While Napa Valley is often known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietal wines, we are also home to some amazing sparkling wine producers (Champagne is technically only wines that are made in Champagne, France). We've put together a list of our best-known bubble producers so you can add a little sparkle to your shelter-in-place routine.
Bonus: Many wineries are now offering free shipping options so you can stock up while hunkered down.
Domaine Carneros is a winery best known for being a small grower-producer of methóde champenoise sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, certified organic estate vineyards, and their breathtaking château perched up on a vineyard hill. The noble family behind Champagne Taittinger in France founded the winery in 1987. They offer a variety of tasting options to optimize your tasting experience, such as caviar.
Domaine Chandon was the first winery to be established in the United States by a French wine and spirits producer, Moët Hennessy and produced its first vintage in 1976. Obviously known for their sparkling wine, they also feature Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mumm Napa Valley’s roots can be traced back to G.H. Mumm, the leading international champagne brand in France. Their beautiful tasting space features panoramic vineyard views and they have an excellent educational tour, which is a great starting point for both beginner and aficionado wine drinkers. They also feature an Ansel Adams photography art gallery.
Schramsberg Vineyards’ story dates back to 1862, with the winery’s founding by Jacob Schram. The winery was named a state historic landmark in 1957 and is now owned by the Davies family. This stunning winery features beautiful wine caves that store the delicious bubbles they are known for. They also feature Davies Vineyards red wines and J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon.
Check out a full listing of Napa Valley sparkling wine producers here.