Ridge Wines

Years ago, when we were staying in Los Altos hills in California on the southern perimeter of San Francisco, we were taken to vìsit a local winery called Ridge.   Since then I have always kept my eye out for their wines, although seldom been able to afford them, not least because, to my knowledge, they are only available from a wine merchant in Southwold and our local branch of the Bottle Apostle.   So it was a pleasure when attending an event last night to celebrate – and consume – some of the world’s greatest wines to find that, in between the Louis Roederer champagne and the Chateau Lafite Rothschild, the main course was introduced by Hugh Johnson as being accompanied by Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 1991.


6 thoughts on “Ridge Wines

  1. Toshio Kusamitsu says:

    I thought I had one from Ridge Valley and found it in our wine cooler. It was a present from our friends. The wine merchant in Southward must be Adnams. I gather Simon has now retired from its chairman. I used to buy wines from them when I was in England.

  2. Is there no end to your expertises, Charles ?

    As Mr Kusmitsu says, it must be Adnams, run until recently by the wonderful Simon Loftus – a brilliant wine man, author of some very good books about Puligny Montrachet, Bordeaux, and his family history in Ireland, and probably the only Chairman of a major company who wore a gold earring !

  3. Philip Lewis says:

    Lucky you! As I understand it, Ridge have always tried to reach out to the British market, and their wines are also currently available at Berry Bros and, for instance, Majestic.

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