Winery Directory Letter L Return to the Main Winery Directory La Crema: 235 Healdsburg Ave.Healdsburg(On the Plaza)Tasting Room 707.431.9400www.lacrema.comHrs: 10-5:30TF: $Wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Rose, Chard, Syrah, Viognier. Notes: They produce good wines at a good price and are owned by Kendal Jackson. The tasting room is a rather generic store front which is often a disappointment to visitors who were expecting more. The winery is a modern facility over by the Sonoma County airport. Watch our little video.
Ladera: 150 White Cottage Rd. S.Angwin(HowellMountain) 707.965.2445www.laderavineyards.comHrs: Tours & Tasting by appt at scheduled times Mon- SatTF: $$-$$$Wines: Cab Sauv, Blends.Notes: There is a lot of history on HowellMountain, and a whole bunch of it is centered on Ladera. They offer tastings at11, 1 & 3. They offer tours: 10, 12 , 2, all by appointment.
Lago di Merlo Vineyards & Winery:Tasted at Family WineriesDry Creek Valley Wines: Cab Sauv, Merlot, Zin, Sangiovese, Syrah, Pinot Grigio, Sauv Blanc, Moscato, Vino Rosso.
Laird Family Estate: 5055 Solano Ave.Napa(Oak Knoll) 707.257.0360 x 26www.lairdfamilyestate.comHrs: 10-5instant apptsTF: $$CWP Wines: Pinot Grigio, Chard, Syrah, Cab Sauv, Merlot. Notes: A unique building, a pyramid, and nice surrounding patio. Part of the busy that you see there comes from their role as a crush facility for many other smaller wineries. The Laird family has a long history growing grapes in Napa. A cool tasting room and good wines.
LambertBridge Winery: 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd.Healdsburg(DryCreekValley) 707.431.9600www.lambertbridge.comHrs: 10:30-4:30TF: $$- $$$Wines: Sauv Blanc, Chard, Viognier,Zin, Crane Creek Cuvée, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab, Sauv, oils & condiments.Notes: This is a beautiful, small winery, with a nice picnic area, a great gift collection, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, a great tasting room and spectacular wines.
Lamborn Family:Summit lake Drive Angwin(HowellMountain)925.254.0511 www.lamborn.comBy appointment.Wines: Cab Sauv, Zin. Very Small.
Lancaster Estate Winery: 15001 Chalk Hill Rd.Healdsburg(Northern Sonoma) 707.433.8178www.lancaster-estate.comHrs: Tue-Sat by appointmentTF: $$$ Wines: Cab Sauv, Sauv Blanc, BlendsNotes: This is a stunning winery, the tasting is donein the caves, and there is a cancellation fee. This is for the enthusiast.
Landmark Winery: 101 Adobe Canyon Rd.Kenwood(SonomaValley) 707.833.0218www.landmarkwine.comHrs: 10-4:30TF: $-$$Wines: Chard, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Notes: This is lovely winery specializing in Burgundy & Rhone wines, owned by the John Deere family, notice the model tractors in the gift shop. A bright & airy tasting room & a wonderful staff. The gardens are perfect for picnics and bocce.
Larkmead Vineyards: 1100 Larkmead Ln.Calistoga 707.942.0167www.larkmead.comHrs: 10-4 by appointmentTF: $$$Wines: Cab Sauv, Merlot, Sauv Blanc. This is a quality winery from the family that has owned the vineyards for many years. Their permit allows for only limited, by appointment tastings so call in advance.
Larson Family Winery: 23355 Millerick Rd.Sonoma(Carneros) 707.938.3031www.LarsonFamilyWinery.comHrs: 10-5TF: $CWPWines: White & Red table wines, Chard, Semi sweet Gewürztraminer, Cuveé Rosé, Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Meritage, Petite Sirah, Cab Sauv, Pinot Grigio. Notes: This is a much a ranch as a winery and in all ways a lot of fun. They have bocce, horses, pet friendly, and a picnic area. The wines are very good and reasonable. This is a great winery for the family. Their wines are also poured at the Cornerstone complex.
