Domaine Chandon California

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Domaine Chandon
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Location Yountville, California, USA
Appellation Yountville AVA
Founded 1973
Key people Tom Tiburzi, Winemaker, Sparkling Wines
Chris Millard, Winemaker, Still Wine
Ellen L. Flora, Wine Education Manager
Raymond Reyes, Director of Winegrowing
Michael G. Morris, Engineer
Gray Wanless, Facilities Manager
Erik Thompson, Warehouse Manager & SD Process Owner
Mary Anne Gochenouer, Production Manager
David Junod, Production Manager
Parent company Moët et Chandon
Known for Brut Classic
Blanc de Noirs
Varietals Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Tasting Open to the public

Domaine Chandon is a winery located in Napa Valley in the town of Yountville, California. Established in 1973 by Moët et Chandon,[1] by businessman John Wright and was the first French-owned sparkling wine producer in Napa Valley.

A restaurant named The Restaurant at Domaine Chandon was also opened concurrent with the winery and has been credited with establishing high quality dining in the Valley. Udo Nechutnys was the restaurant's opening chef and was succeeded by Philippe Jeanty who later opened Bistro Jeanty in Yountville. The restaurant was renamed Etoile in 2006 and closed in December 2014 in order to make room to expand the winery's tasting room.[2] [3]

The winery has vineyards located in several Napa Valley appellations including Los Carneros AVA, Mt. Veeder AVA, and Yountville AVA. Domaine Chandon makes both sparkling and still wines made from Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Pinot Meunier, the traditional grapes used in the production of Champagne.

The company also has sister wineries located in Argentina; Coldstream, Victoria, Australia; and Brazil.[4][5]



  1. ^ Saekel, Karola, San Francisco Chronicle (December 5, 2008). "Every day's a celebration at Domaine Chandon". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Bauer, Michael (March 15, 2013). "Domaine Chandon, Auberge de Soleil still strong". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  3. ^ Carson, Pierce (January 31, 2014). "Etoile, restaurant that helped launch Napa Valley food scene, is closing". Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc.). Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ BusinessWeek. "Domaine Chandon Inc.". 
  5. ^ [1]

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Coordinates: 38°23′50″N 122°21′54″W / 38.397241°N 122.365079°W / 38.397241; -122.365079