Meaning "hillside" in Spanish, Ladera is named for the two regions in which their respected Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced: Howell Mountain and Lone Canyon. Anne and Pat Stotesbery purchased the grounds where there was an old stone winery in 2000, modernized the facility, and added 18,000 square feet of underground caves. Ladera Vineyards is known for producing small berries with ripe tannins, which produce particularly robust red wines. Call ahead to make an appointment for one of their daily estate tours of the grounds or tastings.
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From Food & Wine , JUN 2005
Ladera Vineyards is a promising newcomer....MORE
From Food & Wine , OCT 2007
Tastings include wines that are sold only on-site. If you arrange in advance, the Stotesberys will lead a tour of their prized Lone Canyon Vineyard on Mount Veeder, followed by lunch and a tasting of Ladera wines....MORE
From Food & Wine , AUG 2011
There were a couple of wineries that I specifically thought Liz would enjoy visiting—Ladera, a small Howell Mountain estate making terrific...MORE