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Ridge Vineyards

  • 650 Lytton Springs Rd. Map It
  • Healdsburg
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Ridge stands tall among California wineries, and not merely because its 1971 Monte Bello Cab placed first in a 2006 Judgment of Paris rematch. The winery built its reputation on Cabernet Sauvignons, Zinfandels, and Chardonnays of unusual depth and complexity, but you'll also find blends of Rhône varietals. Ridge makes wines using grapes from several California locales—including the Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, and Paso Robles—but the focus is on single-vineyard estate wines, such as the exquisitely textured Lytton Springs Zinfandel blend from grapes grown near the tasting room. In good weather you can taste outside, taking in views of rolling vineyard hills while you sip. The $20 tasting option includes a pour of the top-of-the-line Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon blend from grapes grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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650 Lytton Springs Rd., off U.S. 101, Healdsburg, California, 95448, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Tastings $5–$20, tours $30–$40

Published 07/06/2016


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