Sparkling Wine United States
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs from North Coast
What Makes This Wine Popular?
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs from North Coast is the toast of the town! This sparkling wine is bursting with flavor and complexity, boasting notes of green apple, citrus zest, and a hint of toasty brioche. It’s creamy texture and balanced acidity make it an ideal choice for any special occasion. Enjoy its lively bubbles and light effervescence as you sip this popular sparkling wine. Cheers!
A Little Trivia
Schramsberg vineyards is the oldest continuously operated sparkling wine house in California. In addition, it's the only winery in California to use a replica of a 1600s French champagne press to create their unique bubbly!
History of This Wine
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine from the North Coast of California. It was first produced in 1965 by Jack and Jamie Davies, who had recently purchased Schramsberg Vineyards in Calistoga. The Davies family was the first to produce sparkling wines in Napa Valley since Prohibition.
The first vintage of Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs was released in 1969 and quickly gained recognition for its quality and complexity. Since then, it has become one of the most sought-after sparkling wines in the world. Notable vintages include 1975, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2002.
In 1976 Schramsberg became the first American winery to be served at a White House State Dinner when President Gerald Ford hosted Emperor Hirohito of Japan. In 1981 President Ronald Reagan served Schramsberg at his inauguration celebration and again at his state dinner honoring Queen Elizabeth II in 1982.
Schramsberg has also been served at numerous other state dinners including those for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1985), Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (1988), Prime Minister John Major (1991) and President Bill Clinton’s state dinner honoring Russian President Boris Yeltsin (1994).
What To Serve With This Wine?
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs from North Coast is a sparkling wine with notes of green apple, citrus, and brioche. It pairs well with light and fresh flavors such as salads, seafood dishes, and sushi. It also goes well with creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert. For heavier dishes such as roasted chicken or pork chops, it can be enjoyed alongside a variety of vegetables like mushrooms or roasted potatoes. Lastly, it is a great accompaniment to desserts such as fruit tarts and custards.