RIDGE Weekend Getaway

October 14th-17th, 2021
Bodega Bay Lodge | Bodega Bay, CA
All Access Weekend

SOLD OUT – add yourself to the wait list, some spots are sure to open up. Email us here to be added.

Our first RIDGE Weekend Getaway will take place the weekend of October 14th-17th, 2021 at the Bodega Bay Lodge in Bodega Bay, California. Never before has there been a RIDGE event of this magnitude. We will be taking over the entire property for this amazing three-day weekend.  There will be numerous events throughout the weekend including special library tastings, winemaker workshops, wine conversations, offsite adventures, and a special winemaker dinner capping off the unforgettable experience. The package cost includes three nights’ lodging and admission for two to the Thursday evening library tasting, Winemaker Workshops, Wine Conversations, Rosé by the Pool, Winemaker Dinner and breakfast all three days. Our Executive and Winemaking teams will be in attendance all weekend to celebrate, educate and enjoy the amazing Sonoma Coast with you.

The event is currently sold out. However, we suggest you add yourself to the wait list, some spots are sure to open up. Email us here to be added.

Package Highlights

Package costs range from $3,800 – $5,500 depending on your choice of room. The weekend package includes three nights’ lodging for two guests, admission for two to the Thursday evening Library Tasting, Winemaker Workshops, Wine Conversations and Winemaker Dinner, plus breakfast for two each day.

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Weekend Agenda

Never before has there been a RIDGE event of this magnitude. This all-access weekend will be an experience like no other.

Thursday:

  • Arrival / Welcome Library Tasting: 4-7pm

  • Kick off this amazing weekend with a welcome reception at the resort’s Fireside Lounge featuring an array of rare, back vintage wines from our library, hosted by our entire winemaking team including Head Winemaker John Olney, Senior VP of Vineyard Operations David Gates, and Chairman Paul Draper.

  • Dinner

  • Enjoy dinner onsite at Drake’s Sonoma Coast (reservations recommended to secure your preferred time) where a RIDGE Executive will host Drake’s guests with a special featured wine and pairing, or venture to one of the many delicious options nearby (see “Explore the Area” options below). *Not included in package price

Friday:

  • Breakfast: 7am – 10am

  • Each morning enjoy an elaborate breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean.

  • Lunch:

  • The resort will maintain a casual barbecue onsite each day or you can explore the area (see below). *Not included in package price

  • Rosé Poolside: 1pm – 3pm

  • Meet and mingle with the RIDGE team while enjoying the beautiful Bodega Bay views and the heated pool and Infinity Edge hot tub.

  • Winemaker Workshops: 1pm – 3pm

  • The Winemaker Workshop will take place on Friday afternoon for half of the attendees and Saturday afternoon for the other half due to space limitations. The topics and wines selected will be identical for each day’s session. On the day you are not attending, you can explore the wonders of the area or relax by the pool. The topics covered by our winemaking team during the session include:

    1. “The Mystery & Magic of Historic Field Blends” – A study in what makes these gnarly 100+ year-old vineyards so special and how they contribute to complexity in our wines.
    2. “Assembling Monte Bello” – An exploration into the terroir of the Monte Bello vineyard and our unique approach to assemble this special wine.

    The workshops will feature several wines that illustrate the topic at hand.

  • Wine Conversations – What is Pre-Industrial Winemaking?: 4 – 5pm

  • Take part in a lively discussion and tasting about our pre-industrial approach to winemaking and how that philosophy impacts the quality of our wines.

  • Winemaker Dinner: 7pm

  • The Winemaker Dinner will take place on Friday evening for half of the attendees and Saturday evening for the other half due to space limitations. The menu and pairings will be identical for each night. On the night you are not attending, you can explore the area for dinner or take part in a casual barbecue on property. The dinner will consist of a special five-course Winemaker Dinner hosted by Paul Draper, John Olney, David Gates, Mark Vernon & David Amadia. Each locally-sourced course will be paired specifically with our wines as the chef and our team work together to craft an unforgettable food & wine experience. Hosts may vary each evening.

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: 7am – 10am

  • Each morning enjoy an elaborate breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean.

  • Wine Conversations – Organic Farming Uncovered: 11am – Noon

  • Learn (and taste) about our sustainability philosophy, our organic farming practices and how we became the largest grower of organically certified grapes in Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.

  • Lunch:

  • The resort will maintain a casual barbecue onsite each day or you can explore the area (see below). *Not included in package price

  • Rosé Poolside: 1pm – 3pm

  • Meet and mingle with the RIDGE team while enjoying the beautiful Bodega Bay views and the heated pool and Infinity Edge hot tub.

  • Winemaker Workshops: 1pm – 3pm

  • The Winemaker Workshop will take place on Friday afternoon for half of the attendees and Saturday afternoon for the other half due to space limitations. The topics and wines selected will be identical for each day’s session. On the day you are not attending, you can explore the wonders of the area or relax by the pool. The topics covered by our winemaking team during the session include:

    1. “The Mystery & Magic of Historic Field Blends” – A study in what makes these gnarly 100+ year-old vineyards so special and how they contribute to complexity in our wines.
    2. “Assembling Monte Bello” – An exploration into the terroir of the Monte Bello vineyard and our unique approach to assemble this special wine.

    The workshops will feature several wines that illustrate the topic at hand.

