Lederer – Matchbook Wines


The ranch is broken out into what the vineyard management team calls Lederer Bogle (north part of the ranch) and Lederer Gallo (south part of the ranch) because these are the wineries to whom the fruit is contracted. This property is comprised of all red varietals with Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Malbec the dominate varietals. Matchbook sources some fruit from this vineyard – in 2017, 80 tons of Cabernet were purchased for the Black’s Station Cabernet program. Additionally, 3 acres of Tannat are contracted to Matchbook directly and is used in Tinto Rey Super Tinto. The property has some of the most uniform soils of all the ranches that are farmed by the company with Corning Red Gravel representing 90% of the planted acres. The Corning series consists of well-drained gravelly loams on dissected terraces. The vineyard managers like this soil type for its limited water holding capacity, allowing for early season stress to control vine growth, cluster size and berry size – keys to quality grape growing. New to this vineyard is a 35-acre chip-budded Petit Verdot section that replaced Zinfandel. Some of this fruit will go to the Matchbook program in the future showing up in Matchbook and Black’s Station Cabernet.


394 acres

Date Planted:



Petite Sirah (126 acres), Petit Verdot (109 acres), Malbec (100 acres), Cabernet Sauvignon (35 acres), Tempranillo (21 acres), Tannat (3 acres)


Petite Sirah (03), Petit Verdot (02), Malbec (09 and 595), Cabernet Sauvignon (07 and 337), Tempranillo (11 Duero), Tannat (3)

Soil Type:

Corning Gravelly Loam. The parent material consists of beds of poorly sorted gravelly sand, silt and clay. These materials were laid down in broad fans of heavily laden streams that drained an area of mixed igneous rocks.


The vineyard is slightly rolling with modest slopes. Wetlands are sectioned off throughout the vineyard. The Lerderer vineyard is the transition from the flat, row crop lands of Hungry Hollow to the west and the steep, undulating hills to the east.