Winemaker - Steve Noble Ledson
A fifth generation Sonoma County farmer, Steve Noble Ledson broke ground on the Ledson Winery & Vineyards in 1989, after spending the first part of his career building a successful residential development business in Sonoma County. Steve originally sold the Merlot from his estate vineyard to several local wineries, but was convinced by St. Francis winemaker Tom Mackey that the fruit was so special he should instead bottle and sell the estate Merlot under the Ledson name.
In 1997 the winery released its first vintage, the 1994 Estate Merlot to broad critical acclaim. Since then Steve has overseen all vineyard and wine making decisions, concentrating his efforts on small lots that showcase the varietal and terroir diversity of Sonoma County.