Great wines need ideal conditions. Santa Cruz Mountains wines benefit from perfectly poor soil, just the right amount of sunlight, and above all, a great view. Our goal here at Black Ridge is to produce wines that best express our exceptional vineyard. Plantings consist of multiple clones for most of the varietals, many of which are harvested, sorted, and fermented separately. The diversity of soil type and characteristics of each clone allow us to be selective when creating the ideal blend. We plan on remaining small since we value our wine being made with 100% estate grown fruit.


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The inherent, discernible attributes of our vineyard are reflected in each of our wines.  Our rich, floral whites and our concentrated, decadent reds showcase the unique character of the Black Ridge property. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

This ‘best of the best’ barrel selection leads with scents unique to classic Cabernets such as peppercorn, black pepper, blackberry, and game. An abundance of velvety tannins and modest acidity make for a hedonistic start, middle, and end to…

2012 San Andreas Red $65


Deep pale hue.  Inviting aromas of brioche, crème brûlée, ripe fig, and ripe apricot followed by subtle notes of mango, papaya, and tapioca.  Upon taste these elements persist and result in a vibrant, youthful texture…showcases this world class wine region…

2016 Chardonnay $40

This wine opens up with a brilliant, floral and fruity aroma.  Notes of mango, peach, apricot, and vanilla bean jump to the front while floral characters rest in the background.  Upon taste, elements of mango and peach are matched by subtle acidity and…

2015 Viognier $32

Beautiful aromas of ripe cherry, cloves, cola, pomegranate, anise, black pepper, and vanilla bean. Upon taste, these characters funnel into dried cherry, cranberry, anise, pomegranate, and cola notes. This wine has amazing texture…

2018 Pinot Noir $50


Brilliant aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, graphite, and nutmeg. After consumption, the flavors concentrate towards blackberry, boysenberry, and blueberry profile. The tannins are very refined and delicate, leading to a smooth…

2011 Petit Verdot $52

Intense scents of currant, blackberry, boysenberry, and bing cherry jump readily out of the glass. Once this wine enters the palate, it trends towards blackberry, boysenberry jam, bing cherry, and cranberry.


~ Bill Brosseau, winemaker

2015 Malbec $52

While a little shy at first, with aeration, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens up to nice oak spice, blueberry, blackberry, and cranberry notes. Abundant tannins and great structure make for a grand entrance into the flavor profile of…

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon $52

Deep purple hue. Intense notes of chocolate, currant, boysenberry and cured meat in the aroma profile. Upon taste, firm, ample tannins open up to a nice balance of dark fruits, cured meat, and a slight touch of cocoa.

2015 Cabernet Franc $52

Notes of lemon, pear, green fig, and vanilla bean comprise the aroma profile of this mountain Chardonnay. Flavors of pear and fig unite in the palate, leading to a hedonistic, butterscotch-like texture. This Chardonnay finishes…

Reserve Label: 2015 Cheryl’s Chardonnay $50

Dark red color, exhibiting a restrained nose of red cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, violet, jasmine, and rose petals. Upon taste, the seductive flavors of cherry jam, along with hints of spice, overwhelm the senses in an enjoyable way…

Reserve Label: 2015 Barn Block Reserve Pinot Noir

This rare and enticing Late Harvest Viognier was handcrafted from specially selected fruit on our estate, and gently harvested to maturity over an extended harvest season, providing exceptionally ripe fruit perfect for this decadent dessert wine.

Reserve Label: Blondie’s Late Harvest Viognier $29

2015 Merlot $52