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Ledson Winery & Vineyard

7335 Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12)
Kenwood, CA 95409
(707) 537-3810

Tasting:   Tasting fee $5, $10 & $15
10% case discount
  Extensive Food and Gift market
Price Range:   $14 to $70, and higher for their reserve wines
Established:   1999
Vineyards:   36 acres
  45,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Ledson Winery & Vineyard Description

As you drive south on Highway 12 just north of Kenwood you can’t miss the dramatic “castle” with its turrets, slate roofs, balconies and fountains. The 16,000-square-foot French Normandy structure was designed entirely by owner Steve Ledson and features sweeping staircases, marble fireplaces, cathedral-style windows, coffered ceilings, several tasting bars, luxuriously appointed bridal suites and over five miles of ornate wood inlays and mosaics.

In addition to the 15-acre estate Merlot vines that surround the house, and their 21 acres of old-vine Zinfandel grapes in Sonoma, the family has extensive land holdings in Mendocino County, where they grow Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir grapes.

The “castle” is the only place where Ledson wines are available, other than through their wine club and on the Internet. A total of 75 wines are offered, with 25 available for tasting on most days. There are three tiers of tastings, as well as a $25 VIP program.

The winery specializes in Zinfandel, making over a dozen styles. Their handcrafted varietal wines can be enjoyed in one of several beautifully appointed tasting rooms or outside in their tranquil, grassy picnic areas. Don’t miss the opportunity to browse their Gourmet Marketplace for your specialty food items, gifts, wine accessories, full range of box lunches, deli sandwiches and artisan cheeses. A full kitchen also provides gourmet dinners (call ahead for reservations.)

Ledson Winery & Vineyard Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Hip & Stylish
Storefront only
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Art Gallery
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
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Ledson Winery & Vineyard Reviews

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Joined the club
Kendra, Santa Clara
We enjoyed our visit here and their great food shop for picnic supplies. The building is impressive and we thought the wines were good across the board. We signed up for one of their clubs. Place was a little crowded when we were there.

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Fantasy Land
Earthy Wine, Las Vegas
Even without wine this place is amazing. Tasting three types of Zinfandel while in a castle, makes this experience even better! I ended up purchasing some excellent cheese I had never seen before. You've gotta experience this!

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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