In 2004 the Leaderbrand family decided that it was time for a change. We pooled our interests, talents and money together to build a family owned and, operated business or as our permit says, a Small Farm Winery.
It was important to create the Farm Winery together so it reflected ourselves and interests. We decided collectively what grapes to grow, and what our personal mission would be followed throughout its growth.
Practically poetic is how the agriculture “traditions” from Bonnie and Preston combined with vision and conscience of Jo Anna and Anthony, and the youth of Cody and Connor can unite three generations.
Through an extensive search in southern Indiana, 40 acres of land was purchased three miles south of Spencer Indiana in Owen County by Bonnie and Preston Leaderbrand. This area of Owen County is commonly known by the locals as Owen Valley providing the ultimate combination of terroir for wine production and tourism aesthetics.
In 2005, Leaderbrand Vineyards LLC was formed, and in 2006 we formed Owen Valley Winery LLC.