RIDGE VINEYARDS WINE NIGHT
Wednesday, August 28 at 5 p.m.
The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, 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. At Ridge, they call their approach to winemaking “pre-industrial,” believing that for anyone attempting to make fine wine, modern additives and industrial processing limit true quality. Their philosophy comes from the techniques used in the finest 19th-century California wineries and Bordeaux chateaux. In 2008, Ridge began transitioning to organic farming, which brought viticultural practices in line with traditional winemaking approach, which employs only the non-invasive treatments used in fine winemaking prior to the 1940s. As of July, 2017, 315 acres of vines at our Monte Bello, Lytton Springs, Geyserville, and East Bench vineyards are certified organic.
Join us as guest somm, Michael Foley, pours and shares insight on some of these special wines.
Grenache Blanc, Ridge Vineyards, Paso Robles '18
Chardonnay, Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains '17
Zinfandel, Ridge Vineyards, Ponzo, Russian River Valley '16
Cabernet Sauvignon, Ridge Vineyards, Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains '16
Zinfandel Red Blend, Ridge Vineyards, Geyserville, Alexander Valley '17
Reservations recommended, but not required. Walk-ins are always welcomed.