At Domaine Carneros they take their wines very seriously, providing a level of quality that shows their dedication to the craft, as well as to their patrons. Focusing on sparkling wines has allowed them to perfect their process and produce some of the best wines possible from their beautiful estate vineyards where 95% of their grapes are sourced.
In addition to outstanding premium wines, the estate features a breathtaking chateau that is impossible to miss. The 138-acre property was procured in 1987 and they have been creating delicious wines ever since with a dedication that surpasses many in the field. They are known for their small lots and self-grown grapes which have allowed them to be highly selective in their wine making process. We appreciate their diligence in selection, as we really enjoy the wines they produce.
When you visit this lovely vineyard and winery, you feel as if you’ve stepped into another world. The chateau itself is absolutely lovely and offers table-side service as well as wine tasting in the salon. The views are lovely and the chateau is known for being one of the most prominent landmarks in the region, given accolades for its stately beauty.
The quality of the private tastings is beyond compare as well, with couples tastings being the preferred setting by the Estate. Wine and Caviar are paired together with professional taste and there are a variety of options for your tasting pleasure. Afterward, take some time to talk to the staff about the vineyards, which cover a total of 350 acres today and feature both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines from which their wines are produced.
The Carneros AVA is quite majestic and the staff at Domaine Carneros are quite happy to let visitors know more about where the wines came from, how the vineyards are managed, and about their sustainability efforts, which are quite extensive in themselves. From the many solar panels installed upon the roof to the owl boxes placed on the property to provide natural pest control, the innovative practices used for their sustainability program and worthy of great respect.
If you get a chance to visit this lovely vineyard and winery, let us know about your experience. We would love to hear from you and your comments just might be the inspiration for our next feature post. In the meantime, from all of us here at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault in South Florida, happy tasting!