Nestled among 20 acres of estate vineyards and inviting picnic grounds dotted with ancient oaks, stands an architectural showpiece designed and built by fifth generation Sonoma as “the Castle,” Ledson Winery & Vineyards has become a destination estate with plenty of options to make any wine country experience unforgettable.
The Ledons are on of the oldest farming families in the valley with more than 150 years of tradition. Approximatley 90 percent of Ledson wine is produced from meticulously farmed estate-grown grapes, resulting in a superior wine portfolio with something to delight the palate of every guest.
The winery’s broad range of varietals include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Barbera, Mourvèdre, Primitivo, Grenache, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Madera Port. Ledson consistently produces highly coveted, small-lot wines that showcase Sonoma County at its absolute best.
Besides pleasing the palate of its guests, Ledson wines are popular with judges and wine critics. The 2011 Ledson Sonoma Valley Estate Old Vine Petite Sirah was awarded Double Gold at the 2016 American Fine Wine Championships and a Gold Medal and 93 points at the 2016 Winemaker Challenge; the 2014 Ledson Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc won a Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Guests at Ledson’s Castle are offered a complete tasting experience and can choose from a variety of tasting options. They are welcome to drop in for a general tasting at one of the three separate tasting rooms, or they can plan ahead and make a reservation for a personal tasting hosted in a private tasting suite with one of Steve Ledson’s knowledgeable winemaker’s assistants. Either option promises a wonderful experience and the opportunity to taste a variety of distinguished wines including those with notable accolades.
A stroll through the gourmet marketplace offers many wonderful temptations. Guests who’d like to spend some time on the Castle’s gracious grounds can choose from a selection of local and unique cheeses, meats, fresh sandwiches, salads, and treats to create the perfect picnic lunch. They’re invited to sample a variety of delicacies, such as flavored mustards, decadent wine-infused chocolate sauces, and rich olive oils, all bearing the Ledson label. Whether they’re seeking a taste of Sonoma to take home or looking for a perfect gift for someone special, Ledson has a solution, with many unique wine accessories and gifts to choose from.
Ledson Winery & Vineyards also has a dedicated wine concierge to assist wine enthusiasts as they plan their visit to Sonoma County. The Ledson’s impeccable service means every detail is carefully coordinated and tailored to each individual palate.
With a winery Castle, a boutique hotel, and an inspired restaurant, Ledson Winery & Vineyards offers an experience like no other. To gain a full appreciation for Sonoma County, visitors should plan to visit the iconic Ledson Winery Castle and dine and stay at Ledson’s Zina Lounge restaurant and vintage-style boutique hotel on the historic Sonoma Plaza.