Wine & Design at Ledson Winery Sonoma
What does a Vancouver Home Stager do after her Real Estate Staging Association Conference winds up in San Francisco? She goes on a quick wine tour of Sonoma, of course!
After the RESA Conference was finished, my gal pal and fellow Edmonton Home Stager, Peg Barcelo-Jackson and I rented a car and drove to Sonoma for a whirlwind one-night stay. We stayed at the beautiful Ledson Winery Hotel in downtown Sonoma, then travelled the next day to their main winery and vineyard.
My first thought when we arrived at the Ledson Winery was “pinch me… am I in a fairy tale?”. This winery building was more like a castle than a tasting edifice. We entered the Foyer of this building and were met with a grand, sweeping staircase. All I could think of was the staircase in the Titanic. Sadly, there was no young Leonard DiCaprio to greet me, but hey.
We toured this amazing facility, complete with separate tasting rooms, and gorgeous architectural details. Of course, as a designer, the surrounds are almost as important as the wine itself. Apparently, the Ledson family had originally planned for this to be their residence, but it was just too special not to share with the public, and become the main greeting and tasting endroit for oenophiles and wine lovers alike.
Peg and I enjoyed our own, private wine tasting, and didn’t waste a drop. Not much wine was thrown back into the bucket, I admit… I clinked home with several bottles, including a wonderful bottle of Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, which I’m saving for a special occasion.
Upstairs outside the wine tasting room
If you find yourself in San Francisco, it’s well worth the extra trip to Sonoma, where wonderful wineries and tasting experiences abound. Cheers!