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Domaine Carneros Announces New Iteration of Popular “Bubbles & Bites” Experience

11 May, 2022

Domaine Carneros Announces New Iteration of Popular “Bubbles & Bites” Experience

WHO: Founded in 1987, in the Carneros appellation of Northern California by the Champagne Taittinger family, Domaine Carneros is a grower producer of ultra-premium sparkling wines and limited production pinot noirs. Domaine Carneros has become the benchmark for California sparkling wine, reflecting both the individuality of the Carneros’ terroir and the craftsmanship of its French legacy.

The popularity of the Bubbles & Bites tasting menu, first launched in 2018, has been a special experience for visitors who wish to explore the versatility of sparkling wine with different cuisines.   To date, the winery has focused on Asian, Mexican and Moroccan pairings and now announces its next cuisine of focus...Spain!

Pictured: New Spanish-Inspired “Bubbles & Bites” Experience Launched May 2 (photo credit: Sakhon Nhek)

WHAT:  The Art of Sparkling Wine Pairing: Bubbles & Bites
Experience the versatility of sparkling wine in this unique food & wine pairing specially curated to highlight the flavors of Spain! The fourth showcase menu in the winery’s popular “Bubbles & Bites” tasting experience transports guests on a palatal journey throughout Spain with five “bites” – four savory, one sweet – each of which is thoughtfully paired with a vibrant Domaine Carneros sparkling wine:

Pan de Pisto
A slice of toasted baguette is topped with a classic Spanish stew of tomatoes, onion, eggplant, green & red peppers, and shaved Manchego cheese
Paired with 2017 Ultra Brut
Tortilla Espanola with Mojo Rojo y Verde
Omelet of egg and potato served with a vibrant sauce of garlic, chili, smoked paprika and cumin
Paired 2017 Estate Brut Cuvée
Gambas al Ajillo
Sauteed shrimp in garlic and Spanish olive oil
Paired 2018 Brut Rosé
Solomillo with Romesco Sauce
Juicy pork tenderloin accompanied by a classic Romesco sauce of tomato, roasted red pepper and toasted almonds
Paired 2017 Vermeil Demi-Sec
Tarta Vasca with Rosemary Caramel
Rich cheese tart with a rosemary-scented caramel
Paired 2017 Vermeil Demi-Sec

Led by their most seasoned wine educators, this experience will open palates to a new side of sparkling wine.

Appointments begin May 2nd
60-minute experience
$95 (cost does not include gratuity or sales tax)
Reserve online or by contacting the winery directly: 707-257-0101 x 150 or
This unique tasting experience is available for groups sized 2-6, guests 21 years and older. 48-hour cancellation. The winery does offer specialized versions of this experience for parties of 7 or more. Please call for more details.
NB *dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please call the winery to discuss any specific needs.

Founded in 1987, Domaine Carneros reflects the hallmark of its founder, Champagne Taittinger, in creating a vision of terroir-driven sparkling wine and preserving the quality tenets of the traditional method production.  Located entirely within the Carneros AVA, between Napa and Sonoma counties, the six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 150 acres planted to Chardonnay, 250 acres planted to Pinot Noir, with the remaining acres currently in development. The winery focuses on making ultra-premium Carneros sparkling wines largely estate grown and limited production Pinot Noirs. 

Domaine Carneros' château has become a landmark and symbol of the region. The architecture and interior design were inspired by the 18th century Château de la Marquetterie owned by Taittinger family in France's Champagne region.  In March of this year, the San Francisco Chronicle named Domaine Carneros one of the top 25 Best Bay Area Wineries to Visit. 

The winery also places a high value on preserving the environment and has been a leader with respect to a vast array of environmental undertakings. The roof of the pinot noir winery adjacent to the château hosts a solar array that was the largest on any winery in the world when it was installed and this year, a new state-of-the-art microgrid system will help the winery with 85% of its energy needs.  The winery has a continued commitment to creating a lighter footprint on the earth. Two of its most recent environmental awards were the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices," and in 2020, the Napa Climate Now Climate Champion in the Business category.

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