The newest addition to our collection of Carneros vineyards was planted in 2017, half to Pinot Noir and half to Chardonnay. Located on the Western end of Las Amigas Road, the vines look right out at the San Pablo Bay and gleefully absorb cool breezes that consistently blow through. The 2021 harvest was the first vintage of this vineyard that really came into its own.
We have several still wines coming from the Entre Amis vineyard that are being blended now, but it is also playing a prominent role in our Brut Rosé. Our sparkling winemaker, Zak Miller, expects good things from this vineyard and will be patiently waiting for the 2021 vintage to evolve over the next 3 years before these wines are released.
Situated East of the winery on the South side of the Carneros Highway and marked by a line of pine trees, this is our smallest vineyard. We selected this site in 1995 for its light soils, which have proven to be exceptionally fine for historic clones of Pinot Noir that go into our sparkling wines.
The La Rocaille vineyard is consistently featured in our tête de cuvée - Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs.
The Greate Estate - the vines surrounding our Château were the first and only winery vineyard we had when Eileen Crane was hired as winemaker in 1987. The selection of clones and the quality of the planting (and perhaps the beauty of the site) were an inspiration that led to the creation of Le Rêve and Famous Gate as our staple wines.
You can taste the Domaine Carneros Estate vineyard featured in our 2018 Famous Gate Pinot Noir.
French for "the serene sky," Le Ciel Serein vineyard captures this feeling while you drive between Napa and Sonoma County. It is easy to spot this vineyard, just West of the Old Stornetta Dairy on the Carneros Highway. When we added this vineyard to our small coterie, our still Pinot Noir wines were gaining great popularity and it was planted predominately, but not exclusively, for these wines.
This vineyard showcases beautifully in our 2019 Le Ciel Serein Pinot Noir.
On the South side of Old Napa Road (driving from the winery to the town of Sonoma), you may notice on your left an unusual Y-shaped reservoir that is Pompadour’s irrigation water.
The Pompadour vineyard is primarily used for our Brut Rosé and Le Rêve Rosé, and this year is featured in our newest release - 2017 Single Vineyard Brut.
In 2011 our still winemaker, TJ Evans, spotted this terrific site on Ramal Road right next to Donum Estate. Tula Vista vineyard features a unique combination of heavy clay soils, both West and Northern exposure, and slopes facing the windy Petaluma Gap, which funnels a consistent breeze onto the vines.
Tula Vista vineyard is a component of our new release 2020 Estate Chardonnay.