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Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves

23555 Carneros Highway (121)
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 933-1917

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Tastign fee $4 to $14 per glass, flights and bottles available
10% off 6-11 bottles, 15% case discount
Tours daily 11, 1, 3pm (call first for groups of 8+)
  “Vista Terrace”
Price Range:   $18 to over $60 per bottle
Established:   1986
Vineyards:   335 acres
  130,000 cases

Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves Description

In 1982 the Ferrer family of Spain, proprietors of the world’s largest producer of sparkling wine -- Freixenet U.S.A.-- purchased 250 acres of land in Sonoma’s Carneros wine district; they then planted vineyards with the traditional sparkling wine grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 1986, the winery was built, with its Spanish-style architecture and breathtaking hillside location. The winery was named after José Ferrer's beloved wife Gloria.

The extensive winery operation is well off the highway, nestled into the hillside. Four flagpoles, numerous olive trees and stairs mark the entrance to the hospitality center. Inside is a spacious entry with tile floors, heavy wood-beamed ceilings and arched windows looking out to their “Vista Terrace”. The room has tapestries and antiques, a warm inviting fireplace, an extensive gift area and comfortable tables and chairs for relaxing. A long tasting bar hosts visitors, while table service, both inside and out, is also available. The place has a very sociable and stylish ambiance and is a great place to taste sparkling wines, perhaps accompanied by their Catalan tapas of roasted and spiced almonds.

Six different sparkling wines are produced using the time-honored, labor-intensive, méthode champagne. Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah are their still-wine offerings. Also available are a number of unique vineyard-designated wines created from specific Pinot Noir vineyard blocks. The winery has regularly scheduled tours at 11am, 1pm and 3 pm (be sure to call first.) VIP tasting and tour programs can be arranged.

Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Sparkling Wines
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Food Available
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Tours - Regularly Scheduled
Wedding Services
Sit-Down Tasting
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mikesq, Marshfield
Amazing sparkling wine. The Carneros Cuvee is fantastic and at about $50 is a bargain - compares with ~$150 for Dom and >$200 for Krug. You can also get a great sparkling wine for less: their Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs are wonderful. Their Malbec is one of the best we have tasted in California. Don't forget buy a bottle Blanc de Blancs for Mimosas in the morning. When you go, definitely make time to take their tour.

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emyann, Lakeport
This is a great place to take your gal pals for an afternoon. There is a refrigerated case of cheese and meats to go along with your bubbly experience. You can sit on the veranda and they will serve you champagne by the glass or bottle. There is also amazing bread and crackers to choose from!

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Wino, San Francisco
Great stop in southern Sonoma. Beautiful set up on the hill overlooking the valley. Wonderful sparklers with lots of pizazz on the palette.

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Wine Explorer, Merced
Very nice Spanish architecture. I enjoyed being able to sit at a table, carry on a conversation, and sip wine. Both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay would be delightful at any meal. Felt well taken care of and at ease here. I did not make an appointment for the tour, but it seems like it would be excellent.

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