KENWOOD, CA (October 15, 2019) – One of Sonoma County’s top destinations and home to some of the region’s highest-scoring wines, Ledson Winery & Vineyards has been named one of “San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” Winners.
According to The Best and Brightest, “Every year companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area compete to be named one of “San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) on Friday, November 15th at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.
This year’s winners represent best practices in industries as diverse as financial technology, medical, cybersecurity and non-for-profit.
An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on key measures in various categories. They include: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation, Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision, Diversity and Inclusion, Work-Life Balance, Community Initiatives, and Strategic Company Performance. “
Ledson Winery and Vineyards was also selected recently this year as one of the North Bay Business Journal‘s “Best Places to Work.”
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 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 is open to the public daily, 10am- 5pm. Learn more at our website: www.ledson.com.
About the Best and Brightest Programs
The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” is a program of the National Association for Business Resources, which provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” presents annual symposium and award galas in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco.