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Wine Enthusiast: The New Generation of Napa Valley Vintners – Featuring Schramsberg’s Hugh Davies

Wine Enthusiast: The New Generation of Napa Valley Vintners – Featuring Schramsberg’s Hugh Davies

In 1944, a pioneering group of winemakers sat around a dinner table and came up with a visionary idea to band together. That’s how Napa Valley Vintners was born. In the years since, it’s grown from seven founders to 550 members. In that time, the organization has also created Auction Napa Valley, which has raised $185 million for health and children’s education across the region. Here, multiple generations consider the group’s impact. “I feel tremendous gratitude for the generations of growers and vintners who came before us. They did the heavy lifting, establishing a wine region where there wasn’t one....
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Virginie Boone, October 15, 2019
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Town & Country Magazine: The 23 Best Wines to Serve at Christmas: Featuring Schramsberg, Dal Forno Romano and Royal Tokaji

Town & Country Magazine: The 23 Best Wines to Serve at Christmas: Featuring Schramsberg, Dal Forno Romano and Royal Tokaji

"Whether you're planning a feast for the whole family or opting for a more low-key celebration, choosing the right bottles to pair with your Christmas meal is an important part of creating the perfect holiday experience. We surveyed master sommeliers and wine experts around the country to find the best wines to serve at your celebratory Christmas meal. Here are 23 bottles that will make your feast especially memorable." Sparkling: Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs 2015 "Nothing says holiday quite like sparkling wine! It makes that annoying relative so much more bearable, the fireside warmer, and the glowing lights from the...
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Sam Dangremond, October 2, 2019
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St. Helena Star: Harvest begins for Calistoga’s Schramsberg Vineyards

St. Helena Star: Harvest begins for Calistoga’s Schramsberg Vineyards

[caption id="attachment_56331" align="aligncenter" width="650"] During a start of harvest celebration on Tuesday, a group of Schramsberg Vineyards workers used sabers to open the bottles of 2015 Querencia Brut Rose. They are, from left, Sean Thompson, Sam Rubanowitz, Jessica Koga, Jack Davies, Shawn McIlvenna, Mara Ambrose and Hugh Davies. Photo: Tim Carl Photography[/caption] Crews harvested 10 tons of Pinot Noir from the Richburg Vineyard and 12 tons of Chardonnay grapes from the Sisters Vineyard early Tuesday as harvest 2019 began for Calistoga’s Schramsberg Vineyards. Mid-morning on Tuesday, Emrys Davies, 15, and his brother Hughie, 10, were on the crushpad with their...
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David Stoneberg, August 21, 2019
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Shanken News Daily: Schramsberg Stakes Out Ground at Domestic Sparkling Wine’s High End

Shanken News Daily: Schramsberg Stakes Out Ground at Domestic Sparkling Wine’s High End

Schramsberg Stakes Out Ground At Domestic Sparkling Wine’s High End July 19, 2019 In value terms, the upscale sparkling wine market in the U.S. continues to be led by Champagne brands like Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon, but higher-end domestic bubblies have also been gaining ground, with Napa Valley-based Schramsberg at the forefront. Schramsberg’s depletions are nearing the 90,000-case mark, according to second-generation family member Hugh Davies. While the brand’s flagship Blanc de Blancs ($35) leads the portfolio in volume terms, with depletions of approximately 35,000 cases last year, Davies sees room for experimentation and growth at the higher...
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Julia Higgins, July 19, 2019
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North Bay Voyager: The 24 Best Rosés to Drink This Summer (and Beyond) – featuring Schramsberg

North Bay Voyager: The 24 Best Rosés to Drink This Summer (and Beyond) – featuring Schramsberg

SCHRAMSBERG 2016 BRUT ROSÉ - $47 Napa Valley's Schramsberg remains one of the best sparkling wine producers in the world. Their wines are hard to resist: perfectly balanced and traditionally made. Their 2016 Brut Rosé is no exception. A blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, this salmon colored sparkler is juicy, acidic and is a perfect match for an iconic sparkling pairing: fried chicken.
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Sarah Stierch, June 26, 2019
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Jancis Robinson: California is Fizzing Again featuring Schramsberg

