Philo Ridge Vineyards

707-895-3036 14125 Highway 128
Boonville, CA 95415
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Welcome to Philo Ridge Winery Situated up a 5.33 mile dirt road sits Philo Ridge Vineyards. This is where Fred R. Buonanno and Heather A. McKelvey decided to plant their roots, so to speak, and begin their venture into the wine business. We had looked at properties for over 4 years and had actually been in escrow twice before we found our slice of paradise. Looking at property on almost every weekend, internet searches, help from our friend and realtor Mike Dacey all to no avail. One Sunday evening we returned home and by chance Fred looked in the Sunday classified section of the SF Chronicle. There under the heading of Farms and Ranches was a five line ad for a FSBO, For sale by owner. It described a 40+ acre property with a vineyard and room to plant more. We called that evening and made arrangements to meet the next Saturday. We met Urs and Dolores the owners of the property about half way up the road. He said, “you're going to drive that car up the road”? So I replied very simply “if this car Read more »

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  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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