Ridge Vineyards / Lytton Springs
60 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
10am – 4pm, by appointment
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 our Lytton Springs Estate tasting daily, for $20 per person. Dog are welcome, on leash. No one under 21 years of age, including infants.
Ticket to the Wine Road: Complimentary “Member Tasting” that features some of our single-vineyard winery exclusive zinfandels, a $20 value.
Wine Types: Blended Red Wines, Bordeaux Style Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mataro, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Red Field Blend, Rhone Style Blends, Rhone Style Red Blend, Rhone Style White Blend, Rose, Syrah, Zinfandel
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, Master Card, Visa
Facilities: Charging station, Group Tours by Appointment, Open by Appointment Only, Reservations required, Sustainably farmed, Tasting Fee, Winery/Vineyard Tours by Appointment, Wireless Internet
Visit our website: http://www.ridgewine.com/