Ridge Vineyards Wine Dinner

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.  

The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and a prominent member of San Francisco’s Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. 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. In the late 1940s, William Short bought the abandoned winery and vineyard and replanted several parcels to cabernet sauvignon. In the 1960s, new owners Dave Bennion, Hew Crane, Charlie Rosen, and Howard Ziedler, all Stanford research institute engineers, made a quarter-barrel of “estate” cabernet. That Monte Bello cabernet was 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.

The first zinfandel was made in 1964, from a small Nineteenth-Century vineyard farther down the ridge. The founding families reclaimed the Monte Bello terraces, increasing vineyard size from 15 to 45 acres. Ridge relies on nature and tradition rather than technology. Their 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. 

Please join us as we welcome John Olney for a dinner featuring the wines of Ridge Vineyards with a special menu crafted by chefs Mark Sullivan and Steven Pelas.


Diver Scallop Tartare
Poached Rhubarb, Nasturtium
Chardonnay, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains 2014

Veal Agnolotti
Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Parmigiano Reggiano
Merlot, Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains 2014
Petite Sirah, Estate, Dry Creek Valley 2014 

Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Pommes Dauphinois, SMIP Ranch Vegetables
Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains 2006

Artisan Cheese
Seasonal Accompaniments
Zinfandel, Geyserville, Alexander Valley 2014

The price of this experience is $240 per person. 

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May 28 - September 3

​​​​​​​Bacchus Management Group’s annual summer-long fundraising program, Summer of Rosé, raises money for one of Bacchus family’s favorite charitable organizations, Humanity Greater San Francisco. Habitat for is a local nonprofit that provides families in our community with a springboard to secure stable futures through affordable homeownership, financial literacy, and neighborhood.

To participate, all you have to do is drink rosé at any of Bacchus’s nine restaurants. Depending on the location, Bacchus will give back $1 per glass/$5 per bottle, or $2 per glass/$10 per bottle.


June 4 - June 10

In partnership with Imbibemagazine, Negroni Week is a weeklong festival fundraiser that raises money for charitable causes around the world. Bars and Restaurants throughout the Bay Area (and beyond) will be mixing up drinkable and edible variations of the classic cocktail – Campari, Gin, Sweet Vermouth. 

In celebration, sales from our Barrel-Aged Negroni will be given back to No Kid Hungry.

Click here for more about Negroni Week. Thank you for your support!