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Domaine Chandon - Napa

1 California Drive, Yountville, California 94599, USA
Region: Napa Valley, Napa County, CA, United States (888) 242-6366 http://chandon.com/
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In 1973, Domaine Chandon became the first French-owned sparkling wine venture in the United States. But Chandon’s beginnings date back to 1690 with the father of champagne. A Benedictine monk and cellar-master at the Abbey of Hautvillers, named Dom Pérignon, set out to unlock the secret of sparkling wine and ultimately developed the traditional champagne method.

The Abbey of Hautvillers was purchased by Moët & Chandon, who named their prestige cuvée, Dom Pérignon, in honor of the Benedictine monk. Claude Moët, a Dutchman by origin, founded the house of Moët in Champagne, France in 1743.

In 1968, Moët & Chandon sets its sights on Napa Valley as the next world-class sparkling wine region with a commitment to craft the finest range of American sparkling wines—wines that reflect California’s vibrant regional character and yet remain true to centuries-old méthode traditionnelle.

Five years later, Moët-Hennessy (a partnership formed in 1971 between Moët & Chandon and cognac producer Hennessy) sought prime growing locations in Napa Valley. They found it in the Mt. Veeder and Carneros regions and the Yountville location Domaine Chandon now calls home.

The founders planted vineyards and designed an architectural and ecological winery that blends into its surroundings and reflects Chandon’s legacy of excellence. Its first sparkling wine was released in 1976 and in 1977 the Visitor Center opened its doors.

Chandon’s pioneering legacy continued, being the first to introduce smaller containers to preserve delicate grapes during harvest, the first California winery to use Pinot Meunier in its sparkling wines, and in 1977, the first to bring fine dining to Napa Valley.

Today, Domaine Chandon continually strives to seek new ways to heighten its reputation as the fullest hospitality experience in Napa Valley, and to provide its guests with inspiration to entertain with Chandon at home. Chandon remains America’s leading sparkling wine producer.


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  • Large & Robust
  • Good For Groups
  • Casual
  • Lively
  • Has A View
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Chardonnay
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Food Available
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor Area
  • Private Tasting
  • Food/Wine Pairings
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Limo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Green Technology
  • Tours
  • Wine Club
  • Picnic Sites

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