Winemaker friend wins top award





The World Master’s of Wine have bestowed the “Winemaker’s Winemaker of 2013” on our old friend Paul Draper. Click on the hotlink – his name – to see his photo and read all about him. He and his wife Maureen, a concert Pianist, own a home in Hailey, Idaho. Paul Draper . “… As chief winemaker at Ridge Vineyards in California since 1969, Paul was chosen as the recipient of this year’s award by a panel that comprised Master of Wine winemakers from all over the world and the previous winners of the award.

Paul said: “This honour means so much to me because of my respect for the Masters of Wine – and most especially for the winemakers among them, who have such a breadth of knowledge of wine as well as expertise in my chosen vocation.” (

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