Hi. I'm Chris Johnston. My wife Melody and I are the owners of Middle Ridge Winery in Idyllwild, California. I started this winery here in Idyllwild back in 2006. In my garage of all places. Since then, we have grown from 200 gallons a season to almost 2,000 cases of wine a year, still making the wine for our tasting room. We have grown this business into a small, boutique winery in the mountain village of Idyllwild. At 5,300' elevation it is a challenge to grow the grapes, but I buy excellent fruit to make really great award-winning wines.
My wife, Melody and I have put together a fantastic winery tasting room on the main street of Idyllwild complete with an art gallery showing off the talents of our local artists. We generally host live music on Fridays and Saturdays and support our local musical talent with some imports from time to time.
Come and hang out, enjoy some great wine, meet new friends while taking in the art from our local artists.