Ledson Winery & Vineyard
Ledson Winery & Vineyard
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
In the heart of Sonoma Valley, nestled among the vineyards, emerges an architectural showpiece known throughout the world as the “Castle.” Ledson consistently produces highly coveted, small-lot handcrafted wines scoring in the mid 90’s and above, showcasing the absolute best Sonoma County has to offer. Enjoy a general wine tasting in one of the intimate tasting rooms, or reserve a private tasting in your own tasting suite. The Gourmet Marketplace offers local and unique cheeses, meats, fresh sandwiches, salads and treats to create the perfect picnic lunch you can enjoy in the majestic Oak Grove. Wines are only available at the winery, through the wine club, or online at www.ledson.com. “This Castle is a Must-See”— The Boston Globe “One of the Twelve Most Impressive Wineries in the World.” — Vinepair
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  • Phil L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great winery and wine consultant
    We came to Sonoma from Canada . We booked a castle tasting. Our wine consultant Gabe Vanzant was AMAZING!!! He was very personable and extremely knowledgeable; not only about the wines he served but also the history of the castle as well as information about the founder and his family. The castle itself was absolutely beautiful and it was so nice to walk around both inside to see the different rooms but also the vineyard and yards. We went from there to Napa Valley and I would highly recommend Ledson over Napa. Hopefully you will have Gabe as well. He made the experience very memorable!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • TravelinMaiden
    California126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking Castle with a Breathtaking Views!
    We chose to visit Ledson Winery because we read about its beautiful Castle-like architecture - we were not disappointed! The grounds and building and the views are breathtaking! The friendly staff greeted us and a gentleman (sorry I forgot his name) gave us a very helpful history talk on how this winery came about. They also have some picnic tables if you decide to have a picnic lunch here. This is worth visiting if you are in the area! Highly recommended!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • tmkennedy3
    Los Alamitos, California2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unnecessarily Pretentious
    Don’t get me wrong I did like the wine and bought a couple of bottles that got shipped home, but after spending time at a number of other wineries in Sonoma and Napa I came to the conclusion that Ledson Winery is unnecessarily pretentious. I went with a friend in later August. We did our due diligence and made a reservation prior to our visit. But before we got there they charged my card $205 for both the wine tasting and a cheese plate (we definitely spent the most at Ledson compared to the other wineries we visited). I guess the credit card charge was expected, but I wasn’t expecting them to tack on 20% gratuity to the wine tasting and an additional 20% gratuity for the cheese plate. Yes, 20% gratuity for cheese while other wineries will give you a small cheese plate for free. Now you would think with 20% gratuity the service would be outstanding; however it was average at best. First, our server was wearing jeans. Certainly not the biggest issue, but I would expect a winery like Ledson would have some type of dress code for there staff and jeans would not be on the list. Next our server also wasn’t really paying attention to details even though there were only 2 other parties in the tasting room. He served us the same wine twice. Even after correcting him to let him know that we already tried the wine he still poured it. Lastly, since there was only 2 other parties in the tasting room, I feel he lacked attentiveness and spent more time talking and educating the party that was at the bar. Now, these small details didn’t ruin our trip to Ledson, but there was an expectation going in (especially with the already added 20% gratuity) that you would be getting an exceptional experience, but that wasn’t the case.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 August 2023
  • jeff l
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best wine consultant-ever
    Visited yesterday, 4th October 2023, had a walk in tasting and we had the great fortune to paired with Bill for our visit. He was very well versed in all the wines and made us feel so welcome and special. I cannot praise him highly enough, if you have the opportunity to visit then Bill must be the man you spend your time with. Oh and all the wines were excellent with my favourite being the ‘sweet Ida may’ Zinfandel
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Rodolfo R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous visit to an amazing winery
    We went to Ledson Winery with our family from Mexico on December 27th 2023 and the attention from Pablo was excellent. We got a lot of information about the wines and the vineyard. The attention of the people in charge of the internal store was outstanding. My family from Mexico was astonished by the gentleness and hospitality of Pablo and his personnel at the point of reception. Pablo explained to us about the wines in good Spanish and English languages. We highly recommend visiting this winery.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 January 2024
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637dennisp
Hilton Head, SC22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We have only been to 16 winery's in the area but this without a doubt was the worst experience. It took days to coordinate a reservation through there phone in only service. We arrived in the rain and it was quite a distance for the parking and access to the entry was blocked and there were no bathrooms accessible to the public in the 12,000 sq. ft. building.

Our server was not in any type of uniform but instead he looked like he just got off his skate board. We paid $60.00 each for the most unprofessional presentation ever. He walked up poured 2 glasses of wine and walked way, the only presentation being " this is a sauvignon blanc" . Each presentation that followed was equally as unenthusiastic. The same glass was used over and aver for the five minuscule servings.

