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Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine Carneros

3 August, 2022

Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine CarnerosNapa, CA August 2, 2022 -  As harvest kicks off in Napa this week, Domaine Carneros Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rowe, seasoned viticultural expert with over a decade of impressive positions within the California wine industry, to the position of Vineyard Manager. Succeeding Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry, ten of which were spent transforming the vineyards at Domaine Carneros, Rowe states that his new position is a viticulturist's dream. "With 400 acres in the Carneros AVA encompassing a diversity of clones and rootstocks, the estate vineyards are like a living laboratory,” he notes. Rowe looks forward to working with the winemaking team to nuance the different clonal expressions in the wines.   "The opportunity to manage six estate vineyards all within a few miles of the winery, which Alberto and the winery's dedicated team have cultivated with care and nurturing, is a labor of love and an incredible opportunity to go deep with my knowledge base.”    During Zamora’s tenure, he was instrumental in the acquisition of the Tula Vista (2012) and Las Amigas (2016) vineyards, and he also replanted 50% of the winery's vineyard holdings. Of retiring, he stated "I'm leaving the vineyards in a better, more sustainable place.  I worked hard to achieve Napa Green, Fish Friendly Farming, and California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing certifications.”    Rowe joins a team, under the leadership of CEO Remi Cohen, that is dedicated not only to sound environmental practices, but also to employee engagement and development. Of the new position, he shared that the dedicated vineyard team will allow him to nurture the career goals of the individuals who make up the crew. This aligns with the prevailing philosophy held by CEO Cohen and her management team which is to support, mentor, and cultivate from within the company.   Commenting on Rowe's hire, she stated "We benefited so much from the contributions of Alberto over the past decade, and as we look ahead, Tim is the ideal fit to take us into the future, building on a superb foundation." Prior to Domaine Carneros, Rowe, a native Kansan who graduated with an agricultural degree from the University of Missouri, worked with the vineyard management team run by Kirk Grace at the famed Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in the Napa Valley.  Following that, he expanded his knowledge of California AVAs working for LVMH, focusing on the 2,000 acres of vineyards for the Domaine Chandon and Newton brands. Next, joining the innovative Monarch Tractor team as its tenth employee working to introduce the world’s first electric self-driving tractor brought Rowe into the future of farming. His well-rounded experience dovetails with the forward-thinking mentality of the team at Domaine Carneros. Of joining the team, he stated "I was always impressed by the iconic nature of this winery, and its reputation for producing among the best domestic sparkling wines preceded it. I look forward to taking the vineyards to the next level in quality and best practices."   ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS   Founded in 1987, Domaine Carneros reflects the hallmark of its founder, Champagne Taittinger, in creating 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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 acres planted to Pinot Noir, with the remaining acres currently in development. The winery focuses on making ultra-premium Carneros sparkling wines 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region. Visitors to the chateau enjoy seated tastings of methode traditionelle sparkling wines and small-lot pinot noir in the elegant Jardin d’Hiver or on the broad terrace overlooking the rolling vineyards of Carneros. Domaine Carneros limited production wines are available onsite, via ecommerce, and are distributed nationally by Kobrand Corporation which, founded in 1944, remains one of the few family-owned wine and spirits companies in the United States. The winery places a high value on preserving the environment and has taken on a vast array of environmental efforts. 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 continues to be expanded with a state-of-the-art microgrid launching in 2022.  The most recent award, one of many from federal, state and local government; was the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices.” For information, images and interviews please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles at Charles Communications Associates either by email kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415-730-0064. ###  
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Here's the Scoop! Humphry Slocombe and Domaine Carneros Team Up Once Again for Rosé Inspired Ice Cream Flavor

2 June, 2022

Here's the Scoop! Humphry Slocombe and Domaine Carneros Team Up Once Again for Rosé Inspired Ice Cream FlavorRenowned Napa Valley Winery and Small Batch Ice Cream Present the Perfect Summer Treat (San Francisco, Calif.) June 2, 2022—Just in time for National Rosé Day on June 11th, San Francisco small-batch ice cream brand Humphry Slocombe - known for its imaginative ingredient-driven flavors - has partnered with the Napa Valley’s first name in top quality sparkling wine, Domaine Carneros, to revisit its smash hit “Rosé All Day” flavor, this time as a dairy-based ice cream. This year’s iteration of “Rosé All Day” is a deliciously refreshing Rosé ice cream made with Domaine Carneros 2018 Brut Rosé and a hint of lemon. This boozy ice cream is the perfect complement to backyard cookouts, afternoons by the pool or beach, or anywhere you want to have #RoséAllDay this summer. Humphry Slocombe Co-Founder and Chef Jake Godby says, “Pink bubbles make everything better, and ‘Rosé All Day’ is like summer in a cup or cone.” “We love this really delightful interpretation of our Brut Rosé, and we know our diehard rosé fans, and rosé newbies alike, will go crazy for it,” commented Domaine Carneros’ CEO, Remi Cohen. The 2022 “Rosé All Day” ice cream is available the entire month of June for $11/pint at Humphry Slocombe’s original scoop shop in the Mission District, as well as at their Ferry Building location and their locations in Oakland and Berkeley; in addition, the flavor is available as of June 2nd via Goldbelly as part of a special 4-pack, offered for $94.95 (including tax and shipping; available while supplies last). The 4-pack includes two pints of the “Rosé All Day” flavor and two pints of Tahitian Vanilla.  About Humphry Slocombe: Known for its unique and creative flavors, Humphry Slocombe has established itself as a pioneering ice cream destination that sources local fruits, veggies, spices and booze for its one-of-a-kind inventions. Co-Founders Jake Godby (Chef) and Sean Vahey (Food & Beverage Manager) relied on their extensive culinary backgrounds to create never before seen, or tasted, flavors when they opened Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco in 2008. Recently named one of San Francisco’s “Most Delicious Instagram Accounts” by 7X7 Magazine, Humphry Slocombe has been featured in The New York Times Magazine and Bon Appetit, along with several television appearances, such as the Food Network’s “Top 5 Ice Creams in America.” About Domaine Carneros: Founded in 1987 by the Taittinger family, and helmed by CEO and Remi Cohen, Domaine Carneros produces notable sparkling wine and Pinot Noir from California’s Carneros appellation from six estate vineyards totaling close to 400 acres. The Domaine Carneros Château and Terrace are open to visitors for tasting flights and elevated experiences from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment daily. For more information, please call 800.716.2788 or visit www.domainecarneros.com.  Website www.humphryslocombe.com www.domainecarneros.com Social: Humphry Slocombe Instagram | www.instagram.com/humphryslocombe Twitter | www.twitter.com/humphryslocombe Facebook | Facebook | www.facebook.com/humphryslocombe Social: Domaine Carneros Instagram |  www.instagram.com/domainecarneros/ Twitter |  www.twitter.com/domainecarneros Facebook | www.facebook.com/DomaineCarnerosWinery ### FOR MORE INFORMATION: FOR DOMAINE CARNEROS, PLEASE CONTACT KIMBERLY CHARLES AT 415-730-0064 OR KCHARLES@CHARLESCOMM.COM FOR HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE, PLEASE CONTACT SEAN VAHEY AT 415-248-6369 OR SEAN@HUMPHRYSLOCOMBE.COM  
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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. WHEN: 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 reservations@domainecarneros.com 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. ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS  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. For information, images and interviews please contact Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.
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Domaine Carneros Celebrates Sustainability Highlights for Earth Day 2022

