Ledson Winery, a California-based family-owned winery, has purchased 125 acres of vineyard Mountain Terraces near Sonoma County from Schaefer family for an undisclosed amount.

Located at 1,800ft on the southwestern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, the 125 acre site has around 80 acres of land planted with vines such as Cabernet; Bordeaux varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec; and Rhône varieties such as Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah.

The Mountain Terraces vineyard supplies its fruits to wineries like Arrowood and Audelssa for the production of fine wines.

Ledson Winery vintner and developer Steve Ledson was quoted by sonomanews.com as saying that he plans to replant the whole ranch in the next seven years with different rootstocks, clones, spacing and row direction.

"A lot of the rows are 10 and 12 feet wide and the vines are 6 and 8 feet apart. It’s just not the best use of the land," Ledson added.

Ledson has partnered with Dan Schaefer of Schaefer family and will work together to produce wines from the site, including the next release Akoma Zoume, a 2010 vintage with Schaefer family label that will be replaced by a new label from Ledson.

According to Schaefer, they plan to produce around 4,000 to 6,000 cases of wine that will be sold at a price-point between $45 and $95.

Ledson Winery currently produces around 40,000 cases of wine each year, apart from 5,000 cases of wine under Zina Hyde Cunningham brand, which are sold directly and does not go through three-tier distribution system.