they developed a breathtaking vineyard known for quality farming and outstanding wines and established deep friendships
with wine connoisseurs from around the globe. In 2014 the Schaefer family decided to sell Mountain Terraces Vineyard to
long time and dear friend, Steve Ledson and his family.
Steve's family, his father, grandfather, great grandfather and many, many cousins have been farming in Sonoma Valley for over
160 years. Steve is a phenomenal winemaker as well as viticulturist. He brings a tremendous amount of experience
to the art of creating exceptional wines.
Steve will carry on just as the Schaefer family has for so many years: crafting world class wines. He has started replanting
projects on some of the older blocks that will make the wines even better over time, and he has remodeled a lot of
the buildings to freshen things up a bit.