17 March, 2022

Domaine Carneros Celebrates Sustainability Highlights for Earth Day 2022 Napa, CA – March 17, 2022 – In anticipation of the upcoming Earth Day, April 22nd the Domaine Carneros team will be toasting this year, with a glass of sparkling wine, no doubt! Most likely, one crafted from their Carneros AVA estate vineyards, which have been cultivated sustainably for decades. Since its founding in 1987, Domaine Carneros has put sustainability initiatives at the forefront of their daily practices, consistently working to minimize their environmental impact as true stewards of the land.   The intention at Domaine Carneros is to create the best wines and most memorable sparkling wine experiences through healthy land, vines, and people. For the past 35 years, Domaine Carneros has pushed the sustainability envelope to ensure that the winery lives as lightly on the land as possible while producing excellent grapes, and, of course, wine. In pursuit of the highest standards, Domaine Carneros has sought and received certifications from numerous prestigious sustainable organizations.  Annual assessments and audits seek out new areas to improve upon rigorous standards of sustainability not only for the winery, but also for its place in the community and as an employer. The winery implements the following measures towards continuous improvement: Re-use and recycling Through composting, recycling and reuse, over 90% of solid waste is diverted from landfills. Water used in the production process is recycled and used to irrigate the estate vineyards. Two thirds of the winery’s water is reclaimed and reused.  A decade-long packaging reuse program, whereby 20-25% of cases and inserts are reused for in-house purposes. Sustainability Practices Solar energy has long been a crucial aspect of Domaine Carneros’ sustainability plan, having installed the largest solar collection system of any winery in the world when it was implemented in 2003. In 2022, Domaine Carneros will be among the first wineries in the Napa Valley to install a solar microgrid and battery system, which will supply 75% of the winery’s power, and ultimately allow the winery to be self-sustaining during power outages.  The winery’s use of skylights, building into the earth, and employing night cooling systems to maintain cellar temperatures all contribute to energy conservation as well as robust employee involvement in daily conservation efforts.  The winery practices Integrated Pest Management using natural controls for vineyard pests such as boxes to attract owls which feed on voles and using cover crops that attract beneficial insects to control insect pests. Grape pomace from harvest is used to feed local cattle in a region of California with historic ties to the dairy business. Commitment to Employees The winery has strong principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and its staff is reflective of that commitment. The winery practices open book management, inspiring all employees to be a part of a collective success. The winery fosters and encourages mentorship for its staff and embraces professional development beyond the team in the form of scholarship offerings.                                                  The winery has been awarded several prestigious honors from the state of California and other well-respected organizations. In 2020, the winery received the Napa Climate NOW! award for being a Climate Champion in the Business Category.  The winery also received the California Green Medal Business Award in 2019 for "demonstrating smart business through efficiencies, cost savings, and innovation from implementing sustainable practices." Only four wineries are awarded the medal each year, so the honor is quite significant given the number of wineries in the state. Domaine Carneros has been a Bay Area Green Business since 2014, Fish Friendly Farming certified since 2015, Napa Green Land & Winery since 2014 and Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing since 2015.   Looking towards the future, CEO Remi Cohen reiterated the foundations of the winery's philosophy which she is carrying forward, "Domaine Carneros has always been a leader in thoughtful winemaking and vineyard management, looking towards furthering our sustainability practices and initiatives.  As we meet new climate challenges, the winery will always look to be a leader with a light footprint." ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS   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 methode traditionelle of sparkling wine production. Located entirely within the Carneros AVA, between Napa and Sonoma counties, the six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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. For additional information, images and interview requests, please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles of Charles Communications Associates at kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415-730-0064.   ###  
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Domaine Carneros Announces 2022 Scholarship and Mentorship Programming

