McNab Ridge Winery’s tasting room on Highway in Hopland is a comfortable, elegant space in an updated historic building. The newly redecorated tasting room also includes a dog-friendly back patio with firepit. Here you can sample various Mendocino County-grown and produced wines, from the McNab Ridge Family Reserve to “Fun Bunch” favorites like Zinzilla. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet a McNab dog!
Rich Parducci, the renowned winemaker crafting McNab Ridge Wines, has been inspired by his family’s generations-long history of producing excellent wines. He works alongside a small but dedicated team of experts to craft the finest possible expressions of Mendocino County’s terroir. Rich puts an emphasis on sustainable practices in order to guarantee that each vintage is as honest and place-specific as possible.
Rich is known for creating delicate, balanced wines exhibiting their individual varietal characteristics while being exceptionally food friendly. His approach to winemaking combines four generations of knowledge with modern technology and mindful stewardship of the land to capture Mendocino’s unique character in every bottle.
The grandson of Mendocino County’s legendary winemaking patriarch John Parducci, Rich brings a lifetime of experience, starting with working in the winery that his great-grandfather Adolph Parducci founded in 1932. He remembers working on the bottling line at Parducci when he was 12.
After graduating from California State University Fresno with a degree in enology in 1992, Rich went home and began working at Parducci Winery with his grandfather as a mentor. In the 1990s, John and Rich left the winery after it changed ownership.
A year later, Rich joined his grandfather’s newly-established team of experts in order to build upon the family legacy of winemaking excellence.
Rich and his grandfather’s team worked together to produce unique, high-quality wines. Sourcing locally grown grapes from nearby vineyards, they strived to create unforgettable bottles that continue to exceed expectations. This is a tradition that continues to this day
Rich explains, “All the grapes we use for McNab Ridge Wines come from local growers, including connections Grandpa brought with him when he joined McNab.”
McNab Ridge Winery is a testament to the Parducci family’s continued passion for winemaking excellence. The team at McNab Ridge invites you to come by and experience the fruits of their labor firsthand!