I would strongly suggest the management visit the St. Francis Winery where we paid $75.00 for five tasting's of both tapa's paired with an appropriate wine, in a clean glass & clean plate from uniformed, knowledgeable and professional wine experts
Written 28 March 2022
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John D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
As part of a weekend in Sonoma we visited Ledson Winery enticed by the architecture and the reviews. We were expecting to find one or two standouts but were blown away by all the varietals we tasted. Tom was a great host during our outdoor tasting, carefully explaining each wine, and even giving us a number of off list tastings as well. After describing each pour he retreated to allow us to enjoy the wine, and returned as we finished each selection. We never felt rushed nor ignored the entire time. We greatly enjoyed our time here and certainly will return again in the future.
Written 1 May 2021
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tmkennedy3
Los Alamitos, CA2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Don’t get me wrong I did like the wine and bought a couple of bottles that got shipped home, but after spending time at a number of other wineries in Sonoma and Napa I came to the conclusion that Ledson Winery is unnecessarily pretentious. I went with a friend in later August. We did our due diligence and made a reservation prior to our visit. But before we got there they charged my card $205 for both the wine tasting and a cheese plate (we definitely spent the most at Ledson compared to the other wineries we visited). I guess the credit card charge was expected, but I wasn’t expecting them to tack on 20% gratuity to the wine tasting and an additional 20% gratuity for the cheese plate. Yes, 20% gratuity for cheese while other wineries will give you a small cheese plate for free. Now you would think with 20% gratuity the service would be outstanding; however it was average at best. First, our server was wearing jeans. Certainly not the biggest issue, but I would expect a winery like Ledson would have some type of dress code for there staff and jeans would not be on the list. Next our server also wasn’t really paying attention to details even though there were only 2 other parties in the tasting room. He served us the same wine twice. Even after correcting him to let him know that we already tried the wine he still poured it. Lastly, since there was only 2 other parties in the tasting room, I feel he lacked attentiveness and spent more time talking and educating the party that was at the bar. Now, these small details didn’t ruin our trip to Ledson, but there was an expectation going in (especially with the already added 20% gratuity) that you would be getting an exceptional experience, but that wasn’t the case.
Written 29 August 2023
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wtgahg
Boston3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Ledson winery is a castle set among the beautiful Sonoma vineyards, which is a good reason to go anyway, but we discovered that the wine tasting experience was also every bit as beautiful. The inside of the castle is finished with fine woods, and we sampled their delicious wines next to a burning fireplace. Wonderful!
Written 9 January 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We truly strive to provide our guests with a memorable experience. We’re so glad you had a great time and hope to see you soon again.
Written 10 January 2020
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Dave B
Tucson, AZ88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Our wine tasting host, Pablo, was fantastic! He was very good at explaining the wine that we were tasting and was very approachable to talk to. The wines that we tasted were all very, very good. We then went to their little deli/gift shop and had a delicious handmade sandwich.
Written 16 September 2021
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Bruce W
Northbrook, IL121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Starting with the bad (or the ridiculous). 6 of us visited on sunday. One couple was wine club member. Another couple became a wine club member and we bought close to $1,000 of wine. And at the end they refused to waive tasting fees. Seriously? On the positive side, the property is beautiful and the wine is good.
Written 23 September 2021
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Brooke T
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Ledson is absolutely beautiful and has some of the best wine I have ever tasted. There wasn’t a single wine that I did not like! Our sommelier, Ryan, was knowledge, funny and unpretentious. He tailored our tasting to our own personalized preferences. I highly recommend this winery.
Written 21 September 2022
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mamacita55
Chicago, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We held my husband's birthday celebration at the tasting room located in the Ledson hotel in Sonoma. I can't say enough good things about the experience and the staff.
The staff was friendly, capable, flexible and went above and beyond. The wines were very good, and everyone had a wonderful time. The space itself is very inviting and was organized to optimize our guests interaction. I would highly recommend the Ledson tasting room for a place to get together and celebrate.
Written 28 February 2023
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Neal E
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
While we were heading to another winery, I saw this castle from the road and my wife made me turn around to check it out. Sure, it reminded us of Harry Potter, but that is what was intriguing. We asked if we could have a tasting, and the lovely receptionist mentioned that it no problem, but just give them a minute to get a table ready. We were able to spend 3 minutes in their market before being called. It was an absolute refreshing surprise. Although my family’s party of 5 may be knowledgeable about wine, we are by no means snobs. We like to have fun and enjoy wine. Our host was the same way. Eventually, we were all cracking bad jokes and having fun doing it. Even the tasting room manager got into the fun as well. In the meantime, we were discovering that this place has some amazing wines. They also had an incredible variety. (Don’t pass up on trying their Carignane) Afterwards, they gave us a tour or the place which was also phenomenal to see the incredible workmanship that went into the place. I would highly recommend this place for people that enjoy wine and have fun doing so.
Written 12 January 2023
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jeff l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited yesterday, 4th October 2023, had a walk in tasting and we had the great fortune to paired with Bill for our visit. He was very well versed in all the wines and made us feel so welcome and special. I cannot praise him highly enough, if you have the opportunity to visit then Bill must be the man you spend your time with. Oh and all the wines were excellent with my favourite being the ‘sweet Ida may’ Zinfandel
Written 5 October 2023
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