14 February, 2022

Domaine Carneros Announces 2022 Scholarship and Mentorship Programming with University of California Davis, The Culinary Institute of America, and Bâtonnage Forum CEO prioritizes mentorship and scholarship as part of winery's core tenets   Napa, CA - February 2022- Domaine Carneros, the Napa Valley based premier producer of sparkling wine, proudly announces a 2022 program of mentorship and scholarship for deserving diverse professionals seeking training and financial support to grow professionally within the wine industry.   Grounded in the winery’s philosophy of visionary female leadership, CEO Remi Cohen framed out Domaine Carneros' commitment to the advancement of diversity, via several programs.   The goal? To offer diverse professionals the pathways to success for realizing their career goals. In December, the winery announced its partnership with Bâtonnage Forum, to launch Level Three of their Mentorship Program, which equips candidates to enter and grow in the wine industry by creating hands-on work opportunities.  Domaine Carneros and Bâtonnage Forum co-created a custom-built job placement at the winery, which started in January and will conclude in November 2022.   Level Three of the Bâtonnage Mentorship Program builds upon the networking, guidance, and education offered in Levels One and Two to give mentees a more in-depth, career enhancing experience. The program aims to provide access to departmental heads and exposure to hands-on work, while providing an environment where mentees feel empowered to ask questions, grow, and gain full operational knowledge. Of this program, CEO Remi Cohen stated, "We are excited to be supporting something of this importance. The tenets of the Bâtonnage mission align with our business philosophy to support, encourage, and provide pathways to success for our team. We have a history of women in leadership at Domaine Carneros and now at our founding company, Champagne Taittinger, and are thrilled to partner in this mentorship opportunity." For more information about Bâtonnage Forum and the Mentorship Program, contact Katie Canfield at katie@odonnell-lane.com. In addition to the mentorship program, the winery is working closely with the University of California at Davis and The Culinary Institute of America, collaborating on scholarships and mentor programming to support aspiring students.  The scholarships are called the Le Rêve "The Dream" Scholarship after the winery's eponymous prestige cuvée. The UC Davis scholarship focuses on graduate enrollees in the Viticultural and Enology program.   Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, earning a graduate degree, and who are committed to promoting diversity and sustainability in the wine business, will be awarded scholarships.  The winery has committed to a total of four Le Rêve scholarships at UCD over the next few years.   The first will be awarded this fall, for more information on the program please contact Karen Block at klblock@ucdavis.edu Domaine Carneros is also creating a Le Rêve Scholarship program for students in The Culinary Institute of America’s master’s degree program in Wine and Beverage Management. Beginning in March 2022, the four-year commitment will award one scholarship each year to an individual whose application essay demonstrates a commitment to supporting diversity and sustainability in the wine industry. Now in her second year as CEO of Domaine Carneros, Remi Cohen states of all three programs, "Our team at the winery is excited about mentoring and supporting the future leaders of our wine industry by collaborating with like-minded partners.  We are glad we can be a part of making dreams a reality." About Domaine Carneros     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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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.   About Bâtonnage Forum Founded in 2018 by Stevie Stacionis and Sarah Bray, Bâtonnage Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a community for all those who identify as women working in the wine industry. In addition to the annual forum—which educates about the unique challenges and opportunities that women in the field have faced historically and present-day—the platform encompasses a mentorship program, designed to create a positive course forward wherein individuals who have traditionally been overlooked or spoken overachieve equal opportunities and equal representation across all sectors and tiers of the industry. For more information and to join the conversation, visit batonnageforum.com. About UC Davis Viticulture & Enology Program Over the past century, UC Davis has steadily advanced cutting-edge research, driving innovation in grape growing and winemaking – giving California vintners a place of pride at the global table and changing how the world makes wine. From helping to revitalize the California wine industry after Prohibition and shaping modern sanitation standards, to debuting drought-tolerant grape varieties and energy-efficient processing technologies that set the gold standard for sustainability, UC Davis consistently has defined the leading edge in innovative solutions. Today, as the world’s top-ranked research institution for viticulture and enology and the global academic leader in sustainability and agriculture, UC Davis’ leadership is more crucial than ever in responding to the global challenges and opportunities facing the wine industry. Our vision is to steward a new era of grape growing and winemaking, driven forward by groundbreaking research and teaching that focus on challenging climate change with world-class innovation, from genetic sequencing that sheds new light on drought tolerance and disease resistance, to defining greener industry best practices; pushing the boundaries of wine chemistry and microbiology to uncover the molecular processes and sensory characteristics that contribute to an exceptional wine; creating next-generation technologies that yield more sustainable models of grape growing and elevates standards of wine production; and preparing the next generation of grape growers and wine innovators to lead these efforts forward, through unmatched experiential learning and continuing education opportunities throughout their careers. About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality, the private, not-for-profit college offers bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The CIA’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers master’s degrees in sustainable food systems, food business, and wine and beverage management, as well as executive education and certificate programs. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry, and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.ciachef.edu. MEDIA CONTACTS: For Domaine Carneros Kimberly Noelle Charles, DipWSET Charles Communications Associates (415) 730-0064 kcharles@charlescomm.com   For Bâtonnage Forum Katie Canfield, DipWSET O’Donnell Lane (530) 720-1138 katie@odonnell-lane.com For UC Davis scholarship Karen Block Director of Industry Relations University of California Davis klblock@ucdavis.edu For The Culinary Institute of America Amanda Secor Senior Manager, Marketing Communications The Culinary Institute of America amanda.secor@culinary.edu  
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Bâtonnage Launches Level Three of Mentorship Program with Domaine Carneros Work Placement

