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Saturday, October 19 – 10am-4pm

Fun and popular day with owner and winemaker Steve Ledson featuring his 2 show Corvettes and Corvettes from all over California

KENWOOD, CA (October 7, 2019) – Join Steve Ledson and his corvettes at Ledson Winery & Vineyards (www.ledson.com) for the 13th Annual Corvettes at the Castle extravaganza, which will be held Saturday, October 19 from 10am-4pm. Corvette enthusiasts can enjoy a lovely afternoon mingling with Steve Ledson and other Corvette lovers among the classic cars lining the magnificent circular driveway in front of The Ledson Castle. This occasion is the ideal opportunity to taste award-winning and critically acclaimed wines at one of the intimate tasting salons and learn more about the Ledson family philosophy of winemaking. The fall season is upon us making it a great time to picnic with gourmet food from the Ledson Marketplace under the majestic oak trees at this amazing destination winery.

Photo credit: Raymond Barrett

Corvette enthusiasts can vote for the top three cars and are encouraged to bring their own corvette to join in on the competition. Cars that want to be in the show are asked to arrive by 10am to register and will be placed in a designated parking area. There is no cost to attend or to enter your car. Ledson Winery will provide complimentary tastings for each driver and passenger that enters their car into the show. The first-place prize is a 3L etched bottle of 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The prize for second place is a 1.5L etched bottle of 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also a People’s Choice award and the winner will receive a regular bottle of the 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Steve Ledson family has been farming in Sonoma County since 1868. Based in Kenwood, Ledson Winery & Vineyards produces more than 70 wines annually, representing the largest 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. These small-lot handcrafted wines are scoring in mid-90’s and above, showcasing the absolute best Sonoma County has to offer. Ledson was recently awarded 98 Points, Wine of the Year, Best of Show and Platinum Medal award at the 2019 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition for their 2016 Alexander Valley ‘Estate Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon. “Winemaker Steve Ledson has his namesake winery firing on all cylinders these days,” said Wine Critic Robert Whitley.  “Witness this awe-inspiring Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma’s Alexander Valley.  Richly layered, the Cab from Ledson’s Alexander Valley estate vineyard offers remarkable depth and impressive complexity.  With notes of cassis and blackberry and firm tannins, it has the structure to improve with age over the next decade or more although perfectly enjoyable right now.  What’s most impressive is that it’s just another hit in a long line of hits from Ledson over the past few years.” Just a few months earlier Ledson’s 2015 Napa Valley ‘Stagecoach Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve received the same incredible recognition of 98 Points, Wine of the Year, Best of Show and Platinum Medal at the 2019 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.

Ledson Winery & Vineyards are open to the public daily, 10am- 5pm. Learn more at our website: www.ledson.com.

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