mary Babbitt.
“We are excited to introduce you to Trester and Shauna! They are dynamic, and bring amazing backgrounds in wine to Ridge. After listening to our super engaging chat, we think you’ll agree that Ridge is in great hands for the next 60 plus years to come.”
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