14 November, 2021

Bâtonnage Launches Level Three of Mentorship Program with Domaine Carneros Work Placement Domaine Carneros will offer one mentee a 360-degree view of the wine business over the full calendar year NAPA, CA, November 14, 2021— Bâtonnage Forum, a nonprofit organization aimed at opening up a conversation about women in wine and fostering opportunities that create equity, has officially launched Level Three of their Mentorship Program, which equips candidates to enter and grow in the wine industry by creating hands-on work opportunities to further their career progress in the wine industry. The first Level Three opportunity is a comprehensive, custom-built job placement at the Domaine Carneros winery, based in Napa, CA, to start in January 2022. Level Three of the Bâtonnage Mentorship Program builds upon the networking, guidance, and education offered in Levels One and Two to give mentees a more in-depth, career enhancing experience. With all Level Three placements, the program aims to provide access to departmental heads and exposure to hands-on work, while providing an environment where mentees feel empowered to ask questions, grow, and gain full operational knowledge. The first Level Three placement will take place at Domaine Carneros in Napa Valley. Founded by the Taittinger family and helmed since its inception by women, the sparkling wine house has a long history of championing women in wine across various sectors of the industry. During nearly a full calendar year—from approximately January 17 to November 11, 2022—the mentee will receive a comprehensive understanding of the wine business, working across departments from sustainable viticulture and winemaking to marketing and sales. “We are thrilled to launch Level Three and to partner with Domaine Carneros to offer a truly unique wine business experience. This is a tremendous opportunity for candidates to gain knowledge about all areas of the business and to help define their next steps in the wine industry,“ says Priyanka French, Bâtonnage board member and winemaker at Signorello Estate. Domaine Carneros CEO Remi Cohen states: "We are excited to be supporting this important program. The tenets of the Batonnage mission align with our business philosophy to support, encourage, and provide pathways to success for our team. We have a history of women in leadership at Domaine Carneros and now at our founding company, Champagne Taittinger, and are thrilled to partner in this mentorship opportunity." As part of the Level Three programming, Bâtonnage will work closely with Level Three mentor organizations to ensure mentees are supported professionally, socially, and financially for the duration of the placement. “Our number one priority is the success of our mentees,” says Bâtonnage executive director Sarah Bray. “We are committed to making sure that Level Three offers challenging yet authentic, informative, and enriching experiences that will propel these individuals forward in their wine industry careers. Candidates interested in the Domaine Carneros mentorship position may apply through the online form no later than this Friday, November 19, 2021. Bâtonnage and Domaine Carneros will work collaboratively during the selection process and grant one mentee the opportunity to participate in the full-year training position—to be announced on December 15. Review the description of the role and qualifications in the full job description.  For more information regarding the mentorship program, visit batonnageforum.com/mentorship-program or send email to mentorship@batonnageforum.com. For media inquiries, please contact Katie Canfield at katie@odonnell-lane.com or 530-720-1138. ### About Bâtonnage Forum Founded in 2018 by Stevie Stacionis and Sarah Bray, Bâtonnage Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a community for all those who identify as women working in the wine industry. In addition to the annual forum—which educates about the unique challenges and opportunities that women in the field have faced historically and present-day—the platform encompasses a mentorship program, designed to create a positive course forward wherein individuals who have traditionally been overlooked or spoken over achieve equal opportunities and equal representation across all sectors and tiers of the industry. For more information and to join the conversation, visit batonnageforum.com. About Domaine Carneros   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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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.  Media Contacts: For Bâtonnage Forum Katie Canfield, DipWSET O’Donnell Lane (530) 720-1138 katie@odonnell-lane.com For Domaine Carneros Kimberly Noelle Charles, DipWSET Charles Communications Associates (415) 730-0064 kcharles@charlescomm.com  
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Domaine Carneros Announces New 2021 Offerings

25 October, 2021

Domaine Carneros Announces New 2021 OfferingsWinery Launches New Iteration of Fan Favorite “Bubbles & Bites” Experience, and Gifting Ideas Abound! 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. There is always something new and exciting happening at the winery, so we thought we would round some of that information up here: Pictured: New “Bubbles & Bites” Experience Transports Guests to Morocco 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 Morocco! The third showcase menu in the winery’s popular “Bubbles & Bites” tasting experience transports guests on a palatal journey to Northern Africa with five “bites” – four savory, one sweet – each expressing the rich, layered flavors of Moroccan cuisine, and thoughtfully paired with four vibrant sparkling wines: Roasted Beets with Fromage Blanc and Avocado Mousse, dressed with a delicate Rosewater Dressing; Paired with 2016 Domaine Carneros Ultra Brut Harissa Crusted Mahi Mahi on a Chickpea and Red Pepper Stew; Paired with 2016 Domaine Carneros Estate Brut Cuvée Moroccan Spiced Pork with Date Chutney and Orange Relish; Paired with 2017 Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé North African Spiced Beef Short Rib served on a Crispy Cous Cous Cake; Paired with 2016 Domaine Carneros Vermeil Demi-Sec Creamy Panna Cotta infused with saffron and topped with spiced mandarins; Also paired with 2016 Domaine Carneros Vermeil Demi-Sec Led by their most seasoned wine educators, this experience will open your eyes to a new side of sparkling wine. WHEN: Appointments begin November 1 (but are available to book now) Until the 1st, the Mexican Bubbles & Bites is still available to book 60-minute experience $95 / Club Members $76 (cost does not include gratuity or sales tax) Reserve online or by contacting the winery directly: 707-257-0101 x 150 or reservations@domainecarneros.com Available for groups sized 2-6, guests 21 years and older 48-hour cancellation Pictured: “Cheers to You! Gift Set WHAT: Domaine Carneros Holiday Gift Shop Bring sparkle to your favorite wine lovers-both near and far. Delight everyone on your list with luxuriously boxed wines, small-batch gourmet treats, and stylish accessories from Domaine Carneros: Cheers to You! ($110) The winery’s ever-elegant salmon hued 2017 Brut Rosé sparkles with notes of fresh peach and pink grapefruit. We’ve paired this blushing beauty with four whimsical hand-etched flutes, each glass a unique work of art. The ensemble is beautifully boxed and perfect for that one-of-a-kind friend who deserves a true one-of-a-kind gift. Sugar Cookie Sparkle ($79) The perfect recipe for togetherness, this delectable gift set is sure to spark a new family tradition. Red Velvet’s baking kit includes pre-measured gourmet ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and all the darling decorations to create a scrumptious sugar cookie tree. Simply add eggs, butter, and invite your favorite sous chefs. A bottle of 2016 Vermeil Demi-Sec, with its luscious flavors of apple cobbler and marzipan, will be ready to uncork as the nibbling begins. Merry Cocktail ($170) Make the hour happy indeed! Our rich, complex 2016 Estate Brut is presented with chic mixology accoutrements: a pair of glimmering vintage coupes, a gold brushed aluminum 4-piece bar toolset with marble base, a sleek stainless-steel shaker in glossy gold, gold rimming sugar, and a jar of decadent French brandied Cherry Griottines. An ideal gift for the sophisticated sippers on your list or a stylish addition to your home bar. WHEN: Holiday gift items and gift sets will be available early November.   Please visit the winery’s online marketplace for additional information and to make a purchase. Pictured: “Crème de la Crème Duet” Corporate Gift Set WHAT: Domaine Carneros Corporate Gifting Options + Virtual Tastings Delight clients or colleagues with a luxurious wine gift from Domaine Carneros! They carefully box each wine gift in their Carneros cellar, complete with personalized words of cheer on a customized holiday card, always ensuring a winning presentation. This is a wonderful option for Domaine Carneros fans who might be looking to customize gifts or place large orders. Looking for a way to connect across the miles? Guests can consider gifting a Personal Virtual Tasting Experience,   WHEN: Corporate gifting sets are now available year-round. More information is available on their corporate gifting page. Customers are encouraged to contact the winery directly 1.800.716.2788 ext. 128 or businessgifts@domainecarneros.com to build their custom gift sets. WHAT: Domaine Carneros Gift Cards Now Available Giving the gift of sparkle has never been easier! A gift card is the perfect answer when you simply can’t decide. A personalized Château greeting card will be sent to the recipient’s mailbox; OR customers can choose to send a virtual e-gift card straight to the recipient’s inbox. WHEN: Available now. Visit their gift card page for additional information or to make a purchase. ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS  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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the 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 state-of-the-art microgrid system will be installed which will help the winery with 85% of its energy needs.  Two of the most recent 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. For information, images and interviews please contact Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.  
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Humphry Slocombe Again Partners with Domaine Carneros

25 May, 2021

Humphry Slocombe Again Partners with Domaine Carneros  “Rosé All Day” Sorbet Back by Popular Demand, Just in Time for the Warm Weather (San Francisco, Calif.) May 25, 2021—Back by popular demand, and just in time for National Rosé Day on June 12th, San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe, the small-batch ice cream brand synonymous with inventive, ingredient-driven flavors, has once again partnered with the Napa Valley’s first name in top quality sparkling wine, Domaine Carneros, to create a “Rosé All Day” sorbet. Sweet, tart, and refreshingly (lightly) alcoholic, “Rosé All Day” sorbet is delicately infused with Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé. Given the national movement toward dairy-free alternatives, this version is on trend, as it contains no dairy. It’s a bright, balanced, and sophisticated treat that will surely be your delightful “go-to” this summer (if you don’t enjoy it all in one sitting, that is!)  Humphry Slocombe Co-Founder and Chef Jake Godby says, “pink bubbles make everything better, and ‘Rosé All Day’ is like summer in a cup or cone.” Domaine Carneros’s CEO Remi Cohen, commented, “Leave it to the maestros at Humphry Slocombe to capture the essence of our Sparkling Rosé in a sorbet! Our Rosé fans are going to love this surprising interpretation.” Available June 1st at Humphry Slocombe’s Mission District and other locations by the scoop ($4.95) or pint ($9.99) and via Gold Belly in a 4 pack for $79 including tax and shipping, “Rosé All Day” will stay on the menu until June 27th (while supplies last). Fans nationwide can get their hands on “Rosé All Day” (officially available June 1st, but available for pre-order now) via goldbelly.com/humphry-slocombe. It’s the perfect complement to backyard cookouts, afternoons at the pool or beach, bridal showers or anywhere you want to have #RoséAllDay this summer. About Humphry Slocombe: Known for its unique and creative flavors, Humphry Slocombe has established itself as a pioneering ice cream destination that sources local fruits, veggies, spices and booze for its one-of-a-kind inventions. Co-Founders Jake Godby (Chef) and Sean Vahey (Food & Beverage Manager) relied on their extensive culinary backgrounds to create never before seen, or tasted, flavors when they opened Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco in 2008. Recently named one of San Francisco’s “Most Delicious Instagram Accounts” by 7X7 Magazine, Humphry Slocombe has been featured in The New York Times Magazine and Bon Appetit, along with several television appearances, such as the Food Network’s “Top 5 Ice Creams in America.” About Domaine Carneros : Founded in 1987 by Champagne leader Claude Taittinger, and helmed by CEO and Remi Cohen, Domaine Carneros produces notable sparkling wine and Pinot Noir from California’s Carneros appellation from six estate vineyards totaling close to 400 acres. The Domaine Carneros Château and Terrace are open to visitors for  tastings from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. by appointment daily. For more information, please call 800.716.2788 or visit www.domainecarneros.com.  Website www.humphryslocombe.com www.domainecarneros.com Social: Humphry Slocombe Instagram | www.instagram.com/humphryslocombe Twitter | www.twitter.com/humphryslocombe Facebook | www.facebook.com/humphryslocombe Social: Domaine Carneros Instagram |  www.instagram.com/domainecarneros/ Twitter |  www.twitter.com/domainecarneros Facebook | www.facebook.com/DomaineCarnerosWinery ### FOR MORE INFORMATION:  FOR DOMAINE CARNEROS PLEASE CONTACT KIMBERLY CHARLES AT 415-730-0064 OR KCHARLES@CHARLESCOMM.COM FOR HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE PLEASE CONTACT SEAN VAHEY AT 415-248-6369 OR SEAN@HUMPHRYSLOCOMBE.COM  
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Domaine Carneros’ Celebrates Sustainability Highlights for Earth Day 2021

19 April, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                       Contact: Kimberly Noelle Charles                                                                                      Charles Communications Associates                                                                                     415.730.0064 | kcharles@charlescomm.com     Domaine Carneros’ Celebrates Sustainability Highlights for Earth Day 2021   Carneros, CA – April 19, 2021–. CEO of Domaine Carneros Remi Cohen is toasting the upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd with a glass of sparkling wine crafted from their Carneros AVA estate vineyards which have been cultivated sustainably for decades. Since its founding in 1987, the winery has put sustainable efforts at the forefront, ensuring their impact on the land is minimalistic. The best business practices instituted by long time former CEO Eileen Crane carry on today under Cohen's watchful eye.   Each year, the winery goes through an assessment and audit as part of its Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing certification.  With the matrix of benefiting the environment, employees, and the community, the winery implements the following measures towards continuous improvement: Re-use and recycling Through composting, recycling and re-use, over 90% of solid waste is diverted from landfills. Two thirds of the winery’s water is reclaimed and re-used.  A decade-long packaging reuse program, whereby cases and inserts are reused for in house purposes, has saved the winery on average $75,000 a year. Sustainability Practices The winery practices Integrated Pest Management using natural controls for vineyard pests such as  boxes to attract owls which feed on voles and using cover crops that attract beneficial insects to control insect pests. Grape pomace from harvest is used to feed local cattle in a region of California with historic ties to the dairy business. In 2003 the winery installed the largest solar collection system of any winery in the world.  Today, a new microgrid system being installed this summer will provide the winery with 85% of its energy needs and will be self-sustaining in the event of a power outage. Commitment to Employees The winery has strong principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and its staff is a reflection of diverse ages, ethnicities, orientations. The winery practices open book management, inspiring all employees to be a part of a collective success.                                                  The winery has been awarded several prestigious honors from the state of California and other well respected organizations. In 2020 the winery and Crane received the Napa Climate NOW! award in 2020 as a Climate Champion in the Business Category with Dave Kearney-Brown, chairperson of county-wide climate non-profit, stating “Its deep commitment to sustainability, and a broad range of initiatives— all of which help lower its carbon footprint — make Domaine Carneros an exemplary business and a climate champion in the region.” The winery received the California Green Medal Business Award in 2019 for "demonstrating smart business through efficiencies, cost savings, and innovation from implementing sustainable practices." Only four wineries are awarded the medal each year so the honor is quite significant given the number of wineries in the state. Domaine Carneros has been a Bay Area Green Business since 2014, Fish Friendly Farming certified since 2015, Napa Green Land & Winery since 2014 and Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing since 2015.   Looking towards the future, CEO Remi Cohen reiterated the foundations of the winery's philosophy which she is carrying forward, "Domaine Carneros has always been a leader in thoughtful winemaking and vineyard management, looking towards regenerative practices.  As we meet new climate challenges, the winery will always look to be a leader with a light footprint." ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS   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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region.  For information, images and interviews please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles of Charles Communications Associates at kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415-730-0064.   ###
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Domaine Carneros to Debut New On-Site Winery Offerings April 1, 2021

