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David Gates on Going Organic

Ridge began experimenting with organic farming methods in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Through trial (and error), in 2008 we began to focus on moving our estate vineyards toward organic certification. 242 more words

Vineyards And Oenology

One on One with Paul Draper

In this three part video series, Paul Draper talks about how it all began, our pre-industrial approach to winemaking, and Ridge’s ongoing commitment to quality. If you have any questions, feel free to share them below. 20 more words

Monte Bello

Old Patch Made New: Modern Field Blends at Lytton Springs

Making wine from old-vine vineyards often means working with field blends. Lytton Springs is a textbook example of this planting practice, with large patches of vineyards inter-planted to 20-30 different types of grapes which are picked at average ripeness and co-fermented. 615 more words

Vineyards And Oenology

Wine, heavy alcohol, same as the others

A nice day out at Ridge Vineyards on a team retreat.

Stealth marketing of heavy alcohol/ethanol

Target young women. Hide the alcohol

Deceive them


Not Even Six Degrees: Father of the Birth Control Pill Was Influential Winery Owner

Carl Djerassi, credited with key research in developing the birth control pill in the 1950s, died Jan. 30 at age 91. With his name inextricably linked to that development more than a half-century ago, as well as to other chemical developments involving antihistamines and steroids, it’s understandably easy to forget that Djerassi also played a key role in the development of American fine wine (which, of course, involves its own share of chemistry). 388 more words