Raised on the estate where he is now growing Rhone varietals. Mark began his Career among the vines at James Berry Vineyard and in the cellar at Saxum. In 2003 Mark returned home and soon after planted the first block of what would become the Ledge Estate, a flat, 40 acre property at 1230’ elevation on the west side of the Willow Creek District, composed of sandy loam, rolled sandstones and clay.
Ledge had their first estate harvest in 2009, the Adams Ranch Vineyard Syrah. In 2010 the first full block of Grenache was planted, and the wines began to take on a personality of their own, influenced not so much by winemaking style, but by terroir. The wines are a bit lower in alcohol and have a trademark freshness and complexity due to the sandy soils and neutral oak aging.
Ledge wines carved out a reputation for being uniquely elegant and some would say old-world in nature.