30 March, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 Contact:   Charles Communications Associates                                                                                                                                                                              415.730.0064 | press@charlescomm.com Domaine Carneros to Debut New On-Site Winery Offerings April 1, 2021 Celebrated Napa Winery Introduces New “Bubbles & Bites” Menu, and an Exclusive Outdoor Sabrage Experience Carneros, CA – March 30, 2021 – As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually being lifted, Domaine Carneros, the highly lauded sparkling wine house in the Carneros AVA of California, is excited to introduce two new offerings, both available to visiting guests as of April 1st. The second iteration of their “Bubbles & Bites” food & wine pairing, specially curated to highlight the flavors of cuisines around the globe, now transports guests to Mexico. This new menu, beginning April 1, 2021, highlights the depth and vibrancy of fine Mexican cuisine, finding inspiration in history, family, and the freshest local ingredients. The experience is led by one of their most seasoned wine educators, and includes a seasonal menu of four savory bites and one sweet bite, each of which has been specially designed to pair with four Domaine Carneros sparkling wines – the Ultra Brut, Estate Brut Cuvee, Brut Rosé and Vermeil Demi-Sec. To book this experience ($90 per person excluding gratuity and tax), guests may call 707-257-0101 x 150, email reservations@domainecarneros.com or reserve online.     Additionally, beginning April 1st, Domaine Carneros will be offering a new unforgettable and elevated tasting experience: The Art of Sabrage. This experience, offered Monday through Thursday for parties of two to six people, shares the history, legend and technique of this dramatic ritual which dates back to the age of Napoleon. This experience includes four tastes of Domaine Carneros sparkling wines paired with a selection of local artisanal delights from Journeyman Meats, Cowgirl Creamery, and Tsar Nicoulai caviar and includes the sabering demonstration. To book this experience ($150 per person excluding gratuity and tax), guests may call 707-257-0101 x 150, email reservations@domainecarneros.com or reserve online.    ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS  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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the 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 state of the art microgrid system will be installed which will help the winery with 85% of its energy needs.  Two of the most recent 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. For information, images and interviews please contact Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.   ###
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Domaine Carneros Announces Fall Offerings

9 September, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9 2020 Contact: Charles Communications Associates 415.701.9463 | press@charlescomm.com ***MEDIA ALERT*** Domaine Carneros Announces Fall Offerings The much adored Bubbles and Bites experience is coming back! 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. WHERE:  Domaine Carneros Winery 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA 94559 With their reopening this summer, important changes have been made to Domaine Carneros’ guest experience to protect both the visitor and the winery team. Masks and social distancing are required. Please review this document before arriving. Pop your trunk! Contactless curbside pickup has been and is available. Call to place your order 1-800-716-2788 ext. 100. Available M-F 10-5 Prefer to have your bubbles dropped off at home? During the month of September, enjoy $10 standard shipping on any 6+ (750ml) bottles to a single address ($5 for club members)! 50% off standard shipping on 6+ to AK, HI, and NJ. For each purchase of one of their featured 6-bottle packs , Domaine Carneros will sponsor a “Stay Healthy” kit from Heart to Heart International. This organization works to improve health access and provide humanitarian development worldwide. WHAT: Outdoor Tastings on the Terrace From your table overlooking the rolling hills of Carneros, enjoy a flight of sparkling or still wine. All tastings are seated and led by an experienced wine professional. Take a look at the tasting menu here. WHEN: Reservations are required and are available daily beginning at 10am with the last reservation at 4:30pm. Please make reservations by clicking the reserve button on their visitors page. or by calling 1-800-716-2788 x 150. WHAT:  The Art of Sparkling Wine Pairing: Bubbles & Bites Experience the versatility of Sparkling wine in this Food & Wine Pairing specially curated to highlight the flavors of Asia. This experience will include four savory and one sweet Asian-themed bites paired with four of their Sparkling wines—Ultra Brut, Estate Brut, Brut Rose, and Vermeil Demi-Sec. Led by their most seasoned wine educators, this experience will open your eyes to a new side of Sparkling wine. WHEN: Available by appointment beginning September 7 60-minute experience  $90 / Club Members $72 (cost does not include gratuity or sales tax) Reserve: 707-257-0101 x 135 or reservations@domainecarneros.com 48-hour cancellation WHAT:  The Ultimate Chips & Dip Caviar and sparkling wine are the food and wine pairing equivalent of Cracker Jacks and baseball – they simply go together. Add rich crème fraîche and the crunch of a potato chip and you have elevated the pairing to a new level. In this experience, you will sample three of the estates most highly treasured wines alongside three ½ ounce servings of Tsar Nicoulai Caviar’s finest artisanal caviars: Estate, Reserve and the rarest, Crown Jewel. Due to the seasonal nature of caviar, please note the specific caviar selections may vary. This experience is designed for two guests and includes three tastes of Domaine Carneros sparkling wines paired with three ½ ounce portions of Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, accompanied with gourmet potato chips, toast points, and crème fraîche. WHEN: Available by appointment $350 per couple / Club Members $280 (cost does not include gratuity or sales tax) To Reserve: 707-257-0101 x 161 or tours@domainecarneros.com ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS  Intent on staking a future in California’s promising wine industry, the Taittinger family purchased a 138-acre vineyard in the heart of Carneros in 1986. The appellation that spans the southern tip of both Sonoma and Napa Valleys, Carneros’ cool climate is ideally suited for cultivating exceptional chardonnay and pinot noir, perfect for producing the elegant, balanced wines that Domaine Carneros is now known for. The six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 acres planted to Pinot Noir, with the remaining acres currently in development. 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 continues to be expanded.  The most recent award, one of many from Federal, State and local government; was the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices." For information, images and interviews please contact Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.   ###  
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Remi Cohen appointed as new CEO of Domaine Carneros

