A half century of Ridge Monte Bello

Paul and Maureen Draper

See also Ridge – a California exception, an account of celebrations of the winery’s half-century published in 2010. 

One of the reasons we spent so long at the fair that is New York is so that I could stay long enough to celebrate the release of the 2012 vintage, representing the 50th anniversary, of the American wine I admire most of all, Ridge Vineyards’ top bottling Monte Bello. The handsome leaflet produced to celebrate this half century included my favourite photograph to be found blown up on the bare wooden walls of the Ridge winery, the one shown here of...