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

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

On a Diamond Mountain site first planted to grapes in the early 1860s, Schramsberg produces sparkling wines using the méthode traditionnelle (aka méthode champenoise). A fascinating tour covering Schramberg's history and wine-making techniques precedes the tasting. In addition to glimpsing the winery's historic architecture you'll visit caves, some dug in the 1870s 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 attending the session at which the wines are paired with cheeses; not held every day, this tasting focuses on the ways wine influences our experience of food and vice versa. All visits here are by appointment.

Sight Information


1400 Schramsberg Rd., off Hwy. 29, Calistoga, California, 94515, USA

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707-942–4558; 800-877–3623

Sight Details:

  • Tastings and tours $65–$120

Published 07/06/2016


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