Random Ridge Winery

wines from the mount veeder appellation, napa, california

photo gallery


the vineyard in all seasons

southern view from the observation deck: San Francisco Bay and Mt. Tam

 western view, photo by Chris Clemente



pruning south side 2013


at 2200 feet, occasionally it snows


   vineyard in autumn

 photo by Chris Clemente


rainbow over Random Ridge

northeast view, checking out the cover crop, fescue & crimson clover


trusty Randy Rarick 9 foot custom pocket rocket


pruning in the snow











Bill a few years back


burning the prunings


cabernet firewood, mayacamas vineyards to the north


 whacking the cover crop, a master at work


zane hoeing 




harvest. full bins ready for the crusher


Emile hard at it


happy pickers make for better wine


great picking crew


perfectly ripe bins of Sangiovese grapes












 hard at work 



the homestead and environs

on the way to the ranch on cavedale road


 cavedale road at the driveway entrance

scarlet frittilaria (aka mission bells) on the ridge road 

bill and the boys posing at the gate; concrete sculpture by Mary Fuller McChesney


 walking down the vineyard path





 from the deck to the vineyard


april every year: blooming cherry tree and forget-me-nots


foundation work at the atelier




susan's heath tile


library and curios


wisteria and lilacs




the 1996 fire



firetrucks that saved the ranch- thank you! 


trees burnt after fire 

aerial fire

aerial view after fire

more photos in 'the Random Ridge story' and 'family' links

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