Schramsberg Vineyards Company

(707) 942-6668 1400 Schramsberg Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
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Schramsberg was originally established by Jacob Schram in 1862. The hillside vineyards reminded him of those used to grow Riesling in his native Germany, and he bought the land and began his wine-making business (he had been a barber by trade). Eventually the family sold the property, and nothing much of note really happened to it until Jack and Jamie Davies bought the land in 1965. The Davies' were specifically interested in making sparkling wines, but only discovered after moving onto the land that the hot Calistoga hillsides (Calistoga is typically 5 to 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the Napa Valley) were not particularly hospitable to the two grapes essential to champagne, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They set about finding suppliers in other parts of the valley, and produced their first sparkling vintage in 1965. Widespread fame came in 1972, when President Nixon used the 1969 in his toast to China. Schramsberg has been the official sparkling wine of U.S. presidents ever since.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Mauzac

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs Napa Valley 2012


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Schramsburg Rose VV


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    Wine review by hs6164

  • Schramsberg Mirabelle 2008


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    Wine review by samnavy1417

  • Schramsberg J. Schram Napa Valley 2005


    all the great qualities of an old word bubbly Read More

    Wine review by nojoda

  • Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs 2007


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    Wine review by Barberesco

  • Schramsberg J. Schram Napa Valley 2005


    Intensely aromatic with lovely notes of green nuts, honeycomb, wild flowers, fennel pollen, green anise seed, brie rind and jammy green plum with a hint of gooseberry. Large scaled with a super fine mousse, this is creamy and broad with complex leesy flavors of smoke, nuts, caramel and even a hint of vanilla under rich citrus, quince, green plum... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Schramsberg Brut Blanc de Noirs North Coast 2009


    Simple but precise nose of lime, yeast and white mushroom. A fine mousse greets the palate delivering a lovely version of the nose, rich with sweet lime juice, gentle yeasty notes that hint at white mushroom and some subtle pale honey notes. Theres a nice hint of minerality on the back end that drive the moderately long finish. This is really lo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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  • Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Brut 375 2008


    Pours a bright and effervescent golden color with amble carbonation. Light on the nose with some green apples and lemons. The scents do not intesify much even as this warms a tad. Starts off with a nice tingly sensation of green apples and citrus. This stays constant throughout the entire tasting. On the very back end, there is some underly... Read More

    Wine review by steve16046

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