Initially, the Davies family planted their historic estate vineyards to the traditional Methode Traditionnelle grape varieties in 1965, to support the crafting of Schramsberg sparkling wines. Over time, as new cool-climate vineyard sites across California’s North Coast became available for sparkling wine production, it was determined that the Diamond Mountain property was better suited to the cultivation of red Bordeaux varietals. Today, expanding from the knowledge gained through the production of the J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, our collection of Cabernet Sauvignon offerings is an exploration of Napa Valley vineyard sites located across the county.
In 2009, after 42 years of working with some of the best Pinot Noir growers in California’s North Coast for the sparkling wine program, the Davies produced their first Pinot Noir still wines. Sourcing from vineyard sites in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, the winemaking team have partnered with unique sites such as Ferrington Vineyards, Goorgian Vineyards, Nobles Vineyard and Hyde Vineyards, which deliver delicious fruit that epitomize a specific growing area.
Schramsberg Vineyards is America’s House of Sparkling Wine. Located on Diamond Mountain in the famous Napa Valley, the winery’s history dates back to its founding by Jacob Schram in 1862. Restored by Jack & Jamie Davies in 1965, Schramsberg now produces world-class sparkling wines through the sourcing from over 115 diverse cool-climate vineyards from across 120 miles of coastline. This vineyard variety provides Schramsberg with the perfect balance of fruitful aromas, depth of flavor and acidic structure.