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Does VinoVisit charge my Credit Card?
You will NEVER see a charge from VinoVisit on your Credit Card statement resulting from a reservation that you book. We do however, allow the wineries where you are booking events to charge through our system. You will see a separate charge from each winery where you book an event.
You may see a charge on your card from VinoVisit if the event host chooses to use our payment gateway. In these instances, we charge your card on behalf of the host. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable even when VinoVisit is not charging your credit card. Please reach out to the Event Host if you have any questions regarding the event.
How is the "Due Today" amount determined?
Each event is setup differently. Some wineries choose to charge for all or some of the event price at the time of booking while others may choose to charge at the time of the event. The amount Due Today will include the costs of all events which are setup to charge the day of booking.
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The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside at 2,600’, is Ridge's current production facility.
In 1959 Dave Bennion and his three partners, all Stanford Research Institute engineers, purchased the property and made a quarter-barrel of "estate" cabernet. That Monte Bello Cabernet proved to be among California's finest wines of the era. Its quality and distinctive character convinced the partners to re-bond the winery in time for the 1962 vintage.
In 1969, Paul Draper joined the partnership. A Stanford graduate in philosophy—recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile's coast range—he was a practical winemaker, not an enologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward "hands off" approach pioneered at Ridge. Though born in the early sixties to the post-Prohibition world of modern California winemaking, Ridge relies on nature and tradition rather than technology. Our approach is straightforward: find intense, flavorful grapes; intrude upon the process only when necessary; draw the fruit's distinctive character and richness into the wine.
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Estate Tasting appointments are available seven days a week at 11am and 2pm. These semi-private, seated tastings feature a 5-wine flight of our Single-Vineyard Estate wines, which includes the current release of our flagship Monte Bello, followed by a short vineyard walk (weather permitting). Participation is limited to adults only, age 21 and over. For groups larger than 8 guests, private tasting options may exist. Ridge Members receive 20% off tasting fees. Please call us at 408.868.1320 to inquire about large group tastings.
Move / Cancellation Policy
You may move or cancel your reservation up to 24 hours before the event without charge.