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Ledge Vineyards




Mark Adams
February 26, 2020 | Mark Adams

Twilight on the Frozen Lake

North wind about to break
On footprints in the snow
Silence down below
You're beautiful beyond words
You're beautiful to me
You can make me cry
Never say goodbye...


Hello Again,

Quick report from our trip to Michigan: We had a few excellent wine dinners and caught up with a great many friends up there. We had one dinner at The Wrought Iron Grill in Owosso, and another at The Soup Spoon in Lansing. Thanks to all who participated. The below photo is on Reeds Lake in east Grand Rapids, where if you look closely you can see a light green hue. That there is a golfing green. I thought we were crazy playing tree golf back on the ranch. These guys play on this frozen lake and use ice-fishing devices to carve out the holes. Unfortunately I didn't get to play, but the visit was a good one and I look forward to visiting you all again.

Stay Tuned for Ledgefest updates and more. Our next update is March 4th. Bien Nacido is in bottle and wine club is OPEN. Email us for details on how to get the wines

Until next time, stay cool.

Time Posted: Feb 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM Permalink to Twilight on the Frozen Lake Permalink
Mark Adams
February 19, 2020 | Mark Adams

Have You Any Wool?

Get ready for a boat load of sheep and alpaca photos. These guys rule. Mom took the photo below. We were preparing our wine club offer today, so we need to put the sheep photos on the back burner for now. Rest assured there are many, many more to come. I'm thinking about starting a separate sheep blog with an emphasis on alpacas. We don't own them (they are here to graze for the season), but we are going to name them. I'm seriously thinking about doing a Barbara Walters style feature on every one of these furry fellers. Stay tuned!

In other news:

Wine Club opened today. Here is what we are sending out.

2018 LEDGE - Bien Nacido Block 11 Estrella Clone Syrah (95-97+ pts. Jeb Dunnuck)
2017 LEDGE - James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend (95+ pts Jeb Dunnuck, 95 pts Vinous)
2017 LEDGE - Adams Ranch Vineyard Syrah Blend (94+ pts Jeb Dunnuck, 95 pts Vinous)
2017 LEDGE - MCA Cuvée Red Blend (Grenache, Cinsaut, Tannat Blend)
2019 LEDGE - James Berry Vineyard MCA Rosé (Counoise, Cinsaut)

There is still a little time left if you want to try to secure any of the above releases. They will sell out.

We'll see ya later. 

P.S. I see a Clive, an Elton and a Blythe. More soon...

Time Posted: Feb 19, 2020 at 11:11 PM Permalink to Have You Any Wool? Permalink
Mark Adams
February 12, 2020 | Mark Adams


Every once in a while we like to put up rare bottles in the store for purchase.

The online store is open and has some surprises. SHOP HERE

The Ovis are coming, The Ovis are coming!

Next week we will have a flock of sheep grazing and fertilizing the vineyard. Baaaaaaa'd to the bone.

Photos to come next week.

Ledgefest 2 is April 18th.

This is a Private Ledge Vineyards Wine Club Event here at the ranch. Wine Club has priority, followed by mailing list. This will sell out, so jump on the club, or at the very least the mailing list if you wish to attend. Food, drinks, music, games and camping. Five dollars from evey ticket will go to Must Charities and we will be joined by our friends at Bristols Cider House and TDNE Brewery for some beverage variation. Etto Pastificio will be there to keep people fed. Kid and dog friendly, as long as your dogs and your kids are friendly. For more information contact or leave a message at the number on the poster. RSVP notices will go out via email next week. Make haste.


Time Posted: Feb 12, 2020 at 11:11 AM Permalink to LEDGEFEST 2 Permalink
Mark Adams
February 5, 2020 | Mark Adams

Must Be Doin' Something Right

Exploring All Things Wine
February 4th, 2020

Paso Robles Can't Stop Winning
by Josh Raynolds

Ciera and Mark Adams’ wines are delivering, by my estimation, some of the best bang-for-the-buck wines in Paso Robles. They draw fruit from some of the top vineyards in the region as well as from their own, 40-acre estate, which sits at 1,230 feet in the Willow Creek District and which they have been steadily planting since 2005. The style here straddles richness and energy, even in warm vintage, and the wines are deceptively forward, especially in 2017, which Mark said is ”a hallmark of the vintage,” while adding that “even if they’re less rich than the 2016s, they are still plenty big.” Lots of whole clusters are used here, which is no doubt the reason that the Ledge wines are typically highly and exotically perfumed, with distinct spice and floral character. New oak is always used judiciously, if at all, and I have never noticed it expressed in the slightest manner; on the contrary, even at their ripest these are always among the most elegant and unadorned wines of region, vintage in and vintage out.

2017 Adams Ranch Vineyard - 95pts
2017 James Berry Vineyard - 95pts
2016 Dante Dusi Vineyard - 94pts
2016 MCA Cuvée - 93pts

Please click the Vinous link above for full reviews. Click below to purchase the wines.


The winemaker dinner this Sunday 2/9/2020 at Decker Kitchen is almost sold out. RSVP HERE.


Time Posted: Feb 5, 2020 at 11:11 AM Permalink to Must Be Doin' Something Right Permalink