Domaine Carneros is one of the premier wineries located in Napa, CA. In addition to their amazing vineyards, the main chateau is an elegant mansion that provides the most exquisite and elegant setting that you can imagine for a day of fun wine and champagne tasting. Let’s take a look at why Domaine Carneros is one of the best places to visit for a wine lover when you visit Napa California.
Domaine Carneros is located at 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA 94559. Domaine Carneros was founded in 1987 when Claude Taittinger decided to expand his wine business to the United States in the late 1970s. He selected the 138-acre property in the middle of the Carneros area of Napa Valley. The wines that Domaine Carneros produces are sparkling and Pinot Noir varieties. One of the best things about their wines is that almost 95% of the fruit used to make their stunning and bold wines are grown on the estate grounds. This means that they have complete control over the quality and taste of the fruit used to make these wines.
When you come to visit Domaine Carneros, you can be rest assured that there is plenty to do and try. The main attraction for most visitors is the Sparkling Flights, which is a sitting room tasting of four different wines from their selection of sparkling wines grown in their personal vineyards. For $35, the four wines are served all at once while you are seated in the beautiful chateau looking out at the amazing vineyards. Many visitors reported being served a complimentary fifth glass. With the wine, you can also order a sparkling cheese platter and caviar to accentuate the taste of the beverages. The chateau is varying much friendly to your designated driver, providing a cheaper cheese platter with an appropriate non-alcoholic drink.
For those with disabilities, Domaine Carneros allows service animals. However, non-service pets are not allowed. The chateau prides itself on cleanliness and is impeccably managed by a staff that truly cares about your experience. The staff are highly rated and will often go out of their way to make sure you have a good time while visiting their chateau. The staff are highly trained and well versed in the wines that they serve, meaning that they can answer almost any question you would have about the tasting.
In addition to the tasting, they also offer a guided tour of the chateau and vineyard. The tour allows visitors to see their entire winemaking process, from the vineyard all the way to the bottling process. In addition to the great scenery, visitors get to taste samples of the vineyards ways along the way. The tour costs $60 per person and requires an advanced reservation, so keep that in mind when scheduling your trip to scenic Napa, California.
If you decide to visit for the wine and cheese platters, be warned that the chateau sees quite a lot of business in the mid-afternoon hours, often meaning that you may have to wait for some time before being served. Overall, the experience shouldn’t be missed next time you visit Napa, CA.
Getting to R&S Erection of Vallejo from Domaine Carneros, Napa
via CA-29 S
- Head northeast toward Duhig Rd
- Turn left onto Duhig Rd
- Turn right onto CA-12 E/CA-121 N
- Turn right onto CA-12 E/CA-29 S (signs for State Route 29/State Route 12/Faireld/Vallejo)
- Continue straight onto Sonoma Blvd
- Turn left onto Couch St
- Turn right onto Mississippi St