Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Wine

Domaine Carneros maintains the same commitment to quality that has been the tradition at the Taittinger Champagne House since the 1930's. Domaine Carneros uses organically grown grapes picked at night or early morning in their sparkling wine production. Only first press juice is used. Domaine Carneros is 100% organic and only grapes from Carneros are used for winemaking. With over 350 acres in multiple sites and more land being developed, they will soon use only estate grown grapes in their production of over 50,000 cases of wine per year.

Domaine Carneros Selections

Dry and Sweet
Domaine Carneros only offers a dry style of champagne. Our Sweet Sparkling wine or Sweet Champagne web pages provide a list of brands sweeter than brut.

Domaine Carneros Dry Styles

Domaine Carneros has a rose' and blanc de noir in their collection of non-vintage sparkling wines. Domaine Carneros Blanc de Noir is produced with 100% Pinot Noir grapes while their Rose' Cuvee de la Pompadour is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The following links provide a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and/or Wine Spectator.

Vintage Brut
Domaine Carneros Brut Cuvee and Estate Brut Cuvee make up their basic brut wines. Le Reve is a blanc de blancs that completes their collection of vintage sparkling wines. Domaine Carneros' recent vintages are listed below. Click on a year to find a review, tasting notes, retail price, and ratings by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and/or Wine Spectator.


Domaine Carneros' history begins with Taittinger, the well known French Champagne House. Claude Taittinger began his search for a suitable place to make sparkling wine in the United States according to the Taittinger Champagne House tradition in the 1970s. Land purchases were made in partnership with their distributor, Kobrand, in the 1980s and plans were soon in place to create the spectacular venue we know today.

Eileen Crane was hired in 1987 to establish their California winery. Eileen is the sparkling winemaker and now holds the title of CEO. Domaine Carneros was modeled after Chateau de la Marquetterie in Champagne, France, but on a more grandiose scale. Chateau de la Marquetterie was included when Pierre Taittinger established the Taittinger Champagne House in the 1930's.

Domaine Carneros is currently owned by Taittinger and Kobrand while Eileen Crane is the CEO and winemaker. For more about Taittinger's history, refer to our Taittinger History report.

More about Domaine Carneros

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