Random Ridge Winery

wines from the mount veeder appellation, napa, california

                                                                                                                                     photo by Chris Clemente

         Winegrower/poet/surfer Bill Hawley began to pioneer Random Ridge in 1980. At the end of a remote fire road at 2200 feet on California's stunning Mount Veeder, he built a house for his young family with recycled lumber. The next year he cleared and planted a 10-acre vineyard right on the Napa-Sonoma County ridgeline. Today from the home and vineyard the views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay still dazzle the southern horizon and the sun sets over Sonoma Mountain. The vineyard's intense fruit now yields a limited production of exceptional wines that are spicy, extracted, and rich: "wines with alti-dude."  

        Emile (with machete), Zane, and Bill Hawley 1985


                                                      a few decades later

                                                         northeast vineyard view w/tepee

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Mt. Veeder Appellation Spring Wine Tasting

Come to the 20th Anniversary of the Mt. Veeder AVA at the Spring Wine Tasting in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 16, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Taste and purchase rare wines from 22 Mt. Veeder wineries at the beautiful and historic Presidio Golden Gate Club.
You will also enjoy food pairings from Winery chefs, with an assortment of cheese, charcuterie and Bouchon breads.
Advance tickets are $55 each (thru April 15).
Tickets at the door are $75 (on April 16).
To purchase tickets, click here:
or call 707-266-1296.
DON'T MISS OUT! This is a very rare opportunity to taste the wines from Mt. Veeder all in one place, many of which are hard to find. We look forward to seeing you there!

finally: precipitation!

stepped out to do a rain dance and got snow instead





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