Happy New Year and a heartfelt thank you from Peter, Debbie, Bo and the entire Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant team for your support and patronage in 2018! We have an exciting line-up for the first half of 2019. Check out the calendar below, or check us out anytime at www.fpwm.com.
On Wednesday January 16th, from 4:30 to 7:30, we are thrilled to present TWO rare flights from Ridge Vineyards with Sales Manager, Christina Donley.
The history of Ridge Monte Bello begins in 1885, when Doctor Osea Perrone purchased 180 acres on Monte Bello Ridge. In 1892, the winery was constructed and what would become the legendary Monte Bello wine, was born. Prohibition impeded production in the 1920s, and the winery was abandoned mid-century. It was later purchased by four Stanford University scientists in 1959, and in 1962, Ridge Monte Bello was released again!
Paul Draper joined Ridge Vineyards as winemaker in 1969 and shaped not only Ridge Winery, but winemaking history in California. To this day, Draper remains involved in the day-to-day operations of the winery. He has received many distinguished accolades throughout his career including “Man of the Year” from Decanter magazine and "Distinguished Service Award" from Wine Spectator magazine (both awarded in 2000). In 2005, he received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the German wine magazine, Wein Gourmet.
The very impressive history of Ridge Vineyards is best documented on their website: https://www.ridgewine.com/
Please join us for a very rare set of flights, as we were lucky enough to convince the winery to release some incredible older vintages, and learn more about Ridge’s profound history with Sales Manager Christina Donley.
We will offer TWO flights for your enjoyment:
The Zinfandel Flight: $28 (Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant Club Member's price $24)
2012 Ridge Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California
Retail: $32, Glass $12
2014 Ridge Geyserville, Sonoma County, California
Retail: $48, Glass $16
2016 Ridge Zinfandel, Ponzo Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California
Retail: $35, Glass $13
2016 Ridge Zinfandel, Pagani Ranch, Sonoma County, California
Retail: $44, Glass $15
2016 Ridge "Lytton Springs" Zinfandel Blend, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Retail: $44, Glass $15
The Monte Bello Flight: $50 for one ounce of each vintage, $95 for two ounces of each vintage. (Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant club member's price $45 and $90)
1995 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains, California $500
2005 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains, California $325
2006 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains, California $275
All wines purchased for retail will be offered at a 15% discount off the retail price.