Ledson Winery & Vineyards
All Decked Out for the Holidays
’Tis the season for celebrating the holidays with Ledson wine! The iconic winery in the heart of Sonoma’s picturesque wine country has decked its halls and saved a spot just for you.
Visit ‘The Castle’
Magnificent inside and out, the Ledson Winery, referred to as “The Castle,” is an architectural gem unlike any other in Sonoma. Large by most standards, the 16,000-square-foot Castle can accommodate quite a few guests in its three indoor tasting bars and private tasting suites. Each tasting bar and suite has its own unique style and family history. Ledson’s tasting experiences are approachable and friendly, while the wines range in price from $18 to $250. According to Steve Ledson, owner and winemaker, this breadth of offerings means there is a Ledson wine perfect for every palate and every pocketbook.
Built in the French Normandy style, the magnificent Castle’s peaks, turrets, and balconies are just the beginning. Inside, guests will find sweeping staircases, marble fireplaces, coffered and cathedral-style windows. If you’ve enjoyed a tasting here in the past, you must see it decorated for the holidays, adorned with evergreen garlands, wreaths, twinkle lights and a cozy fireplace that pairs perfectly with a glass of Barbera. Whether you’re looking to taste reds, whites or both, the friendly and knowledgeable Ledson staff is ready to guide you every step of the way.
Ledson also offers outdoor tastings in their beautiful vineyard lined Oak Grove at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains. Whether inside or out, choose from a variety of options including a classic tasting, private tasting, winemaker tasting or, for club members, a club experience.
High-Scoring Wines Make Great Gifts
Ledson Winery has been racking up the accolades since its founding in the late 1990s, including quite a few wines that have received between 95 and 99 points many times over. The winery produces more than 60 wines annually with upward of 20 different varietals from 13 unique appellations.
Ledson wines also make an impressive gift. Gift giving can become stressful during the holidays, but thankfully the team at Ledson created several perfect gift sets sure to please everyone. For example, “Dinner Party Essentials” contains a bottle each of the Sauvignon Blanc and red blend Gunsight plus recipes for a delicious dinner party.
For red wine lovers with a discerning palate, “Cellar Experience” is a trio of Barbera, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Stop by to see more gift sets or visit the wine shop on ledson.com.
If you didn’t have a chance to eat on your way to visit Ledson, you’re in luck! Sandwiches from the Marketplace make the perfect accompaniment to the amazing wines. Choose from a delicious assortment of freshly made offerings, select your favorite wine, add some chips or pasta salad and head to the picnic grounds. The Marketplace also offers a large selection of olive oils, mustards, dessert sauces and more to enhance your holiday feasting, for gift giving or to treat yourself.
“We are thrilled to have people at our Castle,” says Steve Ledson. “Hop online or call, make a reservation, and come enjoy everything – our delicious wines, scrumptious deli treats, beautiful Castle, and our phenomenal hospitality.”
The tasting room is open seven days a week by reservation for tastings between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Steve Ledson puts hospitality at the top of his winery’s list, so guests can expect a world-class experience regardless of tastes or budget. “Our goal is to provide a memorable experience and make guests feel special,” said Steve Ledson. Go online to make a reservation or give them a call at (707) 537-3810.