Sparkling WINE

FUN FACT: IT'S ONLY CHAMPAGNE IF IT'S FROM THE CHAMPAGNE REGION IN FRANCE.

 

Everywhere else, for the most part, it's called, sparkling wine...

 

I seldom need a celebration for reason to pop a bottle of bubbles.

It's perfect for any occasion and goes nicely with most food. 

 

Add a splash of OJ and...voilà!...it's an acceptable breakfast beverage!

(PS: I only drink orange juice with champagne in it.)

 

If you love it like I do, these destinations won't disappoint.

North County

 

J Vineyards & Winery

Contemporary tasting room featuring an incredible menu of sparkling, chardonnay and pinot noir wines. For a special occasion--or if you just want to spend an afternoon sipping and pairing wine with food--make a reservation in their Bubble Lounge.

It's a time-worthy experience. Get a driver if you do. Trust me. 

11447 Old Redwood Hwy Healdsburg, CA 95448

(888) 594-6326

JWine.com

 

Thomas George

Small producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel on the former site of Davis Bynum Winery. And they make a (small production) gorgeous brut rosé.

The people here are as awesome as the wine. Their wine club has great perks. And they rent out their facilities for private parties. And they have a cave! Their sparkling is available until it's not. So if they have any while you're there, get some!

This is a nice place to bring a picnic or snacks. They also have several cottages available for rent.

Another reason to join their wine club...

8075 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448

(707) 431-8031

ThomasGeorgeEstates.com

 

 

West County

 

Iron Horse Vineyards

A funky, rustic tasting room in the heart of a redwood forest, surrounded by palm trees, lies a special spot to taste some fancy sparkling wine...

9786 Ross Station Road Sebastopol, CA 95472

(707) 887-1507

IronHorseVineyards.com

 

Woodenhead Vintners

Small producer of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel near Forestville. Now featuring an excellent brut rosé!

5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 

Open Thursday-Monday

(707) 887-2703  

woodenheadwine.com