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Outdoor tastings!

IT’S HAPPENING!

Finally! It is time to taste some wine! We are so excited to announce that we’ve gotten approval to serve wine tastings outdoors in our new parklet patio! We are beyond thrilled to see you all again and we ask you to take note of our new normal.

Reservations are strongly encouraged. We will reserve 45 minutes for guests to complete their tasting. We respectfully ask that you be mindful of this time. Guests must be at least 21 years of age. You may call us  at 650-851-9690 or visit our Facebook page to make a reservation. 

This wine tasting flight will include five different wines with 1 oz servings of each. Some of our precautions for COVID – 19 prevention make this service unique from past wine tastings. In this case, the tasting will take place outdoors on our parklet patio. The entire flight will be served in recyclable, single use cups all at once to minimize contact with our staff. Please note that we will host 4 people maximum for each reservation.

Walk-up guests will be served when possible on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to visit on Sunday during the farmer’s market so there will be other activities within walking distance while you wait!

Wine by the glass is not available at this time, but we encourage you to take a bottle home!

Yes, our walk – up window will be open for to go orders as well!

Tasting room hours
Saturday from 12 – 4 pm
Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm

Please feel free to respond to this message to place an order in advance, reach out to winery@russianridge.us,
or call us at 650-851-9690.


Guests should wear a mask over the nose and mouth when not wine tasting. With all due respect, our staff do not shake hands or exchange physical greetings. Please maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and anyone outside of your household. Please stay home if you are feeling symptomatic – we will be happy to reschedule your appointment. 

Our New Normal

Hello Russian Ridge Wine Club Members,

As a business founded by a family of retired nurses, we are very conscious of the importance of social distancing and flattening the curve. As shopkeepers, and customer service agents, we want to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. So, it is with this conviction that we have made the difficult decision to delay our wine club month this month and those going forward. 

Out of an abundance of caution, and to mitigate visits to the tasting room, we will have our next wine club month in May 2020. 

Going forward, our wine club months will be as follows: February, May, August, November.  

For the month of April 2020, we will observe reduced hours for to-go orders only in the tasting room. The carry out window will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 pm. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this change to our wine club or tasting room operations, please feel free to reach out to us. We hope to see you all again soon and most of all we wish you good health.

Spring Update

We are pleased to announce our wines have won some new awards. The San Francisco International Competition: Double Gold 2015 Concerto, Silver 2015 Cabernet Franc Silver 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze 2017 Chardonnay Bronze 2016 Barbera Reserva Bronze 2015 Pinot Noir The San Francisco Chronicle Competition: Gold 2016 Zinfandel Silver 2016 Concerto Silver 2017 Chardonnay Silver 2016 Cabernet Franc Silver 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Silver 2016 Merlot Bronze 2016 Petite Sirah Bronze 2016 Malbec

We have racked the 2017 and 2018 wines and put them to rest.

We will be bottling our 2017 Barbera, Rose of Barbera, Syrah and 2018 Chardonnay at the end of April.

Second Annual Horsepower Car Show Saturday Sept. 8th.

The Industrial Arts Business Assoc. is hosting the second annual Horsepower Car Show on Saturday the 8th of Sept. Last year we had 135 cars participate. We are expecting more this year. Stroll down the closed streets with a craft beverage and peruse an eclectic array of machines from early 30’s to current releases of some very fine performance cars. Last year a popular item from last years was when all the cars started up their engines at the same time. Static Thunder! There will also be a kid zone, food trucks, beverage booth,  multiple vendor booths, and a lot of happy people. Check out the Facebook page for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/industrial+arts+horsepower+car+show/keywords_search

Mid Peninsula Wine Trail

Mid Peninsula Wine Trails Mid Summers Wine Walk is this weekend!  Experience 5 wineries all within one block of each other. Domenico, Flying Suitcase, Russian Ridge, Old County Cellars Saturday & Sunday, and Zoetic (on Saturday only). Domenico opens at 11.am and Old County Cellars closes at 5:30 the others are noon to 5pm.  We are open from noon to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Come and see what San Carlos Wineries have to offer.

 

Walk the Mid Peninsula Wine Trail

4 Amazing San Carlos Wineries
18 Award Winning Wines
2018 SF Chronical Wine Competition

All in a stroll around the block!

Russian Ridge Winery is happy to open our doors an hour early along with Flying Suitcase Wines, Dominico Winery, and Old County Cellars to serve up the best on the peninsula!

April 28 & 29 from 11 am – 5 pm.

Now including two local vendors! You’ll get the chance to shop sea glass jewelry and upcycled totes while you choose the wine for your weekend or pick out a Mother’s Day gift!

Winewalk april 28 in RR

24 Carat Count Down

24 Carat Count Down

Russian Ridge Winery and Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith are partnering to bring you a golden opportunity.

Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith has generously made available 24 gift cards, valued at $500 each, for the first Russian Ridge Winery customers to purchase 24 bottles of wine.

Ask about the details soon because once this limited amount of cards is gone, the count down ends!

Limit one gift card per customer.

24K Countdown

April is Wine Club Pick up Month!

April is pick up month! Spring into the Tasting Room for our 2016 Barbera and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a rosy red array that will make your heart blossom. Remember, at any time in the month of April, you receive an additional 5% off on top of your club discount on all wine purchases.

MONTHLY SPECIAL

You may have heard about the 24 Carat Count Down, but it is now down to the 18 Carat Count Down! It’s such a good deal, this is practically a heist! Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith has generously made available 24 gift cards, valued at $500 each, for the first Russian Ridge Winery customers to purchase 24 bottles of wine. Get yours before the rest are gone!

Mid Peninsula Wine Trail

We are proud to members of the Mid Peninsula Wine Trail. The Mid Peninsula Wine Trail is happy to announce that on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23 will be having our first Wine Trail Weekend. On Saturday, at least five neighborhood wineries will be pouring and on Sunday, all eight wineries will be pouring from noon to 5pm. This is a great opportunity to get to know your local wineries. All within walking distance. How great is that? Save your self a 2.5 hour ride north to Napa or Sonoma. We are right here in your neighborhood. Uber/Lyft in and home for a no hassle day. Pick up a copy of Edible Silicon Valley Summer edition while you are out tasting. Come and see what San Carlos Wineries have to offer and then enjoy dinner downtown San Carlos.

Current Winery Events

Saturday April 22nd we will be pouring at the Los Gatos Wine Walk.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-gatos-spring-wine-walk-2017-tickets-31615547955

Saturday May 6th from 12 to 1pm we will be co-hosting a stop with Devils Canyon brewing for a car club. 75 to 80 cars expected.

Sunday May 21st we will be pouring at Runnymede for the
Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting.

Silicon Valley Wine Auction 2017

Saturday June 3rd we will be pouring at the Menlo Park Wine Walk.

Taste of the Mountains – Menlo Park

Sunday June 11th We will be pouring at the San Carlos Wine Stroll.
https://sancarloschamber.org/