As you know by now, anytime I have an excuse to head to wine country I quickly say when and where. After visiting Domaine Chandon for the first time this fall during their harvest to experience a tour, and a tasting paired with their newest experience Hosted Cocktail 101 (learn more here) where guests learn how to pair Chandon Sparkling Wines to create flavorful and delicious cocktails I was thrilled when they invited me back for another new experience just launched, Sunday Brunch!
Read more about our fabulous culinary and wine experience at Domaine Chandon experiencing the newest, Sunday Brunch below.
The vineyards located at Domaine Chandon’s Yountville Winery
Arriving to Domaine Chandon. The winery is situated a bit back after you enter the property. It’s built into the hill so it’s hard to tell how large the winery is but it’s huge.
Guests are welcomed to a lobby with a tasting bar and also some retail so there are plenty of opportunities to buy Domaine Chandon during your visit. Trust me, after tasting these wines you will want to take something home with you!
The talented and adorable winemaker, Pauline Lhote. I had the privilege of meeting Pauline during my first visit to Domaine Chandon (during harvest) and she’s lovely. We chatted briefly about Chandon and her background making wine in Champagne where I was about to travel to. She had studied at Dom Perignon (read more here) which was my first Maison to visit in Champaign. It truly is such a small wine world!
The Etole Tote De Cavee was hands down my favorite wine I enjoyed during the tasting. It is their longest aged wine, and also their highest retail (at $80). Regardless, I recommend you trying this when you visit Domaine Chandon as it’s beautiful.
Upon being seated for brunch we were welcomed with a Blanc de Blancs paired with a Bloody Mary (made with Chandon wine rather than Vodka). The Bloody Mary was a huge hit with my group, my dad who rarely enjoys hard alcohol loved it and thought it was tasty and less spicy than a typical Bloody Mary.
We were given three entree options (an omelette, quiche or waffles). We all ordered the Quiche Lorraine which was delicious with onions, ham and bacon. The brunch was also served with a delicious fruit plate, roasted potatoes and salad.
During the brunch we tasted through four different Domaine Chandon Sparkling Wines. What I loved was our guide, Katie got to know our wine preferences and shared wines based on what she thought we’d enjoy most. She was spot on, we loved the wines paired with this delicious brunch. This weekend brunch is offered on Sundays is $75 per person and reservations can be made online here.
During a summer or fall day I suggest buying a bottle and spending the afternoon at Domaine Chandon. When I first visited in September the weather was gorgeous and their lawn was full of guests relaxing and picnicking with the delicious Chandon Wines.