Archive for the Tag 'David Gates'


Ridge’s Winemaking Philosophy with David Gates

Minimal Intervention ~ Maximum Attention, … That’s a Paul Draper quote, by the way. Even though “Minimal Intervention ~ Maximum Attention” flowed easily from V.P. Of Vineyard Operations David Gates in conversation, he was quick to tell me, when I said that’s a great title, that those words belong to Paul Draper. (Off to an […]


Historic Vineyard Society

This is a group, even though I’m not involved, that’s near and dear to my heart. With my involvement on behalf of Petite Sirah, and PS being a heritage grape variety, I get what this group is doing… Preservation and historical relevance, I can dig that. I’ve been fighting hard for the last nine years […]


My Dear, Deer Prefer Petite, It’s not just we who do…

FUN FACT: Being in an old Zinfandel vineyard with David Gates, Paul Draper’s VP of Vineyard Operations at Ridge Vineyard and winery in Dry Creek Valley, we walked past a “thin” vine. It was obviously ravaged by something, and just didn’t have the same full foliage on long canes that drip downward like the rest […]