Lavender Ridge Vineyard (California)

+1 209-736-2305 P.O. Box 329
Altaville, CA 95221
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Rich and Siri Gilpin are the owners and operators of Lavender Ridge Vineyard. Rich has a BS degree in Enology from the University of Davis, CA. He has 20 years of experience in the wine industry and comes from a background of making wine for reputable wineries in Healdsburg, Napa and the Sierra Foothill regions of California. Rich and Siri both have a passion for organic farming and the use of herbs in the culinary arts, including the use of lavender in special dishes they have created. You'll have to visit them at their tasting room to find out more details. "We hope you decide to try our wines. We are confident you will be impressed!" - Rich & Siri – Description from dvoristanac

Varietals Produced by Lavender Ridge Vineyard (California) View all

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

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  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

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  • Like Zinfandel, Petite Sirah is primarily a California wine: the Golden State’s long, sunny growing seasons are necessary to ripen Petite Sirah’s substantial tannins and reveal its rich blackberry flavors. The wine’s structure, fruit and inky color make it an excellent blending partner for Zinfandel, red Rhône varieties and even Cabernet Sauvign... Read More

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  • France may have established that the grapes of Bordeaux go very well together, but that essential blend can now be found in excellent wines worldwide, from South Africa to Washington State.California does particularly well with the black grapes of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. California Bordeaux ... Read More

    From the article Top 15 California Bordeaux Blend Wines Under $125


  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Viognier Sierra Foothills 2007

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    As most wines from Lavender Ridge - superb! If the winemaker is still Gilpin, he has a way with the grape! Read More

    Wine review by mac24x7


  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Cótes du Calaveras Blanc 2009

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  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Vin Doux 2007

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    Superb!!! Definately will rebuy. Read More

    Wine review by RedRobinRose


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  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Cotes du Calaveras Sierra Foothills 2006

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    What a find! I only wish they would ship their wines to the east coast. :( This is a wonderful wines to drink with food or with out. I even found this to be an amazing pairing with some 60% dark chocolate. Seriously! If you get to visit the winery, you can taste them with cheese pairings of their own artisinal cheeses that they make on premi... Read More

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  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Cótes du Calaveras Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by LisetteNoelpaj


  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Cotes du Calaveras Sierra Foothills 2006

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  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Vin Doux 2007

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