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Domaine Chandon Video Tour

Domaine Chandon

One California Drive
Yountville,, CA 94599
(707) 944-2280

Tasting:   Open Summer Daily 10 to 6 pm, Winter Wed-Sun 10 to 6pm
Tasting fee is by glass or flight
10% case discount
  Scheduled Tours
Four times a day
  Four Star Restaurant
Price Range:   $13 to $45 per bottle
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Ally (German Short-Haired Pointer)

Domaine Chandon Description

The stunning architecture, lovely four-star restaurant and friendly and convivial staff complement the impressive, beautiful setting of Chandon. The arched entryway to Domaine Chandon is found alongside the entrance to the Napa Valley Veterans’ Home. Once on the property, take the walkway past the lush landscaping and the small spring-fed pond to the Visitor Center entrance. Inside you will be greeted by a staff member who will direct you to your destination, be it the restaurant, the gift shop, the wine-tasting salon, the outside terrace or the departure area for their four-times-per-day tours. In the evenings there is a “bubble hour,” with discounted tasting, and in the Etoile there is lounge music on weekends.

In 1973, French Champagne house Moët-Hennessy sought prime growing locations in Napa Valley that would support their commitment to producing the finest American Methode Champenoise sparkling wines. They found it in Yountville near Mt. Veeder, a cool growing region suitable for the sparkling wine grapes of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Meunier. For this new venture, which became Domaine Chandon, they planted vineyards and designed a winery that blends architecturally and ecologically into the hillside and its surroundings. Their first sparkling wine was released in 1976, and in 1977 the Visitor Center opened its doors, marking the first French-owned sparkling-wine venture in the United States.

The tasting room is up the stairs past the 25-seat media room; stop in for a moment and enjoy the video of the winemaking operations. Continue up the stairs to the tasting room and restaurant. Sparkling wine, a few still varietal wines and appetizers such as smoked salmon, artisan cheeses, duck pâté, or marinated olives are available in the restaurant, as well as full meals. There is modern art throughout the property to experience, and you may take your wine outdoors onto the terrace to enjoy nature’s own art. Behind the visitor center is a demonstration vineyard, as well as raised gardens growing vegetables for use in the restaurant.

Domaine Chandon Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Hip & Stylish
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Art Gallery
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Tours - Regularly Scheduled
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Pure elegance
pvcnova, Chicago
Wow. What a cool place. The building is modern yet built into the scenery. The tasting room is very hip, fresh and new. The wines were superb. The staff was friendly and helpful, even doing us a favor by personally calling a restaurant to make us dinner reservations. We gladly signed up for their VIP program and haven't been disappointed. Chandon is a must-see experience.

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Great Tasting
krishill21, Dallas
Tasting room is very busy on Saturdays. However we came in with a party of 11 and was immediately attended to be several employees despite the almost chaos. Many of us wanted to try the flights but was given great advise to buy a few bottles and share. This route was a lot less expensive actually. Then one person joined the club and we were rushed to the VIP section, it was great. The room was mostly white a modern feel but the outside was beautiful, had the weather held out that is where I would have enjoyed my chandon. Try the sparkling red, it was delicious.

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Sylvia, Santa Cruz
This is always one of the first places, as a local, I think of to bring first-time visitors. The grounds are beautiful, the champagne is a fun tasting experience (and really reasonable to purchase) and there is a great restaurant as well. Always worth it!

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Grand Stop in Yountville
James, Sacremento
Taste, dine, lounge, party, learn. You can do it all here at this very big and wonderful stop in Napa. The place has lovely gardens and ponds and lots of public areas, decks, and a big patio. You can taste their bubbly here as well as some of their still wines. There is snack food and a restaurant. It really is fun to take some friends as you feel like you are at a 5 star resort.

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