Ridge Vineyards / Lytton Springs
Over 40 years ago, in 1962, Ridge made its first Monte Bello, and two years later, its first zinfandel. Since this time, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare vineyards where climate, soil, and varietal are ideally matched. Lytton Springs, in Sonoma County, became part of the Ridge estate in 1991. A quarter century's experience with this vineyard had convinced us that it was an exceptional piece of ground. At Lytton Springs, Ridge has built a sustainable winery, made of compacted rice straw bales. The walls covering the bales are made from a simple mixture of clay from the vineyard, sand, and straw. The Lytton Springs tasting room looks out on the old vines to the south, and into the barrel room to the east.
Zinfandel accounts for most of the production; cabernet sauvignon, syrah, grenache, carignane and chardonnay constitute the balance.
Tasting and Sales: Seven days a week
April – October
11am - 4pm: Monday – Thursday
11am - 5pm: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November – March
11am – 4pm: Daily
Located just north of the town of Healdsburg. Take Highway 101 to Lytton Springs Road, proceed west 1/2 mile to Chiquita Road. The winery is on the left at the corner.
We offer three unique tasting flights, "Single-Vineyard" ($5), "Estate Single-Vineyard" ($10), and "Estate Single-Vineyard w/ Monte Bello" ($20, and includes our flagship Monte Bello). Wine Club Members receive Estate and Single-Vineyard tastings complimentary.
Ticket to the Wine Road: Complimentary “Member Tasting” that features some of our single-vineyard winery exclusive zinfandels, a $5 value.
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, Master Card, Visa
Wine Type: Bordeaux Style Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mataro, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel
Facilities: Group Tours by Appointment, Open to the Public, Tasting Fee, Tours, Tours by Appointment,
Visit the website at: http://www.ridgewine.com
Jul 6, 2013-Jul 6, 2013
Jul 6, 2013-Jul 6, 2013
Location: 650 Lytton Springs Road
Contact: Sandy Johnson
Web site: http://www.ridgewine.com/Home
Details: Zins, Blends & BBQ @ Lytton Springs Date: 7/6/2013 11am - 5pm Members: complimentary (up to 4 RSVPs) Public: tickets for sale $30/person RSVP by July 3rd Join us for a tantalizing exploration of this country's regional barbecue paired perfectly with our zinfandels! Menu: Station 1 - Texas Texas style slow smoked brisket, Jesse's jalapeņo-corn spoon bread, west Texas BBQ sauce Station 2 - Kansas City dry rubbed baby back ribs, KC style tomato-molasses bbq sauce, potato salad Station 3 - North Carolina pulled pork sliders - apple cider-chile BBQ sauce, old fashioned North Carolina slaw on an soft white roll don't get any more N.C. than this! Station 4 - St. Louis boneless pork spare ribs, St. Louis style, slow cooked in sauce smokey baked beans Station 5 - California BBQ tri tip, Santa Maria style salsa, corn tortillas Station 6 - Memphis dry rubbed and smoked pork shoulder, sauce on the side, mac & cheese