Domaine Carneros is a singular winery located in the Napa Valley of California. It is about half way between the towns of Napa and Sonoma, just off the Carneros highway, at 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA, 94559. The winery is known for being a small grower-producer of sparkling wine and Pinot Noir.
Domaine Carneros was founded in 1987 by Claude Taittinger, of Champagne Taittinger, and is overseen by the United States' most experienced sparkling wine maker, Eileen Crane. It features estate vineyards, where 95% of the grapes used in the production of its wines are grown, a gorgeous chateau , and a Pinot Noir production area which resembles a French Carriage house and, at the time of its completion in 2003, featured the largest solar collection system of any winery in the world.
The main attraction is undoubtedly the chateau . Completed in 1989 and inspired by the 18th century Chateau de la Marquetterie in Champagne, France, the chateau at Domaine Carneros has become a wine country landmark. From its position on a hill, surrounded by the estate vineyards, its elegant, French Country style and sweeping views provide a incomparable setting for wine tastings and other events.
Dripping in charm reminiscent of French wine country, Domaine Carneros has become a must stop attraction during a visit to the Napa Valley. Whether your taste leans towards sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, or simply enjoying breathtaking views from a terrace, Domaine Carneros has something for you.