Hidden in the Sonoma valley resides a relatively new winery on the scene however steeped with an understanding of entertainment and hospitality. Welcome to the Lasseter Family Winery founded by John and Nancy Lasseter.
Our visit to the Lasseter Family Winery was a complete 180 degree difference vs. the location of John Lasseter's first job at Disneyland. The approach at Disneyland is to ensure that thousands of guests are looked after on a daily basis, however only a select few get to visit the winery on a daily basis.
Upon arrival our winery docent welcomed us to the property. The landscaping throughout the grounds was impeccable and the simple architecture of the winery facilities was stunning, similar to the design detail put into an attraction at Disneyland.
For the first 45 minutes we walked the property and obtained an understanding how production is handled at the facility. Then it was on to the tasting / pairing portion of the experience. In a dinning room setting we enjoyed 5 new releases paired with meat and cheeses. Each of the wines were extremely approachable with grapes originating from some of the most notable AVA's in the region.
Before heading to Sonoma be sure to contact the winery to schedule time for a visit. This experience is perfect for new and experienced wine experience seekers.