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Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards
17100 Monte Bello Road,
Cupertino, California
USA 95014
Phone: 408.868.1350
http://www.ridgewine.com/index.taf
Contact: Eric Baugher
Email: wine@ridgewine.com

The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone (third person on bench wearing tall boots), a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge's production facility. At 2600', it is surrounded by the "upper vineyard."

y 1968, production had increased to just under three thousand cases per year, and in 1969, Paul Draper joined the partnership. A Stanford graduate in philosophy—recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile's coast range—he was a practical winemaker, not an enologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward "hands off" approach pioneered at Ridge. Under his guidance the old Perrone winery (acquired the previous year) was restored, the finest vineyard lands leased or purchased, the consistent quality and international reputation of the wines established. Cabernet and zinfandel account for most of the production; syrah, grenache, carignane, and petite sirah constitute a small percentage. Known primarily for its red wines, Ridge has also made limited amounts of chardonnay since 1962.

Our approach is straightforward: find intense, flavorful grapes; intrude upon the process only when necessary; draw the fruit's distinctive character and richness into the wine.

Winemaker: Paul Draper

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Ridge Vineyards Ridge Three Valleys 2005
Ridge Vineyards Ridge Three Valleys 2005

Sonoma County, United States

90/100

$25.95

LCBO: 652875  Check Stock
BC: 250985  303 in stock
SAQ: 12328898  Check Stock
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2010
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2010

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

94/100

$48.95

LCBO: 982413  235 in stock
BC: 178236  195 in stock
SAQ: 513929  120 in stock
Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Petite Sirah Carignan 2004
91/100

$48.95

LCBO: 982413  235 in stock
BC: 178236  195 in stock
SAQ: 513929  120 in stock
Ridge Vineyards Ridge Vineyards - Lytton Springs 2007
LCBO: 982413  235 in stock
BC: 178236  195 in stock
SAQ: 513929  120 in stock
Ridge Vineyards Ridge Vineyards - Lytton Springs 2005
LCBO: 982413  235 in stock
BC: 178236  195 in stock
SAQ: 513929  120 in stock
Ridge Vineyards 11 Monte Bello Cabernet 6000ml (Ridge Vyds) 2011
LCBO: 321166  Check Stock
Ridge Vineyards 07 Geyserville 1500ml (Ridge Vineyards) 2007
LCBO: 242842  Check Stock
Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Ridge Monte Bello 2006

$140.75

BC: 379958  25 in stock
SAQ: 897942  Check Stock

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