Middle Ridge Winery
Middle Ridge Winery evolved from Chris and Melody Johnston’s appreciation of creativity and craftsmanship, and from their commitment to bringing people together through the enjoyment of handcrafted, artisan wine. Their philosophy is simple: to have a conversation with everyone who comes in contact with the winery. This theme is expressed in the winery’s tagline “ … when the conversation is as important as the wine.”
A successful entrepreneur and data communications expert, Chris follows his winemaking passion by carefully selecting grapes and closely monitoring the wine through the fermentation and ageing processes. Anyone who meets Chris knows that all you have to do is ask him a question about wine and you will get nuggets of information. From a treatise on corks to the shape of wine bottles, Chris shares his love of wine and invites everyone to taste, talk and enjoy.
Co-founder Melody manages the day-to-day business of the winery, from coordinating special events and wine club activities to overseeing the website. Her extensive management and marketing experience in the restaurant and retail industries, and her more recent years in education, are the basis of her commitment to a down-to-earth, personal approach to enjoying and learning about wine.
With their unique entrepreneurial spirit and love of good wine and conversation, Chris and Melody are a team focused on producing the best wines and wine experience for their many customers and friends.
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Listing Title: Middle Ridge Winery