Palo Alto Online News is reporting that Ridge president Donn Reisen was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday. A tribute from Ridge winemaker Paul Draper said Donn's gift of humor, and his ability to forge long lasting relationships, touched everyone he came into contact with. Hundreds of people across the world, inside and outside the wine world loved him. We will miss him. He left the world a better place for having lived.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Update: A more detailed report from SF Chronicle