Reviews of Ledson Winery & Vineyards (Winery)

7335 CA-12, Kenwood, CA 95409, United States

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Peter Hall

Love Ledson! As a Napa Valley chauffeur hard to find a more exotic and beautiful setting at the base of the mountains! Nicole , Ana and the other staff members help make it a memorable experience! The castle type setting is still embraced by the Sonoma laid-back vibes! The beautiful picnic grounds amidst steel oak trees, makes time melt away! Keep up the great work Ledson staff! Looking forward to the next time we cross paths!

Jason Simmons

Danielle van Asch-Prevot

Good Food during HOV

Larry Ross Jr.

Great wine, and Gio was awesome!!

Brian Mesina

Diane C

We did a graduation dinner at Ledson and it was better that what I expected. Not many places can do that. The food was awesome paired with incredible wine. The staff made everything seamless. If you are having a special event this is the place you want to have it at. It's reasonable and you will be immensely pleased. Thanks so much to the staff and everyone involved for making this moment so very special for us.

John P Schimmer

Trevor Powell

Worth the drive in

kevin murrock

Excellent, not a bad one in the bunch.

Ryan Clark

Just left Ledson after another fantastic visit. We have been waiting for years to come back since becoming members and visit what we feel is one of the best wineries around. It did not disappoint. Thanks Tom for a wonderful time and all the great info at our tasting. Ryan & Amy

Jasmina Tomic

vanessa debroeck

Beautiful winery with a great selection of wines and a fun and knowledgeable staff.

James Wright

Rwy Lau

Beautiful grounds and building. They will make sure you get what you like, working with you to taste new-to-your-palate wines and also helping you learn what works with your favorite foods. Depending on your preferences, try the Cepage (blend), Mendocino Valley Zin and Howell Mtn Zin. And if you like Zin and Port, get their late harvest Zin "port style". We worked with David Hahn - very nice & helpful. Thanks Dave! Love the Zin port!


Beautiful establishment. Lorenzo was nice, helpful, and informative. The rest of the staff was sketchy and standoff-ish. I wouldn’t recommend. I felt they didn’t care about me and just wanted business and money out of me.

Paul Babbini

Exquisite flight of various varietals

Fred Oliveira

Great place to sit and enjoy an afternoon with some delicious wine!

Grandma Borba Making Soap

Beautiful place

J Vives

Rutas degustación vino, excent!!

susan scanlon

Patti Castilleja

P Moore

Errol Bisutti

the Vivino App has the Sonoma County Cepage average price at $31.00, the wine club charge is $68.80?

Adam Pries

Server was very nice and provided great service

Piet de Beer

Sakura Fukuda

Diana Limoncelli

Very very snobby winery! When we wanted to purchase by the glass, we were given the wine in plastic glasses. The only positive side is you can take beautiful pictures. Wine definitely didn't taste the best

Walk about Washington

Amazing place. Cabernet and Vongior were to for for. Joined the Wine Club because of their very limited casing and releases.

Emily Roozen

Best Malbec EVERRRR!

Tye Weisenfluh

Rob Lewis

The staff are incredibly friendly, and provide good customer service. Try the 2012 Merlot. Really good.

Wayne Sand

Great wines and house and grounds are most majestic in Sonoma!

Jennifer Acle

Richard and Tori gave us an impromptu personalized tasting that was informative and fun- perfect for a beginner wine taster. Richard also gave us some background info on the house-turned-winery and we got to check out the cool architecture.

Kristen Gillespie

Excellent winery. Beautiful grounds and helpful, friendly staff. Wines are excellent as well. Dog friendly

Ricardo Ponce

Beautiful place! Delicious 2009 cab!

Kasia Katarzyna

Joyce Olkiewicz

We became wine members after the first sip of Chardonnay. Love all of the varietals but the Chardonnay stands out. Christina signed us up and we’ve already been back with a large group. We tasted in the reserve room with Tom and he was so knowledgeable and willing to teach our friends about the art of wine making, they couldn’t stop talking about it!! It was such a monumental day that none of us will forget. Thank you Ledson Team.

Leah Phillips

This winery is absolutely stunning; the building itself is magnificent and the grounds are impeccable. We received the best service from the gentleman who led us through our tasting. The wines were fantastic and the staff truly went above and beyond to make our tasting extra special. The staff are knowledgeable, engaging, and so welcoming. This was one of our favourite wineries we visited during our time in Sonoma.

