It is with great excitement that Lede Family Wines announces the pending name change of Breggo Cellars to FEL Wines. Under the new name we will maintain the same vineyard sources for our fruit. Ryan Hodgins will continue to make Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines, including a unique portfolio of vineyard designates, highlighting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our own Savoy Vineyard.
FEL is a tribute to Proprietor Cliff Lede’s mother, Florence Elsie Lede, a woman of strength and elegance. The sentimental name change strengthens the relationship with Lede Family Wines. It was Florence who, in the basement of their home, gave her teenage son his first glimpse of winemaking by enlisting his help in the process. Growing up in Alberta, Canada, Cliff remembers the tulip as signifying the end of winter, bringing with it a freshness and excitement of warmer days ahead. The FEL label, featuring an illustration of an opening tulip, honors Florence’s passion for gardening.
On March 1, 2014, the 2012 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and the 2012 Anderson Valley Chardonnay will be the first of our wines released under the FEL label; both will be available for tasting and purchase in the Cliff Lede Vineyards tasting room in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District, as well as for purchase online at LedeFamilyWines.com. Current and prior vintage Breggo Cellars’ wines, as well as the new release FEL wines, may be tasted and purchased in our Boonville tasting room. Visit the new website at www.FELwines.com