Kenwood based Ledson Winery & Vineyards was recently awarded the Andre Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year award at the 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition. The award is bestowed on the winemaking team with the most impressive portfolio of wine entries.

Competition organizer and esteemed wine critic Anthony Dias Blue had this to say, “This is evidence of the high quality of wines coming from this winery. Steve Ledson is an amazing winemaker and winning these awards is very impressive.”

In addition to the Winemaker Award the Ledson team won four additional awards including:

Double Gold 95 points –2017 Sonoma Valley “Estate Old Vine” Barbera

Gold medal, 2017 Sonoma Valley “Estate Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Gold medal, 2017 Howell Mountain “Old Vine” Zinfandel

Gold medal, 2018 Dry Creek Valley “Old Vine” Zinfandel Reserve

“Wow!” exclaimed winemaker Steve Ledson. “What a wonderful holiday surprise from such a highly respected competition. Despite the challenges of keeping the winery humming during this crazy year, our attention to winemaking has never wavered and it is fantastic to be acknowledged like this for our efforts!”


About Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Steve Ledson’s family has been farming in Sonoma County since 1868. Based in Kenwood, Ledson Winery & Vineyards produces more than 70 different types of wines annually, representing the most diverse ultra-premium wine portfolio of any family-owned winery in the United States. At upwards of 20 different varietals and blends, from as many as 20 appellations, ranging in price from $18 to $250, there is a Ledson wine for every palate and every pocketbook. Ledson is known for showcasing absolutely some of the best that Sonoma County has to offer.  Recently 14 of Ledson’s wines have scored between 95 and 99 points; three of them have achieved recognition as ‘Wine of the Year’ at prestigious international wine competitions. Ledson Winery & Vineyards is open to the public by reservation daily, 10am – 5pm. Learn more at our website:

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