Ledson Winery is well known for their small lot production of impeccable wines – “One of Sonoma’s most consistently excellent producers,” said Anthony Dias Blue. Ledson wines encapsulate visions of five generations of family winemaking and viticulture techniques. Their philosophy is to adapt their 150 years of knowledge and experience to the unique terroir of each estate vineyards’ unique personality; therefore, every wine is an expression of each vineyard’s individuality. The winery is known throughout the world as “The Castle.” With the most picturesque stately grounds, it is truly a destination estate. VinePair called it, “One of the twelve most impressive wineries in the world” and the Boston Globe said, “This castle is a must see.” Whether you stop by for a general tasting or make reservations for a private tasting in one of their intimate tasting suites, you will have an experience like no other. Shop in their marketplace where you can grab a picnic lunch to enjoy in their oak-studded grounds or by the cozy fireplace in the parlor. If you plan ahead, you can stay at the Ledson Hotel located on the historic Sonoma Plaza. It combines old-world charm with modern amenities and was listed by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 100 hotels in the world. At the hotel’s lounge you wrap up your day and taste handcrafted wines from Zina Hyde Cunningham, Ledson, and Mountain Terraces wineries while watching the sunset from the sidewalk seating, or relaxing by the fireplace.