Calzada Ridge

About

We focus on one varietal and strive to bring the finest example of viognier with the truest expression of our fruit. Calzada Ridge Viognier maintains a consistently elegant, restrained and distinctive style.

Location Description

Located in the Santa Ynez Valley AVA in Santa Barbara County.

Features

  • Viognier made in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Winemaker

Richard Harris

History

Calzada Ridge Vineyard was established in 1997 by Richard & Pamela Harris. Calzada Ridge is a pristine gem situated on a ridge in the southeastern section of the Santa Ynez Valley AVA. It is dedicated soley to the Rhone varietal, Viognier, and produces hand crafted wine in a very limited amount from this single, exceptional vineyard.

Richard & Pamela Harris moved to Santa Ynez in 1996 to escape a lifetime in the motion picture industry. Richard has garnered numerous accolades and awards for his many and varied projects from an Emmy award for the critically acclaimed “Indictment, The McMartin Trial” to an Academy Award for Film Editing the blockbuster film "Titanic.” Pamela was the Associate Producer on “Titanic” and was nominated for an Oscar herself for producing the visual effects in the movie "Cliffhanger.” Their combined credits include films as diverse as “Ghostbusters 2,” "L.A. Story," "Terminator 2," "The Bodyguard," “True Lies,” "Fletch," "The Bad News Bears (the original!)" “Downhill Racer” and "The Candidate" to name a few.

Practices & Techniques

The same painstaking, loving detail they brought to their craft has been transferred to the winemaking venture on Calzada Ridge. Upon seeing the perfectly situated, slightly hilly, rocky soiled site, it was Richard’s dream to create a wine he and Pamela would love to drink themselves. He personally tends the vineyard and oversees all aspects of its operation. Everything is done by hand and no pesticides or other chemicals are used.

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Address

Calzada Ridge Rd
Santa Ynez, California 93460
United States

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