Somm Symposium Alumni

Ridge’s first Somm Symposium was in 2011. Each year, our invitees spend a full day at each of our winery locations, touring the facilities and meeting with our winemaking teams — getting a behind the scenes look at our production processes. Check out our previous Symposium Alumni and what they are saying about the program!

2022 Somm Symposium Attendees

Andrea Boulanger, 50 Eggs Hospitality Group – Las Vegas, NV

Paul Carayas, Wine Director, Chez TJ – Mountain View, CA

Christina Coleman, Assistant Food & Beverage Director, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, OR

David Taylor, Wine Director, Baltaire – Los Angeles, CA

Erik Simonics, Head Sommelier, Annabel’s Private Member’s Club – Mayfair

Philippe Boisvert, Beverage Director, Le Serpent – Montréal

Joseph Cerione, General Manager, Blue Duck Tavern – Washington D.C.

Benjamin Oram, Sommelier, Bar Enza – Boston, MA

Juan Carlos Santana, Beverage Director, Bastion Collection – FL

Joseph Gewarges, Head Sommelier, Fontainebleau Hotel – Miami Beach, FL

Mark Clough, General Manager, Tria Restaurant – North Oaks, MN

Kelly Newman, Beverage Director, Lovers Seafood & Market – Dallas, TX

Amy Mundwiler, Wine Director, Maple & Ash – Chicago, IL

Cary Palmer, Beverage Director, Link Restaurant Group – New Orleans, LA

2022 Highlights

Past Groups

2011 Somm Symposium
2012 Somm Symposium
2013 Somm Symposium
2014 Somm Symposium
2015 Somm Symposium
2016 Somm Symposium
2017 Somm Symposium
2018 Somm Symposium
2019 Somm Symposium

See what our Somms are saying:

“What an incredible experience! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. I had a wonderful time and am so pumped to sell some Ridge at my restaurant!”

“Wow?!?! The wines! Need I say more?! Reopened my eyes to what American oak can do to a wine.”

“The 2003 Geyserville was unreal?! The 91’s too. Wow. Great to compare the different sites too over time.”

“Can I come back next year?!”

Highlight was: “Connecting and understanding the story, history but most important, the people who make Ridge happen every day.”

“Thank you so much for everything, you have gained a brand ambassador in all of us. With great pleasure, I will sell more Ridge.”


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