I had no idea Lasseter existed in little ‘ol Glen Ellen.
I stumbled upon this winery on Yelp after reading rave reviews.
One review mentioned Pixar and Disney.
Instantly I was super intrigued and wanted to check this winery out.
A family owned winery, Proprietors, John and Nancy Lasseter.
Somewhat hidden; drive behind an elementary school and look for the gate.
A farmhouse chic, grey building houses the tasting room.
Tastings and tours by Appointment Only.
Contact them well in advance.
Superlatives describe every detail of Lasseter Family Winery:
Perfect, incredible, outstanding, beyond exceptional…
The landscaping, view, art, food pairing, wines, staff, communication, experience etc.
Everything about the Lasseter experience is quality and perfect hospitality.
Sophisticated Proprietor’s Reserve Tasting/Tour/Food Pairing Fee: $45 pp. 1 ½ hour.
Greeted by a sign with your name
Handed a Rosé to sip
Enter the immaculate, large barrel room with an overhanging Chandelier
End the tour in the tasting room with huge conference chairs and servings of local cheese, nuts and crackers and special truffle and 5 wines.
Tour and Barrel Sampling:
$30 pp allow 1 hour. 4 wines and one barrel sample.
Bordeaux Style blends, Southern Rhone style blends, rosé blend, white blend.
Currently, 5000 cases of estate wines are produced.
Nancy Lasseter came from a career in 3D animation working for Apple.
John Lasseter was the Chief Creative Officer for Disney and Pixar.
John Lasseter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Nancy got the wine bug when she attended a co-op wine making event.
Soon Nancy had John on board with her new passion for wine making.
It was in l997 that the Lasseters were bottling wine to give as Christmas gifts.
Soon they founded Lasseter Family Wines.
Lasseter Wines have a French style that embodies the wines they fell in love with while traveling in France.
In 2000 they purchased 50 acres and planted, 2002, 35 more acres.
The Lasseter wine label took inspiration from The Adventures of Andre and Wally B.
Although Disney and Pixar is not a main focus of the winery you’ll spot whimsical touches as you tour the winery.