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Lasseter Winery

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

  • 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.

  • Itinerary:

  • Greeted by a sign with your name

  • Handed a Rosé to sip

  • Vineyard walk/talk

  • 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.

  • Wines:

  • 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.


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