At Ridge they begin with respect for the natural process that transforms fresh grapes into wine, and for the 19th century model of guiding that process with minimal intervention.
When you have great vineyards that produce high-quality grapes of distinct, individual character, this approach is not only environmentally and socially responsible, it's also the best way to consistently make fine wine.
They believe in sustainability. Sustainability can be summarized as a system that is sensitive to the environment, responsible to the community, and economically feasible to implement and maintain.
These three principles provide a framework and direction to guide our decision making. Sustainability is an ever-changing target, even a state of mind: improvements can always be made to lessen one's impact on the planet.