Roederer Estate Winery
The tasting room is open from 11am to 5pm daily, excluding holidays. Tastings from magnum and well as standard bottles are available. There is a small tasting fee. Wine can also be purchased by the glass or bottle. The terrace area is a perfect location to relax and enjoy the Anderson Valley beauty and charm, not to mention the splendid views. Visitors can call ahead (minimum 48 hours) and order a picnic for 2. It will be waiting when you arrive.
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When Jean-Claude Rouzaud incorporated the Anderson Valley winery and vineyards into the family's Louis Roederer group in the 1980s, he certainly knew what he was doing. The Anderson Valley site for Roederer Estate is a serene, rustic and spectacular, different from the elegant and refined Louis Roederer Champagne house in Reims, but just as magical in its own way. The pastoral beauty of the natural surroundings is reflected in the winery's charm. If you have the chance to make the treck to the area, you won't regret it.
Louis Roederer, one of the premier Champagne houses, set about conducting a study to identify the prime location to make sparkling wine in California in the late 1970s. The Rouzaud family, owners of the house, had been concerned about econimics ever since the parliamentary government was replaced by a semi-presidential system in the late 1950s. In 1981, when the first Socialist president, Francois Mitterrand, was elected, the Rouzauds fears over skyrocketing taxation led them to move forward with their project. Jean-Claude Rouzaud, president of the house at the time and a descendant of the original founder, selected the Anderson Valley site. 4 ranches were purchased between 1981 and 1982. Their first Anderson Valley Brut from fruit primarily harvested in 1986 was released in 1988. The first cellar master, Michel Salgues, followed the tradition of the Louis Roederer Champagne house, using no malolactic fermentation to preserve the freshness of the fruit. Their first sparkling vintage, the 1989 L'Ermitage was released in 1993. Since 1994, Roederer Estate has experimented with using malolactic fermentation in some of their production.
The estate now includes more than 580 acres, all within about a 13 mile radius of each other. They are working to incorporate organic practices with some vineyard land fully under an organic program. All fruit used for Roederer Estate wine is estate grown and the only grapes used are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Production includes only the first pressing of about 70% of the total cuvée (the first 120 gallons per ton). None of the juice from subsequent pressings is used. Roederer Estate places great importance on the addition of reserve wines to their multi-vintage cuvée. Roederer Estate uses the reserve wines to incorporate more maturity, complexity and depth of the final product.
XXXXFor more about Loius Roederer history, refer to Louis Roederer History.
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