The Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains is proud to announce Russian Ridge Winery, a new winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
We had the wonderful opportunity to visit with Scott at Russian Ridge Winery this past Saturday. We arrived to a line up of 8 of their current releases. Typically in visiting with a new winery our hope is to find at least one star in the wines presented. We can honestly say that we would have been proud to feature any one of the 8 wines they were offering. Each wine had it’s own character and highlighted the varietals strengths. It was a tough choice but our final came down to 3 wines for our various clubs in our June shipment. They will include:
Red & White Club:
2011, Pinot Grigio, Nicolini Vineyard; 2011 Merlot, Mann Vineyard
Reds Only Club:
2011 Merlot, Mann Vineyard
Pinot Only Club:
2012 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains.
History of Russian Ridge Winery:
Russian Ridge is a small family owned winery producing less than 1,000 cases of wine annually. All of their fruit is sourced from single vineyards from thier Paso Robles Petit Sarah to our Berry Lane Chardonnay and Lower Chiles Valley Pinot Grigio from Napa Valley. Their Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon are from Santa Cruz Mountains fruit. Merlot and Petit Verdot both are from southern Santa Clara County. The vineyards share common night environments where the cool ocean breezes extend inland to cool the fruit at the end of a warm day. Their wines are made in small lots of 100 to 200 cases.
The tasting room is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. Location: 1001 Washington St. San Carlos.
About the Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains:
A few years back Santa Cruz Mountains wines were hard to find locally and impossible to find in other locations. Now Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains is bringing it to your door step and with style! Visit www.wineclubsantacruzmountains.com and join the most tasteful club Santa Cruz has to offer. Giving you first hand the opportunity of personally enjoying and giving as a gift, the art of the Mountains! We know how good these wines are and we are making it easy to get and give.
Shipments are hand selected with the choice of two or four bottles quarterly or annually. Included on the website and in each club shipment are recipes paired perfectly with the wines along with great wine gift ideas. Members receive 10% discount on all featured wines and club shipments.
Wine Club Benefits:
● 10% off on wines included in shipment
● Annual Wine Bottling and Potluck at a Santa Cruz Mountains Winery
● Tasting notes included in your shipment
● Wines are hand selected by professionals in the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Industry
● Shipments for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Let us remember….we will do it for you
● And….you tell us! We want your feedback, we are very customer based, make us a suggestion and if we can we will
make it happen
JOIN NOW! Call Wine Club of Santa Cruz at 831/477-0500 or go online at www.wineclubsantacruzmountains.com.
Shannon worked as the Director of Operations for the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrower’s Association for approximately 13 years. Shannon has brought wine events of all kinds to the area in an effort to excite interest in the local wines and food. She loves watching people from all over enjoying the region’s wine and witnessing the local vintners businesses grow and prosper.