Nikki Cruz

Very impressed with the great estate and the wonderful staff that welcomed us! The tasting room is quite busy but the staff showed us around the beautiful home. It was a lovely experience to see this opulent and gorgeous building! It was a fantastic home. Tried the Ledson Zinfandel for lunch and it was so delicious!

Wesley Reisz

Never had a worse experience in eight different trips to Sonoma. My wife and I visit often from bourbon country. It's beautiful property, and we were excited to try the wine as well. However, we just didn't get that far. The woman behind the tasting bar yesterday couldn't care less about us or our experience. Her exact words when we asked about the tastings were "you have this side and that side, then turned her back and walked away." So we did too. Respect yourself and visit a place that welcomes you with open arms when you walk in, this isn't that place.

Alyson Russell

Gorgeous property, wine is good but not excellent, love the deli and shop, good service.

Lisa W

Although the winery was beautiful and the mansion was beautiful... the wine tasting experience was not impressive... the bartender was friendly and cool but the bartender had no clue about wines! He didn’t know jack. It was so boring and snooty. Pours were not generous. It will cost you $20 for regular and $30 for reserve. Super pricey for a mediocre wine tasting. The mansion was super nicely decorated for the holidays. They don’t waive any wine tasting fees even if you spend over hundreds of dollars!! So weird and stingy.

Arif Zaman

Ledson Winery and Vineyards was amazing! I had decided to hold a very special private event with tasting amongst friends. We sat for a tasting within the Veranda room, which had a beautiful view of the outdoors. The castle itself is breath taking with all the flowers/roses lining up the entrance. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. They had put together a menu tailored towards our preferences. Highly recommend when you're in Sonoma :).

Jessica Sanchez

Ian MacMillan

Sam Murray

Small selection, 4 pre-chosen wines; did not wave tasting fee ($20-$30) when buying an expensive bottle, which were upwards of $50. I felt like I was being pushed to buy the most expensive bottle of wine, not the one I enjoyed the most and the wine cost $90. I had a much more enjoyable time at other wineries. The Mansion was nice, but only worth a trip for a picture.

Ron Beggio

Was told to leave before I got to the door, Must have been the car I was driving, WILL NOT be going back again. I'm not sure if it was the owner or just the person in charge, But was clearly a dick. I would not even give one star, But in order to post that's what it is. VERY RUDE !!

Sean McElroy

Some of the best red wines in Sonoma valley. The Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a solid choice. Really knowledgeable staff on wine tastings. Wonderful grounds and deli. I highly recommend this as a stop in Sonoma.

Dave Meccariello

A premier winery in Sonoma, California, you must visit to truly appreciate the ambiance, extraordinary wines and incredible staff.

Evgenii Seliavka

Bonnie E

Christopher Gonzalez

Been here several times with out-of-towners to show them one of the most impressive estates in Sonoma County; the architecture is unparalleled.

Raymond Czaplewski

Opulent mansion serves as the tasting "room". Server Stephanie was very personable and professional, which made our experience much more memorable than that at the other winery we had visited earlier in the day.

Diane Hill

Romain Derenne

Very beautiful wineyard, kids friendly, lots of different places where to do the tasting, staff was very friendly. Wine was not what we preferred personally in terms of taste. Still highly recommend!

Jennifer Wong

Beautiful grounds. Wine is great but surprising they don’t include tasting in the wine purchase when you buy a case that total $700+

Karla Strand

Happened upon this beautiful place and couldn't drive by. A gorgeous estate and several private tasting rooms within the mansion makes this a fun experience. Nice to have small snack and sandwiches at Check out. We enjoyed the wines esp the cab

John Huân Vũ

Be aware that this place is expensive but worth it for wine lovers. I was impressed by their wines and their customer service. Can't believe a place made a perfect Merlot.

Jeanette Asgekar

Fabulous winery..... UPPER CRUST......

Dwarika Shrestha

Karen Parks

claudia rocklin

Decent wine...beautiful grounds!

Lillian Hudson

N Dawn

I love this winery! They have the best Sauvignon Blanc....I could taste it now.

Kim Moore

Brian Newton

Building is cool architecture but somewhat artificial. Wine was alright nothing spectacular.

Joyce White

Gary Bacon

Beautiful location nice wines lovely staff

Diego Baratelli

There were pieces of glass in our tasting. They still charged us $30 for the tasting. The wines were average at best.

