Cliff Lede Vineyards was established in 2002 by Canadian born Bordeaux enthusiast, Cliff Lede, following the acquisition of a sixty acre estate in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley on the outskirts of Yountville. With a focus on producing wines from estate vineyards, Lede tapped David Abreu, to replant the vineyards. Lede named 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 unrivaled 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.
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. You can enjoy both Cliff Lede and FEL wines at Cliff Lede Vineyards tasting room at 1473 Yountville Cross Road.
Visitors will find one of Napa Valley’s most modern and diversified estates.
The property offers a complete Napa Valley lifestyle experience with a classic rock edge, where the best in wine, music, art, architecture, and nature intersect.
HOURS & RESERVATIONS:
Taste our current releases from both Cliff Lede Vineyards and FEL Wines in our craftsman style tasting room, designed by renowned architect Howard Backen. Walk-ins welcome up to five guests welcome. Parties of six or seven require a reservation. Maximum party size of seven guests. Fee: $35 per flight | Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Veranda Table Tasting
Reserve a table on our beautiful veranda and enjoy tableside service and views of the Stags Leap District palisades as you taste our current release wines from both Cliff Lede Vineyards and FEL Wines. 6 guests maximum / Prior reservation required. DAYS Daily | TIME 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | FEE $50 per person
Backstage Tasting Lounge
Get a Backstage pass for access to our limited production wines. This cool and comfortable lounge also features rotating art exhibits and, of course, classic rock music. View the current exhibit. Prior reservation required
DAYS Thursday – Monday | TIME 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | FEE $75 per person
Front Row / Members Only
Located in our shaded courtyard, the best seats in the house are reserved for members to revel in a tasting of our club exclusive wines while relaxing in our comfortable, luxe lounge chairs. For our biggest fans, we provide tableside service as you sit Front Row to the vineyards and breathtaking palisades beyond. Limited seating – Prior reservation required.
DAYS Fri – Sun | TIME 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. | FEE Complimentary for member and up to three guests
FEL Pinot Garden
In honor of Florence Elsie Lede, we offer the seasonal opening of the FEL Pinot Garden at Cliff Lede Vineyards. Parties of six or more require a reservation.
DAYS Daily | TIME 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Private Tasting Experiences
Explore our elevated Chart Topping Experiences. These include an opportunity to taste our Platinum wines in one of the spectacular settings throughout our property. To tailor your visit, please contact:
GROUP SALES MANAGER
Sherell Guyot | firstname.lastname@example.org