A Winery Born in the Pines
When winemaker Chris Johnston envisioned starting a boutique winery, he was away from the hassles of everyday city life amid the tall pines and sweet smelling cedars of the popular artist community of Idyllwild, California. The friendliness of the small town inspired Chris to bring people together through the enjoyment of handcrafted, artisan Idyllwild wine. He traveled to vineyards all over California in search of the perfect grapes for Middle Ridge Winery. Today, the wine is made in Temecula, and the original Innovation Lab in Idyllwild continues to be the source of new ideas. A down-to-earth approach to wine and the people who enjoy it makes Middle Ridge wine the perfect match for every conversation.
You can taste Middle Ridge wines at the Crush & Brew in Old Town Temecula, Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe in Idyllwild, and special events in Idyllwild and in selected restaurants. You can also buy Middle Ridge wine on this website as well as sign up for our wine club.
Follow Chris as he creates great wines and shares his adventures. Join Middle Ridge Winery on Facebook and YouTube. Or send us your email address at WineTalk@MiddleRidge.com and we will let you know what’s new at Middle Ridge and in the world of wine.