15 July, 2020

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kimberly Noelle Charles  Charles Communications Associates 415.701-9463 | kcharles@charlescomm.com   Remi Cohen appointed as new CEO of Domaine Carneros July 15, 2020 - Remi Cohen, a seasoned executive across the realms of management, finance, sales, marketing, viticulture and winemaking joins Domaine Carneros this August as CEO just before harvest kicks off. With 20 years of experience that began in the Carneros region at Saintsbury just after receiving her master’s degree in viticulture, Cohen comes full circle after building a multi-faceted career focused on fine winemaking, superb viticultural know how, managing teams, and directing strategic sales and marketing programs in the luxury wine space. Her most recent position was that of COO at Lede Family Wines, where she built a decade long career earning her many accolades including in 2015, Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 recognition as a tastemaker and influencer in the Napa Valley. Cohen has long held Domaine Carneros and its management in high regard stating, “I admire the incredible talent, leadership, and vision that luminary Eileen Crane has provided for the winery.  I take great pride in the opportunity to continue to develop this foundation of excellence.”  After a sparkling 33-year career as founding winemaker and CEO, Crane will hand over the reins in August while overseeing her last harvest and blending the 2020 cuvees following.   Cohen’s education and experience make her a well-rounded executive for the world class winery that has built an enviable Direct to Client sales and hospitality reputation, alongside a robust three tier distribution marketplace with Kobrand Corporation, its national marketing and distribution partner. She received a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of California, Berkeley, and then went on to receive master’s degrees in Viticulture from University of California, Davis and an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University.  Among her many accomplishments at Lede Family Wines was the fine tuning of winemaking and viticultural practices, taking the winery next level in terms of critical scores. As an advocate of sustainability practices, in perfect line with the sensibility and standards at Domaine Carneros, she presided over the receipt of Napa Green certification for the land and winery. Her management style of open communications, cross team engagement and customized personnel guidance match well with the open book leadership style Crane embraced over the recent decade. When queried about her plans for the winery she shared, “The wine industry is at a pivotal time, with changing consumer demographics.  I look forward to using data-driven and team decision-making processes to create innovative, benchmark hospitality programs as well as wine club and consumer engagement tactics to attract and retain a broad membership and consumer base.” Of the hire, Eileen Crane states, “I have had a long and satisfying career guiding Domaine Carneros to where it is today.   My dream from the age of eight was to make delicious sparkling wine. From a little girl in New Jersey through a path of many adventures with twists and turns, eventually I found the career that has been more than a dream come true. And it has been a great pleasure to work with the Taittinger family for 33 years.  Remi has all the qualities and more to take us to the next evolutionary step, particularly during a challenging time in the wine business.  Her adaptability to the changing demographic and cultural landscape will guide the winery into the future with a steady hand at the helm.” Crane also underscored the high value that the founding Taittinger family has for female leadership.   The Taittinger family’s CEO is Vitalie Taittinger, who was the company’s first female president since its founding.   Of Crane’s departure she states, “Eileen Crane will forever be a name associated with the golden age of Carneros.  We look forward to Remi Cohen’s vision for the winery as it enters its 34th year in 2021.”    ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS   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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region.   The winery also places a high value on preserving the environment and has taken on a vast array of environmental efforts. 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 continues to be expanded.  The most recent award, one of many from Federal, State and local government; was the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of  “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices.” For information, images and interviews please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles at Charles Communications Associates either by email kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463. ###
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Domaine Carneros is Reopening with New Safety Protocols in Place

10 June, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                  Contact: Charles Communications Associates June 10th, 2020                                                                                                                                                            415.701.9463 | press@charlescomm.com   ***MEDIA ALERT*** The Chateau Gates at Domaine Carneros are Reopening Bubbles are chilled and the views await visitors. New safety protocols in place   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. WHAT:  Domaine Carneros has worked to provide moments of comfort, joy, and virtual connection these last few months. At long last, the Château gates are opening and the Domaine Carneros team will welcome back visitors starting June 11th!  WHEN: Starting on June 11th, reservations are available for all 21+ visitors. (Parties of six or fewer) The chateau is open for tastings Monday through Friday from 10:00-5:30 with the last reservation at 4:30. The weekends of June 13-14 and June 20-21 are reserved exclusively for existing club members. WHERE:  Domaine Carneros Winery 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA 94559 Reservations can be booked online or by phone (1-800-716-2788 x 150). With their reopening, important changes have been made to their guest experience to protect both the visitor and the winery team. Protocols have been set up that should be studied before making a reservation to make the most of the visit. (see below) Domaine Carneros will still be offering curbside pickup services from 10 am - 5 pm. Please call (1-800-716-2788 x100) 9 am - 5 pm, to schedule a pickup. Prefer to have their bubbles dropped off at home? Enjoy $5 Ground Shipping or half-off Overnight Shipping  with a purchase of 12+ bottles.   Help Us Help You – A Note from Domaine Carneros Domaine Carneros is committed to a safe tasting experience for its visitors and appreciates everyone’s commitment to keeping the winery team safe as well!  A visit to Domaine Carneros may look slightly different these days, but what hasn’t changed are the high standards of hospitality. How We Are Protecting You Giving you space: Our open-air tasting space has been reconfigured to allow 6’ between tables. Additionally, to allow space for social distancing, only those with an existing reservation or a scheduled curbside pickup are able to be on the Chateau grounds. Keeping it clean: Tables and chairs are disinfected with commercial strength disinfectant before and after each reservation. All non-disposable items are sanitized with high heat or chemical cleaning. Our staff washes and sanitizes their hands before handling clean items. Masking up:  Our staff undergoes pre-shift health screenings and wears masks. They will remove their masks only if 6’ distance can be maintained. How We Ask You to Protect Us Respect our space:  Please observe our current reservations policy. We have limited the number of visitors to the property to ensure plenty of space to practice social distancing. Parties are limited to six or fewer guests.  We will meet you at the front gate to confirm your visit. While here, please diligently maintain 6’ social distancing from anyone not in your immediate party. Help us keep it clean:  Reservations are limited to 90 minutes to give us time to disinfect between each seating. We appreciate your cooperation. You will find hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout the property to supplement frequent handwashing. Wear a mask:  If you arrive without a mask, one will be provided for you. You’re required to wear it anytime you aren’t seated at your table enjoying your wine. Any guest failing to maintain social distancing or refusing to wear a mask will asked to leave. Be mindful:  This is new to all of us. Please treat our staff and fellow guests with patience and kindness. We promise to do the same and will do everything we can to make your visit truly enjoyable.   ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS  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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region.   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 continues to be expanded.  The most recent award, one of many from Federal, State and local government; was the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices.” For information, images and interviews please contact Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463. ###
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Domaine Carneros creates more interactive offerings for Shelter in Place and Beyond

