NAPA VALLEY: DOMAINE CARNEROS ESTATE AND ETUDE WINES (WEDNESDAY)

WineryRegionProminent VarietalsTastingLunchDescription
Domain CarnerosCarneros, NapaPinot and Chardonnay sparkling wines-Experience includes four savory and one sweet bite, specially designed to pair with four of our top-rated Carneros sparkling wines, private tasting room.
Etude WineryCarneros, NapaPinot Noir, Pinot Gris, small lot Cabernet Sauvignon-Wine paired, 3-course lunch (two proteins (tri-tip steak and fish) with two sides (marbled potatoes and roasted vegetables) followed by dessert.

Domaine Carneros

Tasting event: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Departing San Francisco, we venture into the Los Carneros appellation composed of a series of low rolling hills that sit above San Pablo Bay and beneath Mount Veerder. Because of the clay dominant soils, the cooling influence of the Bay, regular fog and ocean breezes from the Pacific through the Petaluma wind gap, the region is ideal for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

Domaine Carneros is a singular Napa Valley winery best known as a small grower-producer of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, estate vineyards, and a breathtakingly beautiful Château.  In the spacious and opulent private tasting room, you will discover the Art of Sparkling Wine Pairing that will take you on a journey of discovery through unexpected and delightful pairings with sparkling wine.

This Food & Wine Pairing experience will include four savory and one sweet bite, each of which has been specially designed to pair with four of our top-rated Carneros sparkling wines – Ultra Brut, Estate Brut Cuvée, Brut Rosé, and Verméil Demi-Sec. Led by seasoned wine educators, this experience will open your eyes to a new side of sparkling wine.

About Domaine Carneros

Founded by the noble family behind Champagne Taittinger, Domaine Carneros was established in 1987 Domaine Carneros farms 6 ranches in the Carneros AVA, and all of them are within 4 miles of the Chateau. Our Estate Vineyards now total 400 acres, 250 acres devoted to Pinot Noir and 150 acres planted to Chardonnay.

Etude Winery

Lunch with paired wines event: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

If you are a lover of Pinot Noir this is the wine visit for you! Etude Estate’s Carneros Pinot Noir not only reflects the winery’s dedication to excellence, it is an exemplary showcase of the finesse and depth that the Carneros AVA can impart to this noble grape.  For this reason, connoisseurs and casual wine enthusiasts alike visit the Estate to discover the profound beauty and depth of Carneros Pinot Noir.

Weather permitting your lunch experience will be hosted out in the newly built Plaza adjacent to the tasting room and lounges. This experience will include a 3-course lunch serving paired with a selection of Pinot Noirs & hearty Cabernet Sauvignons to provide you with a full edification of what makes Etude so distinct.

About Etude Winery

Tucked away in the far northwest corner of the esteemed Carneros Appellation is a rambling tract of grazing land that is bisected by the Rodgers Creek Fault Line at the southern toe of Sonoma Mountain. Unlike customary Carneros acreage, which is largely uplifted bay bottoms with soils composed of clay, the soils on the Etude Estate site are variations of volcanic origin. They are well drained, rocky upland soils. Combining these soils with the extreme western location closer to the Pacific Ocean makes this site a decidedly distinct destination (if not entirely atypical for Carneros). Etude believe sustainable farming results in better, higher quality wine, and ensures the viability of their estate for generations to come. Known for their flagship Heirloom Pinot Noir to their small-lot Napa Valley Cabernet and customer favorite Pinot Gris, Etude been crafting award-winning wines for 35 years.

Inclusions

  • Luxury coach round trip transport from San Francisco cruise port  

Domaine Carneros

  • Sparkling wine Tasting: sip through a curated flight that includes 5 Cabernet wines paired with chef prepared artisanal bites

Etude Winery

  • Welcome taste of a current release wine
  • Full access to the winery
  • 3-course lunch consists of first course salad, two proteins (tri-tip steak and fish) with two sides (marbled potatoes and roasted vegetables) followed by dessert.

Personal purchases at the wineries and trip cancellation insurance not included.

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