McNab Ridge Winery
McNab Ridge Winery is located in the town of Ukiah within the Mendocino AVA. John Parducci purchased the winery in 1999.
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The Parducci Family has one of the longest unbroken wine traditions in California. In 1912, Adolph Parducci immigrated to the United States. He soon had a thriving business selling grapes to other producers.
When the Prohibition was passed, Adolph and his son, John, continued to sell grapes to home winemakers under the Volstead Act. This law allowed any head of household to produce 200 gallons of wine a year for personal consumption. After Prohibition was repealed, John founded, owned, and operated Parducci Wine Cellars.
With over 7 decades in the industry, John continues to make wine at McNab Ridge with his grandson, Rich. In 2002, they hired Charlie Morris as the cellarmaster.
McNab Ridge Winery produces wines from several vineyards in the Mendocino AVA. These include Napoli Vineyard in McNab Valley, Castanon Vineyard and Chase Vineyard in Redwood Valley, Eagle Point Ranch and Cononiah Vineyard on the Talmage Benchland (hills east of Ukiah), and Crawford Ranch in McDowell Valley,
McNab Ridge’s current red wines include the 2005 ZinZilla, 1999 Mendotage (Bordeaux blend), 2003 Coro Mendocino (59% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah, and 2% Pinotage), 2004 Napoli Vineyard Pinotage, 2003 Zinfandel, 2003 Merlot, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 Petite Sirah, 2004 Cononiah Vineyard Zinfandel, 2004 Celebration Cuvee (55% Zinfandel, 35% Petite Sirah, and 10% Pinotage), 2005 Mistelle de Zinfandel, and Fred’s Red (blend of Zinfandel and Syrah).
The winery also makes several white wines including the 2005 Sauvignon Blanc, 2005 Chardonnay, 2005 Nieme Vineyard French Colombard, 2005 Muscat Canelli, 2005 Viognier, and Clyde’s White (blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc).