The Best Sparkling Wine Locations in Napa and Sonoma

We are so grateful to live in the Bay Area because it’s an area that has plenty to do.  One of my favorite things to do is to head up to Napa and Sonoma to get some rest and relaxation.  Everyone goes to Napa and Sonoma for red and white varietals but did you know they have several wineries that pour sparkling wine?  Here are the best sparkling wine locations in Napa & Sonoma!

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 The best Sparkling Wine Locations in Napa & Sonoma!

Mumm Napa

Mumm Napa is located directly on the Silverado trail in Sonoma.  It’s a gorgeous site with the bonus addition that’s an art gallery in the winery.  The views are stunning from the deck, they overlook Mumm grounds but it is slightly elevated so you get a good view of the surrounding hills. 

I love that the Mumm menu has different flights for sparkling wines but also some small bites to order. 

Tasting flights start at $40 and for first-time visitors to Napa, this is an excellent place to start.

Address: 1 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599

Frank Family Vineyard

I love Frank Family for its sparkling wines but also for its warm inviting tasting room.  Pourers are friendly and ready to give recommendations on stores and restaurants in the area.  After we told our pourer that we were celebrating our anniversary, he poured me a glass of their sparkling rose and I ended up buying two bottles! 

Tastings can start at $40 but it’s worth the trip for the lovely grounds and the friendly people.

Address: 1 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599

Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros is a sparkling wine house located in Sonoma. 

Modeled after an 18th-century French château, Domaine Carneros provides a romantic, elegant setting to taste premium sparkling wines in Napa Valley.

The beautiful château is home to a tasting room pouring the winery’s signatures like their Brut Cuvée along with limited vintage and vineyard designate sparklers. Flights range from $30-$60 per person. Outdoor seating overlooking the vineyards is available by reservation. The tour takes guests through their caves and production areas – a behind-the-scenes look at méthode champenoise.

Domaine Carneros crafts world-class yet accessibly priced bubblies. Their expertise shows after over 30 years focused solely on sparkling wine production. The winery’s charm lies in how welcome they make sparkling newbies feel while still impressing experts. Guests will gain a deeper appreciation for the nuances of these wines. The majestic château provides a memorable backdrop for an elevated yet relaxed tasting ideal for all levels.

Make reservations and try to go on a weekday.  On the weekends the narrow lane to get to the winery gets backed up.

Address: 1240 Duhig Rd Napa, CA 94559

Domaine Chandon

Domaine Chandon is another gorgeous location with a large outdoor tasting area.  We found this one not to be overly warm and welcoming but it was also really busy so that could have been the difference. 

Known for its classic California sparkling wines, Chandon is the perfect place to sip bubbly in Napa Valley. Chandon was founded in 1973 as the first French-owned sparkling wine producer in the U.S. Their beautiful Yountville winery welcomes both new and seasoned bubbly lovers.

Begin in the modern yet sophisticated tasting room and sample Chandon’s wide range of sparkling wines. Signature tastes include their Brut Classic, Reserve wines, and single-vineyard Étoile bottlings crafted from Napa Valley grapes.

Friendly staff helps explain the nuances of each pour. Tasting flights start at $30 per person. Weather permitting, guests can upgrade to a seated tasting outdoors on the scenic patio overlooking the vineyards.

Chandon is celebrated for creating accessibly priced California bubblies without sacrificing complexity or quality. The winery tour takes guests through their caves, bottling line, and production areas – an inside look at sparkling winemaking. Chandon delivers an excellent all-around experience in a welcoming setting. With its beautiful vistas and choice of tastings, Chandon is a can’t-miss Napa sparkling wine stop.

The location is just outside of Yountville so we brought over several desserts from nearby Bouchon Bakery and ate our snacks with our tasting in a pretty outside area with lots of tables.

Address: 1 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599

Gloria Ferrer Winery

Perched on a hilltop in Sonoma Valley, Gloria Ferrer is synonymous with excellent sparkling wines. This winery has been producing premium Méthode Champenoise bubblies since 1986. Their tasting experiences offer an ideal introduction to traditional sparkling wine production.

The Gloria Ferrer estate spans over 300 acres, with vines dating back over a century. Their signature Sonoma Brut – a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – shows the potential of méthode champenoise in California. Tastings take place on the scenic terrace overlooking the vineyards. Guests can sample different vintages along with limited single vineyard releases. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations ensure more intimate experiences.

Gloria Ferrer welcomes visitors to explore their wines, grounds, and history. Take a self-guided tour of the production facility to see riddling racks and aging caves. Champagne novices and connoisseurs alike will appreciate Gloria Ferrer’s approachable offerings and dedication to quality. Time a visit at sunset to capture stunning vineyard views.

The outdoor patio overlooks the vineyard. It’s beautiful to sit at the high top (tables) overlooking this fabulous view. You’ll also see birds stop by the nearby plants, including hummingbirds. The restrooms are in the main building. Go up the stairs, in through the door, and hang a left.

During our visit, we spotted plenty of parking spaces so finding a free spot was no problem at all.

With its idyllic setting and classic bubblies, Gloria Ferrer shines as a must-see for Sonoma sparkling wine. While reservations aren’t required we highly recommend them to make sure you get a table.

Address: 23555 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476

Be Bubbly Napa

Not interested in driving around to each winery? Try be Bubbly Napa Valley!

Bubbly in Napa offers a relaxed, approachable way to taste sparkling wines in a charming setting. This tasting venue is located right on the Napa River in the city of Napa, making it very accessible. Visitors need no prior reservations to stop by.

Their self-guided wine-tasting experience includes sampling five different sparkling wines – a mix of French champagnes as well as domestic selections from California. Friendly and knowledgeable staff provide guidance in selecting your flight.

Tasting fees start at $39 per person. Guests can relax outdoors on the patio overlooking the river or inside the elegant tasting room. Plaza amenities like shops, restaurants, and river walks are just steps away.

Perfect for sparkling wine beginners, Be Bubbly in Napa’s selection focuses on affordable and mid-range options starting under $50 a bottle. Their wines make ideal souvenirs. With its central downtown location and relaxed walk-in policy, Bubbly in Napa offers an easygoing introduction to bubblies from Napa and beyond. Sample well-known names along with hidden gems – and simply walk back out to enjoy downtown Napa.

Address: 1407 2nd St Napa, CA 94559

Schramsberg Vineyards

With over 150 years of winemaking history in Napa Valley, Schramsberg Vineyard stands out as a premier sparkling wine producer worth discovering. This storied winery offers intimate tastings and tours that provide a deep understanding of méthode champenoise production. Make reservations to visit their hillside Diamond Mountain property just outside Calistoga in northern Napa.

Schramsberg’s hand-dug caves from the 1800s wind for over 2 miles, forming an ideal environment to riddle and age bottles. Touring the historic caves offers a fascinating look into traditional sparkling winemaking. Afterward, enjoy an elevated tasting of estate Brut, Blanc de Blancs, and vintage bubblies on the beautiful grounds. Seated tastings paired with cheeses and charcuterie are also available.

Schramsberg tastings are by appointment only. Tours and tastings start at $65 per person.

For an immersive experience focused on quality sparkling wine, Schramsberg is a must. Wear comfortable shoes to walk the caves. And prepare to learn the impressive lineage behind these celebrated Napa Valley sparkling wines.

Address: 1400 Schramsberg Rd Calistoga, CA 94515

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