Living in gorgeous wine country California we are fortunate to have world-class wineries so close by and today we visited the exquisite Ledson Winery in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country on HWY 12. The drive was beautiful; it was sunny and cool having just sprinkled in the morning. The vineyards are essentially bare sticks this time of year but still gorgeous to take in and it was a beautiful drive.
You can’t miss the Ledson Winery also known as The Castle!! It is a 16,000 sqft Gothic French-Normandy style winery and tasting room. The Castle is absolutely stunning!! Ample parking is provided and the grounds are exquisite with manicured lawns, trees, and florals. Restrooms are easily accessible and are also in the style of The Castle in a separate building right by the parking lot making it very convenient for those who drove a long distance. A gorgeous fountain is a focal point in the front and imagining what springtime is like here when the roses and flowers are blooming, a sweet smell in the air and the vineyards are lush with grapes is surely a dream. We will certainly be back in the Spring and will post photos for you all.
Living in gorgeous wine country California we are fortunate to have world-class wineries so close by and today we visited the exquisite Ferrari Carano winery. The drive was beautiful; it was sunny and warm with a breeze. We past so many lush vineyards and stopped to take pictures along the way. Harvest season has started in Sonoma County but there are still full grape clusters hanging on the vines and they are a wonderful sight to see.
Ferrari Carano Wineryis about 30 miles from our home and is located in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, CA. The winery is known for their Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs as well as reds and desert wines. Let me just say we were in complete delight when we pulled onto the property. The winery looks just like an Italian villa with grand arches, lots of architectural and ornamental details, beautiful windows and is surrounded by stunning ornamental gardens. There are several types of tastings offered, one of which can be experienced in the underground Enoteca Reserve Tasting Bar and you can see a remarkable barrel room on your way down and then there is the II Terrazzo terrace that overlooks the stunning formal gardens and vineyard offering tastings as well.
Winters in California couldn’t be more perfect!! Although we don’t get snow it still gets chilly and that calls for a nice warm coat. The vineyards have lost most of their leaves by now but are still breathtaking. We took a drive out to Ferrari-Carano winery and it did not disappoint, just look at the scenery!! As usual the property is immaculately groomed. Inside the cellar is all decorated for Christmas and it is exquisite. There are even Betty Boop ornaments on the trees!! We took some pictures and met some lovely folks who were so complimentary about my outfit and style. It is always so much fun to meet people out and about.