Hours & Activities
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- Tours - By Appointment:
- Food & Wine Pairing: Yes
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One of the few wineries where you can relax and enjoy table service in the elegant salon or on the terrace overlooking exquisite views of the endless vineyard covered hills of Napa Valley.
Wines may be tasted in flights, by the glass or by the bottle. Caviar and artisan cheese plates matched to our wines are also available.
Reservations are required. Please call 800.716.2788 ext 150.
Founded by the Taittinger family of Champagne Taittinger, Domaine Carneros is the quintessential California expression of French Champagne. Claude Taittinger’s search for a worthy U.S. counterpart began in the late 1970s, and in 1987 he selected a 138-acre parcel in the heart of Carneros, Napa Valley.
With its cool breezes and consistent yet mild northern California heat, Claude found Carneros to be the perfect micro-climate for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, and producing world-class California sparkling wine. He wisely selected Eileen Crane to oversee the planning and development of the winery and vineyards, and to this day she remains Domaine Carneros CEO/Founding Winemaker.
The heart of Domaine Carneros has always been sparkling wines, with distinctive styles including our classic Vintage Brut cuvée and luxury Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs. But while much of our estate-grown Pinot Noir was sold to top California producers in the early years, we eventually came to understand our opportunity to create exceptional still wine. In 1992 we added rich, complex Pinot Noir to the Domaine Carneros portfolio of wines. Today, our Pinot Noir winemaking is led by TJ Evans.
All Domaine Carneros wines proudly hail from the Carneros appellation, with 95% of our fruit from our own estate vineyards. In April 2008, just in time for Earth Day, all of our estate vineyards officially received organic certification by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).
As anyone who has driven between Napa and Sonoma can tell you, the Domaine Carneros winery château is a regional landmark with incomparable views of vineyard-covered hills. Join us for tableside service on the terrace or in the salon – exquisite settings to savor our wines.
If you plan on visiting the winery, we invite you to join us for the "Art of Sparkling Wine" Tour offered daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Art of Sparkling Wine Tour is $50 per person (plus tax). Guests joining our daily tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm must be at least 21 years of age.
Table Service ' Wine Tasting
Domaine Carneros is one of the few wineries where you can relax and enjoy table service either in the salon or on the terrace overlooking endless vine covered hills. Our wines may be tasted in flights, by the glass or by the bottle. Additionally, caviar and artisan cheese plates matched to our wines are also available. Table service is daily from 10:00 a.m. until 5:45p.m.
Private Tasting Experience
Domaine Carneros offers a spectacular venue for wine exploration in a private tasting setting. For these experiences we provide a senior wine educator to conduct private tours and impart expert insights on the wines poured for your guests.
Domaine Carneros welcomes groups of ten or more with advanced arrangement. We offer a variety of tour and tasting options to ensure a most memorable experience with us. Our Tour Coordinator will be happy to assist you and our Frequently Asked Questions may also offer you additional assistance in planning your visit.
Enjoy our Premier Napa Valley California Wine Club
Fine wine is the beverage of choice for celebrations, and one of our goals at Domaine Carneros is to promote the importance of celebrating life as often as possible. Whether you are toasting a family event, the arrival of the weekend or the christening of a new barbeque, we believe there should always be a bottle or two of Domaine Carneros on hand.
Join the Chateau Society Wine Club and receive Domaine Carneros wines every other month.*
*Note: Shipments to Arizona, Indiana and New Jersey (3 tier states) are consolidated into two shipments per year to help decrease the expense of shipments. 3 Tier Chateau Society Wine Club Members will receive club shipments in May and November.
CHATEAU SOCIETY WINE CLUBS
Classic Mixed (Sparkling ' Red)
Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs
The Famous Gate
Premium Mixed (Le Rêve ' Famous Gate)
Benefits of Membership:
Domaine Carneros wines delivered to you six times per year
Members only wines
Exclusive access to Library Wines
Private club room and terrace seating is available for members and their guests on weekends
2, 4, 6 and 12-bottle clubs enjoy additional benefits including a complimentary winery tour for member and up to three guests.
Special offers at select Wine Country resorts and hotels
25% discount on twelve-bottle case reorders of current club shipments
20% discount on wine by the glass when visiting the Chateau
20% discount on table bottles when visiting the Chateau
20% discount on cheese, caviar, and other food service when visiting the Chateau
20% discount on merchandise at the winery or online
20% discount on twelve-bottle wine purchases at the winery or online
15% discount on six-bottle purchases at the winery or online
10% discount on single bottle purchases at the winery or online
10% - 20% discount on club shipments