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Ridge Vineyards

17100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014-5435
+1 408-867-3233
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Well-maintained beautiful estate on a hill producing fine single-vineyard wines

"Monte Bello" is one of two beautiful estates owned by Ridge Vineyards. You can buy famous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Average wine - miserly wine tasting

Don't bother, long trip for worst wine tasting I have ever attended. Arrived early told to wait... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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17100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014-5435

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Reviewed 1 week ago

"Monte Bello" is one of two beautiful estates owned by Ridge Vineyards. You can buy famous Zinfandel ($40.00) at the shop there. Note that this zinfandel is produced in the other estate (Lytton Springs) so you may want as well to buy Cabernet ($60.00) produced...More

Thank takafumik952
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Don't bother, long trip for worst wine tasting I have ever attended. Arrived early told to wait outside for 40 minutes in 90 degree heat although the A/C lounge area inside was free. Finally allowed in to a sip of white wine and tour of...More

Thank winnipegnowoz
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Ridge in Sonoma county was on our list to visit but when friends we stopped to see in San Jose said they were wine club members here and wanted an outing, we drove up for the afternoon.The place is quite nice for its views but...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I'd read lots of reviews about the drive here; honestly if you are European this is a breeze, wide roads up a winding hill. If you are used to American roads it may be a little more challenging, but certainly not a reason to visit....More

Thank Livesbythec
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place to visit. Good wine. Drive is a bit windy but clean air, blue skies, friendly people and very nice location.

Thank C9777CGjohnc
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were unaware that there were any vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains until our daughter informed us of her visit to Ridge Vineyards. We decided to pack a picnic lunch and go visiting. I contacted Ridge by email to see if we could visit...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We purchased a "Passport" book for free wine tastings at many Santa Cruz Wineries. We went to 4 wineries and this review is for Ridge Vineyards only - the only winery with such rules. Staff was very polite as they told us their rules for...More

Thank Travelingpat2013
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Ridge wines are amongst the top wines around California, there is no doubt. The tasting we attended showed us the great quality of some of their wines. Whether a fresh crisp white, the rose (a new edition to their selection) or any of the excellent...More

Thank Lothar56
Reviewed 4 June 2017

First and foremost, Ridge wines are world know and some of the best from California. Their Montebello, a blend of cabernet, merlot and sometimes Cab Franc is one of the wines that put California on the world stage. I get an allocation every year. But...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The tasting room was in the weeds. The weather was great too. We were standing around because there was no space at the tasting counter. Wonderful host, Ashley, brought out the tasting menu and offered flights on the fly as...More

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23 May 2016|
Response from Jennie P | Reviewed this property |
He can't attend a tasting, but there is a picnic area where he'd be welcome.