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Ridge Vineyards

Paul Draper to retire

Ridge Vineyards’ winemaker and chief executive, Paul Draper, is set to retire from the Santa Cruz estate it has been announced.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Five wines you never knew were ‘natural’

We round up a handful of wines that are delicious, varied, and do without any manipulative cellar techniques – but don’t class themselves as “natural”.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 3 Comments »

American oak not inferior to French

A Rioja masterclass in London proved that, despite the greater expense, French oak doesn’t always give better results than American barrels.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 1 Comment »

Paul Draper: Great wines are made with very straightforward techniques

Paul Draper of California’s Ridge Vineyards talks to Patrick Schmitt about his non-interventionist approach; why American oak can be superior to French, and his reasons for adopting ingredient labelling.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 1 Comment »

Ridge opts for ingredient labeling

Ridge Vineyards has opted for ingredient labeling to promote its non-interventionist approach and encourage greater transparency in winemaking.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Paul Draper crowned the 2013 Winemakers’ Winemaker at ProWein

Californian legend Paul Draper has been named the 2013 Winemakers’ Winemaker by the Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business.

Monday, March 25th, 2013 2 Comments »

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