Lavender Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Lavender Ridge Vineyard and Winery


Lavender Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Lavender Ridge’s tasting room sets itself apart from many of the areas’ offerings in two big ways. The answer is not only in the name, it’s also in their incredible cheese parings. Lavender Ridge, the labor of love owned and operated by Rich and Siri Gilpin, offers an incredible assortment of lavender fare — baked goods, dishes, jams, cookbooks, you name it — as well as an artisan cheese market in addition to ten of their very own masterfully crafted wines.
 
 
 
Rich studied Enology at UC Davis and has put his education, as well as his 25 years of experience in the wine industry, to good use, crafting incredible wines from a fine selection of varietals. Current offerings (at modest prices) include:

  • 2010 Cotes du Calaveras Blanc
  • 2009 Viognier
  • 2009 Roussanne
  • 2010 Grenache Rose
  • 2009 Grenache (SOLD OUT)
  • 2009 Mourvedre
  • 2008 Cotes du Calaveras
  • 2008 Syrah
  • 2008 Petite Sirah
  • 2009 Vin Doux Dessert Wine

Their tasting room offers some unique experiences in addition to sampling their wines. Wine expert, Ron Morris, is available (by reservation) for private tastings and to educate inquiring minds and discerning palates about the characteristics of Rhone varietal wines. For a true treat, pair the sumptuous wines with cheese from the Lavender Ridge Cheese Market and lavender infused goodies. Their lavender is available to sample and purchase in culinary and therapeutic forms and their unique cheeses, exciting condiments, and charcuterie are ready to enjoy for a picnic in nearby Murphys Community Park at

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Lavender Ridge Vineyard and Winery

WHAT: Lavender Ridge Vineyard Tasting Room
WHEN: Daily from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
WHERE: 425 A Main Street, Murphys, CA