Sparkling

 

Nothing makes an occasion more festive than Sparkling Wine

The pop of the cork, the rise of tiny bubbles and the gentle whoosh of foam in the glass—it’s romantic and special.

Sparkling wines are not just for holidays and celebrations, they make a fine choice for everyday meals and pair exceptionally well with a variety of foods. From fried chicken to lobster bisque, the range of food pairings are endless, but nothing beats potato chips or truffle fries for a flavor match made in heaven.

Sparkling wine hails from the Champagne region of France and wines grown and produced there are labeled Champagne. In the United States we call our bubbles Sparkling Wine and they are made in a variety of methods. The traditional method called Méthode Champenoise, and the tank method called Charmat. The many styles include Blanc de Blanc–made entirely of white grapes, Blanc de Noir, and Rosé. Sparkling wines come in a range of sweetness levels from sugar called dosage that is added to the wine before corking the bottle. The most popular style is Brut with less than half a gram of sugar per glass. Extra Brut and Brut Nature have even less sugar resulting in a bone-dry wine.

An old school, ancestral style of sparkling that has recently gained in popularity is Pét-Nat, short for pétillant-naturel. Unlike Charmat and traditional method sparkling, which undergo a secondary fermentation—Pét-Nat is bottled before primary fermentation is complete and sealed with a crown cap not a cork. Pét-Nat is typically cloudy in appearance and full of quaffable funk and flavor. Seek it out.

Along the Wine Road we have an impressive list of wineries now producing Sparkling Wine. Some you have heard of and others you have yet to explore. To help you with that, we have even provided a Google Map to help you plan your route.

A Map To Our Sparkling Producers

 

Let the adventure begin…

Amista Vineyards
3320 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-431-9200

Amphora Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-431-7767

Armida Winery
2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg
707-433-2222

Balletto Vineayards
5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa
707-568-2455 x 101

Benovia winery
3339 Hartman Road, Santa Rosa
707-526-4441

Bowman Cellars
9010 Graton Road, Graton
707-827-3391

Bricoleur Vineyards
7394 Starr Road, Windsor
707-857-5700

CAST Wines
8500 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville
707-431-1225

Colagrossi Wines
7755 Bell Road, Windsor
707-529-5459

David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery
7485 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville
707-433-9715

Davis Family Vineyards
52 Front Street, Healdsburg
707-433-3858

DeLoach Vineyards
1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
707-526-9111

Ektimo Vineyards
4950 Ross Road, Sebastopol
707-827-3008

Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimdes, Geyserville
707-857-1471

Harvest Moon Estate & Winery
2192 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
707-573-8711

Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol
707-887-1507

J Vineyards & Winery
11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg
707-431-5400

J. Rickards Winery
24505 Chianti Road, Cloverdale
707-758-3441

Kokomo Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-433-0200

Longboard Vineyards
5 Fitch Street, Healdsburg
707-433-3473

 

Even more to explore…

Mazzocco Sonoma Winery
1400 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg
707-433-3399

Meeker Vineyard
5 Fitch Street, Healdsburg
707-431-2148

Merriam Vineyards
11650 Los Amigos Road, Healdsburg
707-433-4032

Michel-Schlumberger
4155 Wine Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-433-7427

Moshin Vineyards
10295 Westside Road, Healdsburg
707-433-5499

Mounts Family Winery
3901 Wine Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-292-8148

Orsi Family Vineyards
2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg
707-732-4660

Ramazzotti Wines
21015 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
707-814-0016

Russian River Vineyards
5700 Hwy. 116 North, Forestville
707-887-3344

Selby Winery
215 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1288

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
4401 Slusser Road, Windsor
707-237-3489

Sunce Winery
1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
707-526-9463

The Pour House
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-433-0100

Thomas George Estate
8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg
707-431-8031

Trentadue Winery
19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
707-433-3104

Trione Vineyards & Winery
19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
707-814-8100

VML Winery
5610 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-431-4404

West Wines
1000 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-433-2066

Williamson Wines
134 Matheson Street, Healdsburg
707-433-1500

Woodenhead Winery
5700 River Road, Santa Rosa
707-887-2703