Ashley Leon - Ride & Ridden Winemaker

Ashley Leon


Ashley Leon joins Ride & Ridden Wine Co. from J-Harden, after an impressive decade plus in the industry. Ashley’s interest in chemistry and passion for food and nature drove her to pursue the study of wine. She completed a degree in winemaking with a concentration in enology, then travelled the world to gain experience in different wine regions. She completed vintages in Napa Valley, New Zealand, Chile and Australia. In 2012, she decided to do a harvest on Mosel River in Germany, where she stayed to work at a small family-owned winery for almost five years. In 2017 Leon moved back home to California to be closer to family and landed a role with wine consultant Philippe Melka as the assistant winemaker for one of his clients, Vice Versa Wines. Focusing mostly on premium Cabernet Sauvignon, she was the natural choice to create our acclaimed stable of Cabernet of the West.