  • Winemaker Dinner: 7pm

  • The Winemaker Dinner will take place on Friday evening for half of the attendees and Saturday evening for the other half due to space limitations. The menu and pairings will be identical for each night. On the night you are not attending, you can explore the area for dinner or take part in a casual barbecue on property. The dinner will consist of a special five-course Winemaker Dinner hosted by Paul Draper, John Olney, David Gates, Mark Vernon & David Amadia. Each locally-sourced course will be paired specifically with our wines as the chef and our team work together to craft an unforgettable food & wine experience. Hosts may vary each evening.

Sunday:

  • Departure Breakfast: 7am – 10am

  • Each morning enjoy an elaborate breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean.


Activities You Can Enjoy Anytime Throughout The Weekend:

  • Explore the Area

  • Take part in any number of incredible adventures the area has to offer (see “Explore the Area” below) or simply kick back and soak up the pleasures of the resort including the private, heated pool and Infinity Edge hot tub overlooking Bodega Bay’s two mile beach, spa services by reservation, spirited games of bocce ball, or hop on the cruiser bikes for a ride around the bay.

The Location

Protected by a bay from the wild whims of the Pacific Ocean, Bodega Bay is a picturesque fishing village on the Sonoma Coast that harbors sights, sounds, and activities — by land or by sea — that calls to the adventurer in all of us. Bodega Head, a rocky cliff that overlooks the ocean, is perfect for strolling along the cliffs, hiking up the surrounding hills, watching for migrating whales, or simply laying the car seat back and take a quick nap.

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About the Resort

A beautiful hour’s drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bodega Bay Lodge is nestled on the rugged Sonoma Coast. A stay at this soulful retreat is a taste of life in tune with nature, where every moment is unspoiled, unruffled, unplugged—and unexpected. With panoramic bay views, wine by the fire and exclusive resort amenities; enjoy our custom comforts, explore our pristine coastline and experience a unique Sonoma Coast adventure.

The perfect base to enjoy the quaint fishing village of Bodega Bay, choose a complimentary Electra cruiser bicycle and fly down the hill to Doran Beach for a morning of beachcombing. When you’re not out exploring the bucolic countryside, experience fresh, artisanal cuisine at Drakes Sonoma Coast. Sink into an Infinity-Edge hot tub, play a spirited game of bocce ball, de-stress with a soothing spa treatment or tee off at our neighboring Scottish-style golf course, The Links at Bodega Harbor. Off the beaten path, but right up the coast, escape life’s hectic pace and find shelter in life’s simple pleasures.

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Explore the Area

This area of the Sonoma Coast has an incredible number of activities at your disposal. This includes hiking, golf, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, deep sea fishing, horseback riding and zip lining through the redwoods. And for those looking to venture off property for culinary adventures, there’s never been a better time to explore this area. These activities are a la carte and not included in the package price. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

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Your Hosts

Our winemaking and executive team will be in attendance all weekend to celebrate, educate and enjoy the amazing Sonoma coast with you.

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  • Paul Draper, Chairman
  • John Olney, Head Winemaker / COO
  • David Gates, Sr. Vice President, Vineyard Operations
  • Mark Vernon, CEO
  • David Amadia, President
  • Ryan Moore, Vice President, Consumer Sales
  • Michael Foley, Hospitality Manager, Monte Bello
  • Nathaniel Werner, Hospitality Asst. Manager, Lytton Springs

The Wines

1984 Monte Bello (5L)
1991 Monte Bello (1.5L)
1994 Monte Bello (1.5L)
1997 Pagani Ranch Mataro
2001 Lytton Springs (1.5L)
2002 Geyserville (1.5L)
2006 Monte Bello Chardonnay
2015 Monte Bello Chardonnay
2020 Adelaida Grenache Blanc
2020 Lytton Estate Rosé

These are only a few of the wines that will be selected for this weekend, more wines will be added as the event draws closer.

* wines are in 750ml format unless otherwise noted

Relax at the Spa

With two tranquil spa treatment rooms and in-room spa services, enjoy complete relaxation as they tailor your treatment to instill bliss from temples to toes. From their signature Warm Shell Massage, to the decadent Cabernet Grape Sea Scrub, indulge in one of their massages, facials and signature body treatments inspired by the healing powers of the Pacific.

*Space is limited. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Call 707.875.3525 to schedule your treatment, however be sure to check the “Weekend Agenda” above to ensure you do not book during one of our scheduled activities.

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FAQs

If you have any questions or special requests, please contact us via email or give us a call at 408.867.3233.

When is this event?
October 14th-17th, 2021

Where is this event taking place?
The Bodega Bay Lodge in Bodega Bay, California

Is there any preferred or required attire?
No. Casual is just fine.

How many people can I bring?
Each package includes three nights lodging and two admissions to the Friday winemaker workshop, the Saturday Winemaker Dinner and breakfast each morning. All attendees must be over 21 years of age.

Do I need to make separate dining accommodations for lunches and Thursday / Friday evening dinner?
Yes, you can join us onsite at Drake’s Sonoma Coast either or both nights where a RIDGE Executive will hosts guests with a special featured wine and pairing, or see the “Explore the Area” section above for a variety of off-site options.

Is the Bodega Bay Lodge ADA Accessible?
Yes. All hotel amenities and public spaces meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the hotel offers a variety of accessible room and suite options. View their Commitment to Accessibility for additional details.

Can I bring my pet?
Pets are not permitted in the hotel, however they do welcome service animals in compliance with federal and state laws.

When is check-in and check-out?
You can check-in beginning on Thursday at 4pm and check-out is on Sunday by 11:30am

What if I can’t come and I have bought tickets?
Cancellations can be made up to two weeks prior to the event date.