• Shahraz Ali

Showcasing Wine Castles (California) to the World In 3D: Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Talking With Elke Rautenberg-Wolffe - Director of Marketing Of Ledson Winery and Vineyards


Famously known as the Wine Castle of Sonoma County, Ledson Winery is an architectural masterpiece located amongst acres of vineyards. Its owner, Steve Ledson, learned how to make wines from his father at a very young age. Over the years, he polished his skills by working with some of the best winemakers and viticulturists around the world.


But with evolving times (including the ever-increasing popularity of social media and the outbreak of the pandemic), he knew his business needed to up its marketing game and bring in some much-needed innovation.


3D virtual tours served that purpose and even went beyond! With 3D visuals of the winery, Ledson was able to showcase his space in an innovative and engaging way. This allowed people to realistically visit it from the comfort of their homes and brought many other benefits to the business!

In that regard, Ledson Winery and our team were a great match. We shot the Ledson Winery and its beautiful vineyards for folks around the world to see and enjoy!




Lovely, right? Here’s something fun you can try: Tap on the hotspot in the ‘Gourmet Marketplace’ slide above to go to Ledson’s online wine shop!


We were also privileged to shoot a 360° Google Tour for the winery:





Moving forward, we asked the lovely marketing director Elke Rautenberg-Wolffe a few questions so we could get to know their castle better and collect some fun insider facts to share with you!


What do you love most about Ledson Winery?



I love our employee's incredible teamwork, delivering impeccable hospitality to our visitors.


What new changes has Ledson seen in the past year? What changes do you hope for in 2022?


We have begun booking appointments only for tastings so its customers can have more personalized experiences with their wines.


Why do you love working in the wine industry?


I love working in this industry because it’s a family heritage and something we, as a family, are passionate about. We started growing grapes and making wine back in 1862! Additionally, I love sharing a labor of love with customers and hearing their fantastic feedback about the wines.


Tell us one fun fact most people don't know about the castle?


What makes our company unique is that we don't think we have a job. It’s just a lifestyle we all love, and we are one big family doing what we love every day.


We thank Elke and the Ledson Winery for giving us the chance to shoot and share their stunning wine castle, featured by grey-black spires in front of a roaring mountainous landscape. To book your tasting today, go here.




Elke Rautenberg-Wolff is a performance-driven and creative marketing professional with 15 years of experience in the wine industry. Her skills as Marketing Director of Ledson Winery are reflected in the happy visitors who enjoy this magical castle locally to worldwide!






With the virtual tour we recorded for Ledson Winery, Elke states the business has witnessed successes in the form of increased exposure, more in-person visits, and happy customers.


"It was a great experience working with Nancy Hayssen and her team. Nancy is high-energy, engaging, and does a great job coordinating the creation of the 3D Virtual Tour. Nancy also provided us with plenty of digital material we can publish on our social media channels. We are excited about this opportunity to share our wine and story by reaching a worldwide audience. The virtual tour is helping reach more wine lovers, and we are thrilled to see more customers come and visit us in person at our winery," Elke Rautenberg-Wolff, Ledson Winery & Vineyards


Want to book a 3D tour or 360° Google tour for your space? We are just an email (or call) away - nancy@virtualtourmaps.com, 707-280-4678.


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