Lasseter Family Winery

Glen Ellen Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice

Fodor’s Expert Review

Immaculately groomed grapevines dazzle the eye at John and Nancy Lasseter's secluded winery, and it's no accident: Phil Coturri, Sonoma Valley's premier organic vineyard manager, tends them. Even the landscaping, which includes an insectary to attract beneficial bugs, is meticulously maintained. Come harvesttime, winemaker Julia Iantosca oversees gentle processes that transform the fruit into wines of purity and grace: a Semillon–Sauvignon Blanc blend, two rosés, and Bordeaux and Rhône reds. As might be expected of a storyteller as accomplished as John, whose screenwriting credits include Toy Story, Cars, and other Pixar features, evocative labels illustrate the tale behind each wine. These stories are well told on tours that precede tastings of wines, paired with local artisanal cheeses, in an elegant room whose east-facing window frames vineyard and Mayacamas Mountains views. All visits are by appointment only.
Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice

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1 Vintage La.
Glen Ellen, California  95442, USA

707-933–2814

www.lasseterfamilywinery.com

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Rate Includes: Tastings (some with tours) $25–$50

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