We began Owl Ridge Wines to take advantage of the high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grown in Sonoma County. Winemaker Joe Otos uses 100% French oak and winemaking techniques that preserve the intensity of the fruit flavors. The resulting wines are big, but balanced.
We have now reached the point where our wines have begun to achieve the recognition they deserve. Owl Ridge Wines was voted “Best New Winery” at the 2006 Wine Literary Awards Tasting. This is a significant honor because more than 80 wine writers voted in a secret ballot at a tasting that had 1000 wines.
We have also now won 18 gold medals in the last year at major competitions. This includes two “Best of Class” awards.
Placements at restaurants and fine wine outlets are beginning and will be listed on this website from time-to-time.
We have also just begun publicizing our wine club – you will find the description and an application form on this site. We expect to have some fun with the wine club by including interesting one-of-a-kind bottlings. We will also include some wines from our sister company, Willowbrook Cellars.
Finally, we are starting a monthly newsletter. The first issue will be out soon. If you are interested in keeping up with what is going on and seeing some special offers, sign up for our mailing list on this site.