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Schramsberg

  • 1400 Schramsberg Rd. Map It
  • Calistoga
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1865, Schramsberg produces sparkling wines made using the méthode traditionnelle, also known as méthode champenoise. A fascinating tour precedes tastings. In addition to glimpsing the winery's historic architecture, you'll visit caves, some dug in late 19th century by Chinese laborers, where 2 million–plus bottles are stacked in gravity-defying configurations. Tastings include generous pours of very different bubblies. To learn more about them, consider the three-day Camp Schramsberg, held in fall and spring. Fall participants harvest grapes and learn about food and wine pairing, riddling (the process of turning the bottles every few days to nudge the sediment into the neck of the bottle), and other topics. In spring the focus is on blending.

Sight Information

Address:

1400 Schramsberg Rd., off Hwy. 29, Calistoga, California, 94515, United States

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Phone:

707-942–4558; 800-877–3623

Sight Details:

  • Tasting and tour $60

Published 07/06/2016

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