David Feliciano

The wine tasting was somewhat skimpy and my bartender wasn't that nice. The BLT sandwich was solid and they do have some tasty wines at OK prices. It's nice to have a small picnic in the back.

Sandy Mandella

Scott Donaghy

Truly a great experience. Love the wine and the scenery

Lisa Burch

Dave was a fabulous wine consultant. Great wines!

Keira Chu

Beautiful opulent house and lovely gardens to wander around. There is a huge gourmet deli and an adjoining store that sells wine, snacks and lots of great gift ideas.

Cipriano Barboza

Rudy Creel

You can almost have your Wine customized as the inventory is huge!!!

Adriana Sarocco

Overall-- The ground are beautiful, but if you're only in town for a little while, I would skip this place and go to one of the many other wineries in the region (a few I'd recommend in the area: Kunde, Chateau St. Jean, St. Francis, Kenwood Winery, Imagery). PROS: -You don't need an appointment for wine tasting -The grounds are stunning and the family history is interesting to learn about CONS -imo the wines here don't quite match up to the quality of other wineries in the area, even at the same price points. -The staff were very salesy and pushing the club membership on us the whole tasting, and were snappy when we decided not to join. imo this is very unprofessional for a wine tasting, and is definitely not a common tactic-- wineries typically let the wine do the talking

David Martin

great visit to Person winery

Joe Berry

I enjoyed coming here when I was a member.

Kathleen Weber Frost

Loved this place! The grounds are absolutely stunning. We arrived without a reservation around 3:15-3:30 on a Saturday and they were able to fit us in within 10 minutes. We were in a tasting room with 2 other groups - we were a group of 6. Our hostess Ana was wonderful! She joked around with our group and was very hospitable. We loved the tasting and she also took a few photos for us while we tasted. Once the tasting ended we purchased a bottle of wine and 1/2 our group went outside on the grounds and the other stayed inside near a fireplace. We stayed until the vineyard was closed and they never once asked us to leave or were pushy. I really appreciated that. Thank you!

Robert Brouwer

Great place to taste their great wines.

Brian Mortensen

Irene Hinchey

Beautiful castle

Jim Gateley

I rate 5 of 5 stars to the Ledson Winery and Vineyards in Kenwood, CA. I often visit the wine country in Northern California including Napa and Sonoma Valleys. I first discovered Ledson blasting past it on the highway making a mental note to return and check ‘em out. When I visited Ledson for the first time I was amazed at the beauty of the building (aka “the Castle”) and the grounds. Inside is a large tasting room with helpful staff. Unlike many wineries, Ledson has a wide portfolio of wine offerings with several (many) choices for each different grape type. Take Merlot (yes please, I’ll have another), they offer several with Merlot grapes coming from different parts of California and some vineyard selections. Being a big fan of Merlot, it was interesting to do a tasting of a few different choices where each is a unique taste. The wine shop at Ledson includes wines and cheeses and additionally several sandwich choices. Being located in (the middle of nowhere) Kenwood and having the option to get a lunch and wine at Ledson made for a nice visit. Bottom line, I am a member of two wine clubs of which Ledson is one. My top choices from Ledson: 2007 Merlot Estate Sonoma Valley, 2007 Merlot Knights Valley and an amazing 2008 Zinfandel Century Vines Russian River Valley.

denise kirchubel

One of our favorite wineries. Never had a bad wine or a bad experience. #SonomaCountyStrong

John G Fischer

Nina Zafirova

Mike Carlson

Ben Evert

Inconceivably standoffish. When my family of four went in for a bottle of wine and food from their deli, we were quickly shoo'ed outside where we were brought our substandard and woefully disappointing lunch.

Richard Flathmann

Excellent winery, exceptional sommelier. Very interesting information shared.

Frederic Sommer

Best wines in Sonoma

Mark Willits

someone someone

Nice place, will revisit!

Matt Peppes

Great wines, some of the best pinots in the Sonoma valley. Their castle is unbelievable!

Teena Cirincione

Tom Is amazing. Best tasting ever!!

Angel Ong

I came here with a group of girls last year for a bachelorette party. We were winery hoping and got here kind of late, near closing. The very nice workers at the winery saw the bachelorette sash the bride to be was wearing and allowed us to buy bottles of wine and some snacks. We sat outside at one of the many picnic tables. The wine was great.. I'm usually not a white wine drinker, only reds, but their Sauvignon Blanc impressed me. They have a huge selection of wines and for a very fair price. The winery was extremely beautiful!! It looks like a chateau/mansion!! The sun was setting and it was very picturesque. Also, there's plenty of parking so very stress free. Highly recommend.

