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About Lede Family Wines

Lede Family Wines was established in 2002 when Canadian born, Bordeaux enthusiast, Cliff Lede purchased a sixty acre estate in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, which became Cliff Lede Vineyards.  With a focus on producing wines from estate vineyards, Lede tapped David Abreu, considered the best viticulturist in Napa Valley, to replant the vineyards.  Lede decided to name each vineyard block after some of his favorite rock songs and albums—from “My Generation” to “Dark Side of the Moon,” creating what is known today as the Cliff Lede Vineyards’ “Rock Blocks.”  In 2005, a state of the art, 25,000 square foot winery and cave system was etched into a hillside overlooking the estate vineyards.  Not only did Cliff create a beautiful property, he also assembled an unrivalled team that shares his passion for quality. Today, Winemaker Christopher Tynan crafts Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, with the flagship, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the steep eastern hillside portion of the estate. In 2015, Cliff Lede Vineyards achieved both Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery certification.

"I love to build and create things," Lede says. "After 25 years of wearing a suit every day, constructing plant sites, buildings and pipelines, it's far more fun and rewarding to create something that offers people such pleasure, like wine."

In 2005, Cliff opened the luxurious five-room Poetry Inn, the only accommodations in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District. Designed by world-renowned architect Howard Backen, the Inn is perched on the same hillside as the Poetry Vineyard, above the Silverado Trail overlooking the entire valley floor.  Beyond its private, gated drive, Poetry Inn is run like a private villa, mixing elegance with subtlety.  Each room features sweeping valley views, a wood-burning fireplace, private balconies, and both indoor and outdoor showers.

Poetry Inn is an extraordinary sanctuary, perched on a hillside in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. Beyond its gated drive, guests experience the ultimate in privacy, serenity, and world-class service.

A love for creating and building things led Cliff to purchase a small winery in the Anderson Valley in 2009. Breggo Cellars was renamed FEL Wines as an homage to Cliff’s mother Florence Elsie Lede, who dabbled in home winemaking.  Two years later, Cliff acquired the Savoy vineyard, a benchmark vineyard for Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  In addition to the Savoy bottlings, FEL Winemaker Ryan Hodgins crafts Anderson Valley appellation Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris, and a collection of vineyard designate Pinot Noirs from select vineyards within the Anderson Valley and Sonoma Coast. The winemaking philosophy at Lede Family Wines has always been one of minimal intervention that allows the wines to demonstrate a sense of place.  Cliff Lede Vineyards, Poetry, and FEL Wines form a complementary portfolio of wines that are consistently exceptional in quality and true to their source and vintage.

FEL Wines’ estate Savoy Vineyard in the Anderson Valley serves as the source for our own vineyard designate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as those of several other notable vintners who purchase fruit from the estate.

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