Ledson Winery & Vineyards: 7335 Highway 12Santa Rosa 707.537.3810www.ledsonwinery.comHrs: 10-5TF: $-$$ Wines: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zin, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Malbec, Barbera, Mourvèdre, Primitivo, Grenache, Chard, Sauv Blanc, Johannisberg Riesling, Rosé, Madera Port. Notes: Known locally as the castle, it was built as a grand home, but became a tasting room. It has a great deli with picnic tables and spacious tasting rooms. They offer a wide variety of well-made wines and they get a lot of repeat visitors. They are at the top of the SonomaValley, so it makes a great place to stop for a tasting and lunch before heading south again. Their wines are also tasted at their hotel on the Plaza.
Little Vineyards: 15188 Sonoma Hwy.Glen Ellen 707.996.2750 apptwww.littlevineyards.comHrs: 11-5 Thurs-MonTF: $Wines: Zin, Cab Sauv, Syrah. Notes: A small, rustic, family winery just minutes from the Plaza.
Long Meadow Ranch Winery: 1775 Whitehall Ln.St. Helena 707.963.4555www.longmeadowranch.comHrs: by appointmentTours: 10:30 & 12:15 sharp on Saturday. TF: $$$$$ (w/tour)Wines: Cab Sauv, Sauv Blanc, Sangiovese, Ranch House Red, Olive Oil, Beef Jerky. Notes: This is a farm and winery, although the winery buildings are quite beautiful and the location, on the hillsides overlooking the valley is great. As you drive north you can see them to your left as you pass Whitehall Lane. They are Biodynamic/Organic, they breed & sell horses, and they supply a market garden on Route 29.
Longboard Vineyards: 5 Fitch St.Healdsburg(Downtown)Tasting Room 707.433.3473www.longboardvineyards.comHrs: 11-7 Thu-Sat, Sun 11-5TF: $CWPWines: Syrah, Cab Sauv, Merlot. Notes: A Surfer’s delight. Watch the Video HERE.
Louis M. Martini Winery: 254 St Helena Hwy (Rt 29). S.St. Helena 800.321.WINEwww.louismartini.comHrs: 10-6TF: $$Tours. Wines: Cab Sauv, very old vine Zin, Chard, Merlot, Cab Franc, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Late Harvest Moscato, Meritage.Notes: One of Napa's grand wineries, sleek tasting room, stylish retail, expansive garden for picnics, special underground cellar tastings. Long-time owners of the Monte Rosso vineyards in Sonoma. Martini was purchased by their long-time friends, the Gallo family.
Loxton Cellars: 11466 Dunbar Rd.Glen Ellen(SonomaValley) 707.935.7221www.loxtoncellars.comHrs: 11-5TF: $Wines: Rosé, Vin Gris of Syrah, Zin, Syrah, Cab Sauv, SyrahPort, Chard, Shiraz.Notes: A small winery where Chris Loxton, the owner/winemaker is often pouring for you. Walk past the winemaking equipment to reach the barrel room/tasting room. They have some nice, shaded picnic tables out front. The entire staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Chris is from an Australian grape growing family, and a former physics professor, so his style is informed and unique. Visit during crush and you'll get your feet wet. Great wines! A personal favorite.
Luna Vineyards: 2921 Silverado TrailNapa 707.255.5862 ext. 123www.lunavineyards.comHrs: 10-5TF: $$-$$$Wines: Napa Valley Merlot, Merlot, Napa Valley Cab Sauv, Red blends. Notes: They are at the southern end of the Silverado Trail, very convenient for day trips. They have transformed their tasting room and it is gorgeous, surrounded by a shaded porch. They offer special tours & tastings by appointment. They have elegant gifts, and the wines are seriously good.
Lynmar Winery: 9060 Graton Rd.Sebastopol(RussianRiver) 707.829.3374www.lynmarwinery.comHrs: 10-5TF: $$-$$$ Wines: Pinot Noir, Chard, Vin Gris, Syrah. Notes: This is a jewel of a winery tucked into a lovely hollow to the south of the RussianRiver. The owner is involved in world rescue organizations and his ethic is shown in the architecture, gardens and staff. A wonderful team. The tastings take place both at the bar and outside on the spacious patio. The wines stand out!
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