Alexis Turley

The castle grounds were the best part of our experience. The wines were unremarkable, okay but wouldn't say great. The service was worse, our bartender was neither friendly nor very helpful. Disappointing since this came recommended.

Pristine Margins

I visited this place on a Sunday around noon. I didn't see many staffs welcoming the visitors. Maybe I had to make a prior reservation. By the way the estate, especially the mansion, was very beautiful and well maintained.

Joe Depucci

Nathan Smallcomb

Great wines. First class service.

Akihiro Takino

Betty Tran

This is a lovely place, but wine tasting was a bit pricey.

Sonia Rodiño

Hicimos una degustación privada, muy buenos vinos, y entretenida conversación, lugar recomendable

Babak Ghoreyshi

I liked the environment, the building and the vineyard. It’s a nice place, peaceful and quiet. A good place to have wine.

Cheli Derry

My husband and I went to the California Wine Country to celebrate our anniversary and being members of the Ledson Wine club we arranged to visit for a private tasting. We were ushered to the Bride's room where a beautiful table was set and tremendous wines were ready for us to enjoy. When we explained that we were from the East coast and that friends were joining us in a few days to celebrate their anniversary, an additional private tasting was set up and when we returned we had a lovely table again and totally different wines to taste. 3 cases were sent home to us and we will enjoy these and more as they come to us throughout the year. Ledson Wines are our absolute favorites!

Alina Kieu

I had a wonderful experience at this winery. I went with a club member on a busy day and service was pleasant. Amazing and award-winning wines. Their chardonnay and dessert wines are superb! I got myself a bottle. Bottles are roughly $30+. I had a taste of their olive oils and their basil olive oil was delicious. I bought two bottles. This place is also great for picnics. Beautiful landscaping.

Ricardo Romero

Peter Heintz

Rob our wine specialist was the greatest ever! So we're the wines.

Amy Murphy

Mediocre wines in a big empty house. Great outdoor views though.

Roger Renato Hoyle

Ciriaco Cuenco

Visiting from Hawaii, first time going to this winery. This winery is beautiful! We went in to do a tasting and tremendously enjoyed it! Our bartender Lorenzo was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend this winery to all our friends and family. Aloha

Armand Trepanier

Liam and Peanut

Beautiful building and environment. I wouldn't recommend private wine tasting, it's better to be surrounded by other wine lovers!

William Dorsey

The Ledson Winery has a building that looks like it is out of the Addams family and has a concierge who takes you in for the tasting. I wondered if we were being sorted out but as former club members I guess we passed the test. The tasting …

Nancy Brock

Beautiful setting. Nice enough staff but when we are going to spend more than $800 on a case & they don't wave the tasting fee, there is a problem. The quality of their wines was well exceeded by their prices. Pretty poor experience.

Bernice Baker

Nestled among 20-acres of estate vineyards, surrounded by picnic grounds with scattered ancient Oaks, emerges an architectural showpiece that was designed and built by fifth generation Sonoma County farmer and winemaker, Steve Ledson. Ledson Winery is known to locals and visitors throughout the world as “The Castle.” It has become a destination estate with plenty of options to make your wine country experience unforgettable. Ledson consistently produces highly coveted, small lot wines that showcase the absolute best that Sonoma County has to offer. Ledson is one of the oldest farming families in the valley with over 150 years of tradition. Approximately 90% of their wine is produced from estate grown grapes from meticulously farmed vineyards resulting in a superior wine portfolio where guests will inevitably find a wine that delights their palates. One of the few wineries to feature a Gourmet Marketplace with a variety of local cheeses, sandwiches, olive oils and gift items offers the perfect destination for a wine country picnic. A visit to the Ledson Castle will certainly be the highlight of your trip

Moira Ireland

Gustavo Franco

Joseph Peters-Mathews

A friend who is an employee invited me, but he and I had not coordinated on timing so he was not available for us. The person we had was friendly in his recommendations of our next wines to try, however did not read his audience (three progressive gay men — all of whom have spent a fair amount of time in France) very well. He was Francophobic: if there was an opportunity to point out how something would be "illegal" in France he pointed it out and took pride in it. If there was an opportunity to suggest something should remind us of "American freedom" he did. Of the six wines we had a few were tasty, however none of them was stellar. Almost none of them warranted the price per bottle. The $15 tasting fee isn't waived upon purchase, and purchases are not cheap. This venue would make a gorgeous setting for a wedding, and its size (with at least three tasting bars) easily accommodates large groups. The size, however, is detrimental when looking for a particular open bottle for tasting, thus calling the other tasting bars. Ledson Winery makes 86 different wines, and it showed in the tasting. Cutting down to a few wines with a little more focus on each could potentially greatly make them all much better. Although there is no distribution of Ledson wines, there is quite the production. I prefer smaller wineries with smaller tasting rooms — and staff that are personable without trying to prove anything about themselves, their wineries, California, or the United States.

