1240 Duhig Rd,
Napa, CA 94559
Sometimes you just need to add a little sparkle to your wine country vacation. We make it our mission to choose the best Napa wineries and wine tasting experiences to give you the most incredible wine tour possible. We love finding the stand out properties offering unbeatable wines, memorable ambiance and customer service that is second to none. Today we introduce to Domaine Carneros, leaders in the delicious bubbly sparkling wine that is a must on your next trip to Napa Valley.
Founded by the noble family behind Champagne Taittinger, Claude Taittinger’s search for a worthy U.S. counterpart began in the late 1970s. In 1987 he selected a 138-acre parcel in the heart of Carneros, Napa Valley. He and his team created the quintessential California expression of the Taittinger style in Carneros.
All of their wines proudly hail from the Carneros appellation, and 95% of their fruit comes from the estate vineyards. The heart of Domaine Carneros has always been sparkling wines, with distinctive styles ranging from the classic vintage-dated Brut cuvée to their luxury Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs. In 1992 they added rich, complex Pinot Noir to their portfolio and their passion for sparkling and still wines continues to grow.
As anyone who has driven between Napa and Sonoma can tell you, the Domaine Carneros château is a stunning regional landmark. The perfect place to enjoy the fruits of their labor is with table side service on the terrace. Whether it’s the weather or looking for a more intimate experience, their tasting salon offers an equally luxurious experience. Drink in spectacular lake and vineyard views from your private table on the terrace or in the salon. You’ll taste handcrafted sparkling and still wines, and savor local artisanal cheeses and other indulgences paired to your wines. You may browse for wine, accessories, chocolates and gifts or take a behind-the-scenes “Art of Sparkling Wine” tour.
Looking for even more unforgettable experiences? Check out these special tours and tastings:
The Ultimate Chips and Dip: One week advance booking required. • $350 per couple
Caviar and sparkling wine are the food and wine pairing equivalent of Cracker Jacks and baseball – they simply go together. Add rich crème fraîche and the crunch of a potato chip and you have elevated the pairing to a new level. In this experience, you will sample three of the estates most highly treasured wines alongside three ½ ounce servings of Tsar Nicoulai Caviar’s finest artisanal caviars: Estate, Reserve and the rarest, Crown Jewel.
The Sparkling Suite: Available year round (weather permitting) • $500 per couple
Available exclusively by reservation, the new Sparkling Suite gives couples an opportunity to book their own private château balcony overlooking Carneros vineyards. The Sparkling Suite includes a private tasting for two of Domaine Carneros sparkling wines and Pinot Noirs, paired perfectly with caviar, charcuterie and all the necessary accoutrements. As a keepsake, you’ll be gifted with your most memorable wine of the day.
Wine tasting in Napa Valley is a unique experience meant to be savored and enjoyed. People come from all over the world to experience the fine wines only found in Napa Valley wineries. Whether this is your first wine tasting tour in Napa or you’re a regular taster, savor the moment, enjoy the wines, and soak up everything the Napa Valley wine tasting experience has to offer. Let’s see what’ll bubble up, join us at Domaine Carneros.
Contact Dynamic Napa Wine Tours (707-252-2300) today to learn more about our Napa Valley tours and the wineries we love!