Winery Descriptions, Driving directions, Tasting Room Hour, Contact
Diections: From the San Francisco Golden Gate
Bridge, take Highway 101 north. Exit 101 to Highway 37 towards
Vallejo. Turn left onto Highway 121 towards Sonoma and Napa. Travel
about 6 miles to Gloria Ferrer. Gloria Ferrer is on the left side
of the road.
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
is a very beautiful and elegant winery set back on a lovely hillside.
The tasting room is set up like a wine bar. You pay by the glass
for a very healthy taste of wine. You can sit and relax either
inside or outside on the deck. In addition to their sparking
wines, Gloria Ferrer also produces a Chardonnay, Merlot, and
Pinot Noir. You can bring your lunch, order a glass of fine sparkling
wine, and sit out on the deck enjoying the spectacular vineyards
below. Tours are scheduled at 12, 2, and 4 pm daily. Weekends
are popular, so getting a table can be a wait.
Tasting room open daily 10:30 am to 5:30
Phone (707) 996-7256, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Gloria
About a mile past Gloria Ferrer there is a major intersection.
Take Highway 121 to the right. Stay on the Carneros Highway (121)
for another 7 miles and watch for the entrance to Domain Carneros
on the right at Duhig Road.
Domaine Carneros was founded by Champagne Taittinger,
the great Champagne house of France. The Chateau-style winery
has become a familiar Carneros landmark on Highway 121. Its fine
sparkling wines have become a symbol of the character and quality
of wines produced in the Carneros region. Domaine Carneros offers
30-minute tours throughout the day. The tour includes a 10-minute
video and a walk along an observation area where the bottling
operations can be viewed. For tasting, visitors can choose from
a menu of sparkling wines and Pinot Noir selections. On a beautiful
day, the terrace outside the tasting room is the place to be.
With a glass of fine sparkling wine and a remarkable view, life
get much better.
Tasting room open daily 10:00 am to 6
Phone: (707) 257-0101, E-mail: email@example.com
From Domaine Carnereos, continue along the Carneros Highway east
to the major intersection and stop light at Highway 29. Turn left
and travel along Highway 29. Take the Yountville/Veteran's Home
turn off. Turn left under the freeway and watch for the signs leading
to Domaine Chandon.
In the early 1970s, the great French Champagne house of Moet & Chandon
made a decision to start making sparkling wine in California. They
chose the Carneros and Mount Veeder regions of the Napa Valley
as the ideal climate and soil to produce fine sparkling wines made
in the French tradition. The name Domain Chandon was established
and the winery produced its first vintage in 1976. Today Domain
Chandon is world famous for its quality of fine California sparkling wines. The
sparkling wines are not the only attraction to this famous and historic winery.
The landscaped grounds and the architecture are spectacular. Domain Chandon has
a gourmet, world-class restaurant if you would like to dine.
Tasting room is open daily 10 am to 6, (707) 944-8844.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Domaine
Continue north along Highway 29 and at Oakville, turn
right at Oakville Cross Road.
Oakville Cross Road ends at Silverado Trail. Turn left on Silverado Trail and
drive approximately 2 miles and turn into Mumm Napa Valley on the left side (west)
of the road.
Mumm Napa Valley
There is more
to do here than taste Champagne. The beautifully
decorated fine art gallery is a "must see" housing
various collections on rotating basis throughout the
year. On our last visit, the art
gallery exhibit was the "Legends
of Rock", a spectacular collection of rare photographs
of the giants of rock 'n roll. The Champagne tour is
terrific and if your timing is right you might get to
see a most interesting robot. They have named the robot
Bob. Bob is a workhorse in the bottling area. If
Bob is not working, you will be able to see him in action
on video. For tasting, a visitor has a menu of excellent
choices of good tasting bubbly. Weekends
can be very crowded, so the best time to visit is early
in the week.
Tasting room open daily 10 to 5 pm, last seating is
at 4:45 pm.
Phone: (707) 967-7700, E-mail: email@example.com,
The tour at 10 am is complimentary. At 11, 1, & 2
pm the tour is $20 and includes a tasting.
Continue north on the Silverado Trail and turn left
at Rutherford Road or the next left, Zinfandel Lane.
Both of these roads cross the valley to Highway 29.
Take Highway 29 through St. Helena. After passing the
entrance to Boethe State Park look for
Peterson Road on the left. As soon as you enter Peterson,
take the road to the right. It is a mile up the road
No Champagne tour of California wineries
would be complete without a stop at Schramsberg. The
original winery, complete with miles of wine tunnels
and the beautiful Victorian home, was constructed in
the late 1800’s. Jack
Davis and his wife Jamie purchased the historic property
in 1965 and set their minds on making the finest sparkling
wine in the Napa Valley. Today Schramsberg is known
worldwide for its quality sparkling wine. The best
way to discover Schramsberg is to take the tour and
tasting for $35 per person. Be sure to call days
before you trip to reserve your spot on one of the
tours. This is a very popular destination in the
Napa Valley. The caves are very interesting and so
is the traditional method of hand riddling done by
one person at Schramsberg. Each day, Schramsberg’s
riddler turns an unbelievable 35,000 bottles of aging
sparkling wine. (Book
a Cave Tour & Tasting)
Tasting and Tours seven days a week, by appointment
Phone: (707) 942-2414, e-mail: E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Do you want to know about how Sparkling wine is made
before your visit. A little knowledge will make your
visit more enjoyable. Learn
about sparkling wine.
Tips for your Napa Valley Sparkling Wine Tour
You are encouraged to have a designated driver. Consider
hiring a limousine
or van service.
First time to a winery in Napa? Find out what happens
in a typical tasting room.
Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine
Almost wineries in the Napa Valley charge a tasting
fee. Expect to pay $10 or more to taste. Two people
can always elect to share a tasting.
Some ideas for which wineries
Plan a picnic lunch. This
’s greatest pleasures.
If you cannot picnic, enjoy a delicious lunch at one
of Napa Valley’s many fine restaurants.
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Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting. Don't
forget your camera.
Visiting three wineries in one day is enough to you
keep you busy and content with the slow and easy pace
of wine country.
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