Immediately after purchasing the winery in 1996, Leslie began expanding and enhancing the winery’s caves to a capacity today of 20,000 square feet. The 78,000 tons of stone and bedrock removed during construction were reused to build the stone walls surrounding the property. Recent improvements allow the cellar team to have complete temperature and humidity control over different sections of the caves to give flexibility in treating each varietal uniquely and also aid in barrel fermentation when appropriate. The caves also house the Rudd Wine Library that contains past vintages of all the Rudd wines along with Leslie’s personal wine collection.