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Ledge Vineyards




Mark Adams
June 23, 2021 | Mark Adams

Set, Hut!

Hello Folks,
Well, the vines have finished flowering and the baby clusters seem to have set nicely. We are looking forward to watching the fruit mature. We are in the process of prepping a new block for planting. Stay tuned for those photos.

Grenache from "The Fin" - Adams Ranch Vineyard

Cinsaut - Adams Ranch Vineyard

Syrah from "Lower Ledge" - Adams Ranch Vineyard

Roussanne - from "The Lake" - Adams Ranch Vineyard


Time Posted: Jun 23, 2021 at 11:11 PM Permalink to Set, Hut! Permalink
Mark Adams
June 16, 2021 | Mark Adams

Tell it to the Trees


Ciera and I aren't sure when it happened, and these photos really don't do them justice, but the Grenache in "The Fin" are more like trees than vines. Blink your eyes and they're all grown up. 

Welcome to the Adams Ranch. The entrance to our family estate.

I should have shown a banana for scale, but this trunk is a whole bunch of bananas wide. 

Next week we will show you the fruit sets. Lots of goodness under these canopies. Grateful!

Live music is coming back. Our band played the Sensorio art installation last week here in Paso Robles. It was a blast. Thanks for being vigilant out there. We all want to be together again. 

More next week.

The wine shop is open. Click the menu tab up in the right hand corner.

My cell number is on the bottle.

Reach out.

Talk to ya later.



Time Posted: Jun 16, 2021 at 11:11 PM Permalink to Tell it to the Trees Permalink
Mark Adams
June 9, 2021 | Mark Adams

Nursery Rhymes

The Adams Ranch Nursery - Grenache, Syrah, Cinsaut and Roussanne.


June has been pretty gloomy thus far, with lots of fog and chilly temperatures, especially in the mornings and evenings. As we ease into the summer months we are preparing to plant Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsaut, Counoise and Roussanne into our "Upper Ledge" block, which you can see to the left of the nursery above. While one of our oldest blocks, it was also a prime candidate for replanting due to the fact that it had lost a great many vines to sprawling weeds, a lack of water and the dreaded gophers over the last 16 years. When we planted this vineyard in 2005 I did not have the luxury of farming full time. Ciera and I both were making regular sojourns back to Los Angeles to work jobs that allowed us to keep the vineyard dream alive. When we were back on the ranch during the week I found myself at my day job here, working in the cellar at Saxum at the James Berry Vineyard. As a result of this struggle we lost a great many vines. Now that we are on the ranch full-time, our vineyard is rapidly transformong into the farm we had envisioned in the beginning. The nursery vines you see above will be transported into vacant vine spots that we call "missing teeth" throughout the vineyard. The nursery vines on the outside edge are 2 years old and are quite robust. They will bear fruit in the 2022 season. As for the Upper Ledge, those will be certified nursery vines that will be delivered this summer and given a healthy dose of TLC so that they will produce fruit in the 2023 season. 

Thanks for reading.

Bye for now.

Time Posted: Jun 9, 2021 at 11:11 AM Permalink to Nursery Rhymes Permalink
Mark Adams
June 1, 2021 | Mark Adams

In the Summertime


Hello Gang,

It's been about a month and a half since this blog was updated and I've been hearing it from friends and family alike. Thanks for caring and please enjoy the brand new photos below. We have been very busy in the vineyard, and my wife Ciera has been absolutely slammed on the administrative side. Her maintenance of the wine club and Ledge business in general can not be overlooked and I am grateful.

Tomorrow I will be headed to the cellar to finalize blends of the 2019 Adams Ranch Vineyard, the 2019 Bien Nacido Estate, the 2019 MCA Cuvèe and the 2020 James Berry Vineyard wines which are all still in barrel. We will bottle the 19s mid-July and the JBV early next year. I willl have our trusty assistant Kacee Fox along for the adventure, a bright young talent currently studying Enology at Cal Poly who not only helps me with all things grapes, but she also assists Ciera with administrative tasks. 

Enough jibber-jabber. Please enjoy the sights below.

Thanks for checking in!


The Fin and Orchard blocks of Grenache, looking east towards Paso Robles.

The Fin (Grenache) looking north towards the Ledge Block (Syrah) and the Lake Block (Grenache and Roussanne).

The Meter by Meter block (Syrah, Counoise and Cinsaut) looking north.

The original Ledge Block (Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre) looking west.

The Lake Block (Grenache and Roussanne) looking north.

Our fallow land currently inhabited by massive swaths of white Lupine, looking south toward our new Cinsaut block and York Mountain. 


Our "Ball Field" currently overtaken by Mustard, Vetch, wild grains, white Lupine and several golf balls, looking southwest toward the Ledge.

Some pretty native Sage.

Time Posted: Jun 1, 2021 at 11:11 AM Permalink to In the Summertime Permalink