Jancis Robinson: California is Fizzing Again featuring Schramsberg

"There'a a renaissance of sparkling wine production in the golden state." "But then in 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies purchased the historic Schramsberg property on Napa's Diamond Mountain with the goal of producing world-class California sparkling wine, producing the country's first vintage-dated blanc de noirs in 1967. Schramsberg's success with high-quality sparkling wine was undeniable, and no doubt helped to fuel the expansion of the category that would take place over the next 20 years." "'I think they've really made it more practical for some of these new producers to exist and to do the work', says Schramsberg CEO Hugh...
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Alder Yarrow, May 13, 2019
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Newsweek: American-Made Sparkling Wine as Rich in History as it is in Taste–Meet Schramsberg Vineyards

Newsweek: American-Made Sparkling Wine as Rich in History as it is in Taste–Meet Schramsberg Vineyards

  "The rolling hills of Napa Valley drenched in vibrant shades of green and mustard spill across the vast openness, dotted with happy little trees along the winding roads to Schramsberg vineyards. Colorful flowers line enchanting streams and ponds, while the rows and rows of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines seem endless. The sight is utterly breathtaking, like the living, thriving splendor of a Bob Ross scenescape. It’s no wonder the sparkling wine produced on Schramsberg’s 66 properties across the Northern Californian coast is equally enthralling. The beauty of the land the vineyards occupy is noticeable in every glass of Blanc de...
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Janice Williams, April 17, 2019
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SevenFifty Daily: 15 Top-Selling Sparklers for the Holiday Season – Featuring Schramsberg

SevenFifty Daily: 15 Top-Selling Sparklers for the Holiday Season – Featuring Schramsberg

"The holiday season is peak time for wine sales in general, but sales of sparkling wines in particular spike in November and December. Whether the end-of-year buzz has guests feeling a bit more celebratory, or shoppers are looking for bubbly gifts for friends and family, restaurant and retail buyers alike are stocking up on sparkling wines from around the world in anticipation of a strong sales season. SevenFifty Daily asked 15 sommeliers, wine directors, and wine shop buyers about the sparklers that they’ve ordered in especially large quantities for the coming months. Prices listed are restaurant or retail price per bottle." 8....
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Courtney Schiessl, November 27, 2018
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Town & Country: The 19 Best Wines to Serve at Thanksgiving – featuring Schramsberg and Elvio Cogno

Town & Country: The 19 Best Wines to Serve at Thanksgiving – featuring Schramsberg and Elvio Cogno

Town & Country's Lauran Hubbard highlights her "19 Best Wines to Serve at Thanksgiving" with a nod to the Schramsberg Reserve Brut 2006 and Elvio Cogno Ravera Barolo 2013 (chosen by Master Sommelier Brahmn Callahan). Schramsberg Reserve Brut 2006 "Schramsberg has some of the oldest caves in Napa Valley, and its sparkling wines have been served at the White House for 46 years. The aged Reserve is the winery's top pinot noir-focused brut, and it pairs nicely with the full range of Thanksgiving fare including turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and cranberries."  ...Learn more Elvio Cogno Ravera Barolo 2013 "This elegant nebbiolo...
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Lauren Hubbard, September 13, 2018
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Town & Country: The Best Champagne and Sparkling Wines for Mimosas – Featuring Bisol and Schramsberg

Town & Country: The Best Champagne and Sparkling Wines for Mimosas – Featuring Bisol and Schramsberg

Town and Country's Sam Dangremond and Lauren Hubbard are recommending 10 of their favorite sparkling wines for the classic brunch cocktail. Bisol  and Schramsberg are prominently featured! Bisol Valdobbiandene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Crede "Don't waste champagne on mimosas," says Steven McDonald, wine director at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Houston Galleria. "Use a high-quality cava or prosecco like Naveran Cava or Bisol Prosecco. The orange juice will cover up the nuance of the sparkling wine, but you'll be grateful for not choosing something that's going to cause a headache later in the afternoon."   Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut "For American sparkling wine, it doesn't...
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SAM DANGREMOND and LAUREN HUBBARD, October 30, 2018
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