“This salmon pink California sparkler is delightfully food-friendly (think: ribs, sushi, or veggie-packed summer salads) and simultaneously perfect when enjoyed on its own.”
“Rosé Champagnes are always chic but not often cheap. For sybarites who aren’t spendthrifts, Schramsberg Vineyards of Napa oﬀers a Champagne-method sparkling rosé at a considerably lower price than what the French stuﬀ commands.”
“The coolest part about visiting Schramsberg Vineyards is the chance to tour through its miles of underground caves, where millions of bottles of nascent wine are stored as they undergo the secondary fermentations that make them fizzy.”
“Virtually travel to Schramsberg, the second-oldest bonded winery in Napa Valley, and meet a second-generation vintner.”
“2013 J. Schram Blancs, 97 Points – #5 of top 100 Cellar Selection of 2022: A confident golden hue in the glass, the wine releases immediate aromas of fresh and baked green apple, lemon zest, just-cut grass, fresh and dried chamomile flowers, along with notes of pastry and crusty bread. The palate is carried by those leesy tones, whilst always maintaining an aura of fruit and florals.”
“‘We continue to hand riddle our J. Schram bottlings, other smaller lots, and any stubborn batches that we may have.'” – Hugh Davies
“Schramsberg owners Hugh and Monique Davies oversee one of California’s most successful producers of sparkling wine, turning 15 bottlings at 90-plu points this year, including a handful of top-scorers.”
“Brut Rosé North Coast 2019, Score: 92 – WS review: Offers pretty peach and strawberry flavors and a luscious, lingering texture as this takes on spice and orange peel accents on the crisp yet plush finish.”
“Each year, of the roughly 23,000 wines reviewed, only a portion (close to 4%) are designated Cellar Selections. This elite grouping is further whittled down to the Top 100 Cellar Selections list, a veritable cheat sheet for the most cellar-worthy wines on the market.”
Best Winery Overall, Readers’ Choice, San Francisco Magazine
4th Best Winery to Visit by 10Best/USA Today
Vivino Wine Style Awards
Trip Expert’s 2028 “Experts’ Choice Award
No. 9 in Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections for 2017
Diamond Mountain: Above Calistoga in the Napa Valley’s most northwestern quadrant sits the Diamond Mountain AVA, a continuation of the Mayacamas Mountains. An AVA since 2001, the appellation goes from 400 to 2,200 feet above sea level. Its fine-grained, ash-like soils contain shards of reflective volcanic glass, which inspired the name.
Jacob Schram was first to arrive and plant wine grapes here in 1868, and he called his spot Schramsberg Vineyards…
Hugh Davies was born into wine. In 1965, his parents, Jack and Jamie Davies, bought the historic and—at the time—ramshackle Jacob Schram property on Diamond Mountain and established Schramsberg. Hugh arrived a month later. “It’s so fulfilling to be part of something that’s enduring….
Over the years, Schramsberg has garnered more starred recommendations in the pages of Connoisseurs’ Guide than any other sparkling wine maker, and its impressive showing in 2016 would be enough to justify “Winery of the Year” honors…
It was 50 years ago that Jack and Jamie Davies bought the old Schramsberg estate, which included vineyards and an old Victorian house. This year, the iconic Napa Valley sparkling wine house is celebrating its golden anniversary.
The East and West Coasts were heavily represented on the guest list for Friday’s state dinner in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
American sparkling wines just keep getting better and better.
Napa’s Schramsberg Vineyards pours a retrospective tasting of sparkling wine dating to 1965