How To Make A (World Class) Vineyard

In 2012, Steve Ledson bought the 200-acre “Mountain Terraces” ranch on Cavedale, situated in the prestigious new Moon Mountain AVA at up to 2,000 feet above the Valley floor. The vineyards were already planted with 65 acres of Cabernet and a few other varietals, all of it pretty run down. The vines were stressed and the irrigation and trellising was falling apart.

In an article published by Valley of the Moon you can learn how Steve Ledson turned this run down property into a world-class vineyard and what it takes to make world-class wines. You can read the article in the September 2019 magazine at or download the PDF-version.