Mark has been with Ridge Vineyards since 1998 and is responsible for the company's day-to-day operations. Working with the executive team, Mark is focused on insuring Ridge continues its tradition of producing exceptional single vineyard wines while at the same time insuring its financial success. Mark is Vice President of ZAP and has served on the ZAP Board since 2008. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley where he earned a B.A. in Economics. After graduating from Berkeley he continued on to MIT and earned an M.S. in Management from the school's Sloan School of Management.

Prior to joining Ridge, Mark was CEO of two successful silicon Valley software companies. A native Carlifornian, Mark grew up in Palo Alto and became passionate about fine wine as a young adult. He ill always remember his first trip up Monte Bello road to taste wine at Ridge and enjoy a picnic lunch there with friends on a beautiful summer afternoon.

  • Mark Vernon