A Cool Climate, Sparkling Wine Focused Vineyard & Tasting Room
12 Ridges is Virginia's highest altitude vineyard and Tasting Room
Our unique terroir of soil and an altitude above 3,300' lend themselves to extraordinary possibilities including European style Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Riesling, a Pinot Noir ideally suited for 12 Ridges, and magnificent sparkling wines.
Cool Climate & Sparkling Wines
Prior to our own grapes maturing, 12 Ridges will offer a variety of cool climate wines and sparkling wines from vineyards around the world with similar terroir as 12 Ridges. These wines have been carefully selected by Erin Scala, our sommelier consultant.
Erin has carefully crafted a menu of wines from award winning vineyards from cool climate regions including Alsace, Mosel, Alto Adige,
What are we doing at 12 Ridges?
Pruning in the Spring
Spring time means lots of work in the vineyards! Watch here as we give a first round of pruning to our cool-climate Chardonnay vines. This first round of pruning will slow the growth of our buds so that we run less of a risk of losing them to frost damage.
Did you know that 12 Ridges Vineyard has over 14,000 vines in the ground across four varieties of grapes? From Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, we've certainly got our work cut out for us, but we are thrilled to be harvesting our first fruit this summer.