Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Donn Reiser, President of Ridge, found dead

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


Cdurzy said...

This was very sad news for all the wineries to receive yesterday at our SF Trade Tasting. Donn will be missed. Our hearts go out to Donn's family, Wilma and everyone else at Ridge during this dificult time.