Matriarch Jamie Davies passes away. The oak grove in the lower vineyard is dedicated as “Jack and Jamie’s Grove.”
Jack Davies passes away and Jamie becomes Chairman of the company. The Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund established. The first “Sparkling Wine Symposium” is offered for members of the trade. This will eventually be renamed as Camp Schramsberg and opens up to consumers as well. Schramsberg Vineyards placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jack and Jamie presented with James Beard Foundation’s National “Outstanding Wine and Spirits” Award. Hugh Davies joins Schramsberg as the Enologist full time.
The replanting of the winery’s historic Diamond Mountain property to Cabernet Sauvignon and the red Bordeaux varietals begins.
Schramsberg produces first vintage of the J. Schram tête de cuvée made from Chardonnay grapes. Sourcing of grapes from cooler coastal sites for sparkling wines begins in earnest. First non-Napa fruit used at Schramsberg.
Nineteenth-century, 20-acre McEachran Winery Estate (contiguous with Schramsberg) purchased, reuniting under single ownership these two historical California properties.
Schramsberg Reserve introduced: vintage dated, aged on the yeast 4 years before disgorging, yet another innovation in the United States.
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 1969 served at the State dinner “Toast to Peace” hosted by President Richard Nixon for the Premier Zhou En-lai in Beijing, China, marking the first time Schramsberg or any American wine is served at any White House or State event, at home or abroad.
Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve established. Jack Davies helped spearhead the passage of the nation’s first such agricultural preserve.
Schramsberg produces vintage dated Blanc de Noirs of Pinot Noir grapes, an innovation in the United States.
200+ acre Schramsberg property purchased by Jack and Jamie Davies, who had moved from Los Angeles with young sons Bill and John to the Napa Valley. First bottling of wine under the Davies proprietorship of Schramsberg Vineyards and Cellars. Hugh Davies, youngest son of Jack & Jamie, is born the month after the family takes ownership of the winery.
Schramsberg is declared a Historical Monument by the California Historical Society under ownership of the Pringle family.