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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  • mamacita55
    Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
    Ledson Tasting Room at the Ledson Hotel
    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.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Phil L
    1 contribution
    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
    California137 contributions
    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
    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
    1 contribution
    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
    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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Rodolfo R
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
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.
Written 17 January 2024
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jjrugs88
Oak Forest, IL139 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Stopped in for a glass of wine. Wandered the ground while drinking it. It’s a beautiful building and property. The staff were friendly and helpful! Definitely worth a stop.
Written 9 November 2023
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jeff l
1 contribution
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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Hides
Cambridge, UK64 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We cannot recommend enough this vineyard, the staff were amazing and knowledgeable, Pablo is a total credit to the vineyard, an amazingly interesting, engaging and knowledgeable gentleman who truly made our visit one to remember for a long time. Thank you and your wine and house are beautiful
Written 8 September 2023
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tmkennedy3
Los Alamitos, CA2 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TravelinMaiden
California137 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
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!
Written 27 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Phil L
1 contribution
Jul 2023
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!
Written 2 August 2023
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mamacita55
Chicago, IL3 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KrissyandCody
Wichita, KS181 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Beautiful grounds, awesome building. The tastings were good. We were there on a super quiet Tuesday afternoon all by ourselves.
Written 26 January 2023
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Neal E
7 contributions
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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