Sparkling Wines have been leading the market with the rise of Spritzer’s and Seltzer’s this past year. With spring and summer around the corner, I can’t think of a better drink to keep handy (I actually drink Sparkling Wine YEAR ROUND, but in case you don’t Summer is the perfect time to splash open a bottle). Some of my favorite brands have some really great sparkling wines that you’re going to want to try. Speaking of Sparkling Wines, check out the Best Sparkling Wines in California here. In addition to those favorite Sparkling Wines the below is a list of: The Best Sparkling Wines You Need This Summer!!
Domaine Chandon is a great brand offering great high-quality Sparkling Wine at accessible prices. I personally prefer their higher-end Etoile collection as the wines are a perfect special occasion drink. If you’re in Napa Valley, be sure to plan a visit to Domaine Chandon. They have a great brunch pairing experience that I’ve enjoyed which you can read more about here. Be sure to tell them the JSF sent you! Happy bubbles & brunch.
Purchase Chandon wines online here.
Domaine Carneros is a brand I adore, their wines have so much flavor and are great for any day. Their sparkling wines are delicious and a must-try if you have the chance. Check out their website here.
The Domaine Carneros Sparkling Grande Tasting I experienced which is spectacular!
Me and Sparkling Winemaker Zak Miller
Frank Family Vineyards
Frank Family Vineyards is located in a gorgeous setting in Calistoga Napa with a lot of history and incredible wines. It is family-owned, which is always appealing to me as I love to support family-owned wineries who share their passion for wine, entertaining and hospitality with their guests. Check out the Frank Family Vineyards website.
Gloria Ferrer is the first winery to produce world-class sparkling wine in Carneros and is a beautiful icon of the Sonoma Valley. They embrace the diversity of their area and are truly one of a kind. Try their great sparkling wine by checking out the Gloria Fererr website here.
Gilbert Gruet, founder of Gruet Winery, was born in France in 1931. Along with his wife Danielle, they began producing fine quality wine and champagne, creating an outstanding legacy. Planting exclusively Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes gives them now the opportunity for great taste. You’ll definitely want to try out Gruet’s fabulous sparkling wines.
Check out the delicious sparkling wines on the Gruet Winery website.
A great addition to this list of Sparkling Wines is Mumm Napa. They have a great range of price points and even have entry-level wines in the mid $20s. It’s hard to find a Napa brand in the mid $20 range, with high-quality wines at a nice accessible price. Purchase these great California sparkling wines on the Mumm Napa website here.
When I think of Sparkling Wines, Roederer Estate is one of the first brands that come to mind. I am a fan of their Brut and their Rose which you must try yourself. I had the privilege to visit Roederer Estate and meet their winemaker Arnaud and spend a few hours visiting the winery and seeing how their wines are made. Read more about Roederer Estate on the blog here!
Check out the Roederer Estate website here to try their delicious sparkling wines.
Me and Winemaker Arnaud Weyrich. He’s one of the friendliest, most approachable, and knowledgeable winemakers I’ve ever met!
A well-known house from Anderson Valley California is Scharffenberger. They were family-owned for years and most recently acquired by the Roederer Estate (and Louis Roederer) family. I’m a huge fan of Roederer Estate Wines so naturally, I adore the wines from their sister property, Scharffenberger.
Another California brand that I adore is Seppi Wines from my dear friend Kelsey Phelps. These California Wines are beyond beautiful. Use the code JSF for a 15% savings when you purchase Seppi Wines and enjoy free shipping. Shop Seppi Wines online here.