Dan Olson

Nicole Menkhoff

A must see

Girolamo Parisi

Monica Stoffel

Love this place!!!

Sergey Gabdurakhmanov

Maomao Zhang


Gary Close

Amazing place, wonderful, knowledgeable sommeliers! Great wines!

Rahul Ramesh

Jessica Turner

Beautiful winery, loved all their wines. Warning that they don't allow outside food on the property, as they have a deli inside.

Andrew Zuckerman

Beautiful location except the mansion is a let down not being historical and located next to a prison is a bit of a drawback.

Christy Leong

Beautiful property and great wines. Especially like the "Amy's vinegar " Zinfandel. Smooth and complex

Brian Zias

Karen Kay

Beautiful Winery. Great Wine. Nice Atmosphere.

Diane Schroeder

Amazing wines at an amazing venue. A must stop on Highway 12 between Sonoma and Santa Rosa!

Christopher Soto

Nestled among 20-acres of estate vineyards, surrounded by picnic grounds with scattered ancient Oaks, emerges an architectural showpiece that was designed and built by fifth generation Sonoma County farmer and winemaker, Steve Ledson. Ledson Winery is known to locals and visitors throughout the world as “The Castle.” It has become a destination estate with plenty of options to make your wine country experience unforgettable. Ledson consistently produces highly coveted, small lot wines that showcase the absolute best that Sonoma County has to offer. Ledson is one of the oldest farming families in the valley with over 150 years of tradition. Approximately 90% of their wine is produced from estate grown grapes from meticulously farmed vineyards resulting in a superior wine portfolio where guests will inevitably find a wine that delights their palates. One of the few wineries to feature a Gourmet Marketplace with a variety of local cheeses, sandwiches, olive oils and gift items offers the perfect destination for a wine country picnic. A visit to the Ledson Castle will certainly be the highlight of your trip.

John Risso

Reshma Kamath

Anthem Limo Service

Manav Mehta

Kushal Berera

Nice castle and good reds. Try the cabs

Ann Cinabro

Wonderful experience!!!

Phillip Frausto

I have been a wine club member at Lesson for 12 years. I joined because I believe they have the overall best wines in Sonoma County. Whites, Syrahs, Merlots, Shiraz, Cabs, and Zinfandels, which are my favorites, dinners, barrel tasting, member events, 3 wine bars, one members only bar and private group tasting. Oh the castle is a must see

Paresh Mody

Very broad wine selection, very knowledgeable staff, exellent Pinot Noir. Leaned how to do "seasoning" of a glass. A visit is a must.

Jenny Chen

欧式古堡 美麗的酒莊在Sanoma Village很受歡迎,就算不喝也值得來叁觀。雖只是私人品牌但酒品不少,其中Point Noir, Zinfandel是我們在Ledson试過的酒中最顺口的,而且禮品部的corned beef和輕食也很好吃哦!

Dina Dye

Skimpy on their wine. Made no suggestions. Wanted to hurry us to help others. Won't go back.

Rachel Sparks

Best winery! Great wines and great guess service. A must if out of town and a fav spot for this local.

Ryan Cortez

Jackie Thompson

Beautiful property. Wine was very nice, camt buy in stores or restaurants. Brendan who was our wine tasting host was excellent.

Marius Aune

Horacio Lopez

Daniel Sheffer

Average winery and very pretentious. Building not that old and smelled musty. Pushy sommelier who wanted to sell us a wine club membership. Wine simply not that good and why a club? Bathrooms outside and we got locked out of main building. Rude sommelier didn't care. Pass on this one. Suprised they are in business. Lorenzo not good at his job and very deceptive in pushing a wine club when all we wanted were a few bottles.


Jeanine M

Long time visitor. Great wines. Pricey but good quality and value.

evelyn chu

Gorgeous property, nicest staff, cute little shops for snacks accompany the wines. Overall great experience.

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