7 May, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Contact: Charles Communications Associates 415.701-9463 | press@charlescomm.com Domaine Carneros New Virtual Offerings In response to Shelter In Place, Domaine Carneros creates more interactive offerings for wine lovers Carneros, CA – May 7, 2020 –While we shelter in place as a nation it is important to try to keep a healthy positive attitude, and many of us know the adage about needing top sparkling wine in good times and bad.  To that end, Domaine Carneros, the highly lauded sparkling wine house in Carneros, California, has made its mission to continue to bring the easy elegance of its chateau into your home. Every Friday at 2pm PST, members of the Domaine Carneros team are hosting live interactive sessions on Facebook and Instagram. Designed as a creative and fun connection to the winery, topics range from making sparkling wine based cocktails to the discussion of late disgorging. The Domaine Carneros Facebook page lists the upcoming sessions. On May 15th Eileen Crane, CEO and Founding Winemaker at Domaine Carneros, will be hosting a storytelling discussion about the Carneros region, the history of the chateau, and its flagship wines.       The newly refreshed Domaine Carneros website showcases  numerous virtual opportunities the winery is offering. The  S.I.P. Accessories page highlights feel-good products that help bring a touch of Carneros with a French accent to quarantine life. Such products include Eileen Crane’s favorite Cherry Griottines or the Ladies Who Drink book written by Anne Keenan Higgins. The Virtual Tastings page of the shop gives visitors easy access to purchase the wines that will be featured in upcoming live tasting sessions or recorded educational wine videos. All of the wine videos can easily be found on Domaine Carneros’ YouTube channel. In addition to recorded educational sessions, the winery is offering private one-on-one Virtual Tastings via Zoom with its wine educators.  Designed to provide the chateau experience at home, one can learn more about these experiences on the Virtual Tastings page of the website.  If making delicious sparkling cocktails is more appealing or learning about ideal food pairing suggestions, head over to the revamped Sparkle More With Us Blog. Here one can find which Domaine Carneros wine best fits with the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s or how to make the classic French 75 cocktail. In addition, Domaine Carneros is furthering its relationship with Sonoma-based Journeyman Meat Company and is offering three collaborative packs for purchase. These salumis were specially developed for Domaine Carneros and up until now have been available for guests to enjoy only in their tasting room. The pairing packages include either a bottle of the Estate Brut and the Sec Salumi, a bottle of the Estate Pinot and the Finnochio Salumi, or a bottle of each the Estate Brut and the Estate Pinot along with both Salumis. Journeyman Meat Company offers handmade salumi, sausages and other local meats at their butcher counter and tasting bar. Journeyman was founded by acclaimed winemaker Pete Seghesio, whose family migrated from Italy to Sonoma in the late 1800s. As one of Sonoma County’s most established wine growing families, Pete Seghesio and the Journeyman team understand the magic of sublime food and wine pairings .   ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS  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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region.   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 continues to be expanded.  The most recent award, one of many from Federal, State and local government; was the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices.” For information, images and interviews please contact Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463. ###
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Leaving a Legacy of Growth and Sustainability at Domaine Carneros - Earth Day 2020

21 April, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kimberly Noelle Charles  Charles Communications Associates 415.701-9463 | kcharles@charlescomm.com Domaine Carneros’ Retiring CEO Eileen Crane Leaves a Legacy of Growth and Sustainability On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day Carneros, CA – April 21, 2020 –. CEO of Domaine Carneros and sparkling winemaker Eileen Crane is retiring this June after 33 years spent crafting wine with attention to detail in the cellar and vineyards with a dedication to sustainability.  Her introduction of innovations such as the winery’s new electrical micro-grid, renewable energy systems, and packaging reuse programs garnered the winery and its team a host of accolades, most notably in 2019 when Domaine Carneros was honored with the California Green Medal Business Award. Crane will continue as lead sparkling winemaker through the 2020 harvest and cuvee blending, and leaves the company well-positioned to prosper in the coming years. “Eileen has broken new ground with her approach to environmental and regenerative land use,” says Zak Miller, who will step into the role of sparkling winemaker at Domaine Carneros after a decade spent working side-by-side with Crane on the production of the winery’s luxury sparkling wines and alongside Pinot Noir winemaker TJ Evans. “She pioneered smart and sustainable initiatives at the winery—I can think of no better legacy to leave, especially now that climate change is challenging all wineries to become more self-reliant.” Under Crane, Domaine Carneros emerged as one of the industry’s most forward-thinking brands. When Crane introduced solar power to the winery in 2003, it positioned Domaine Carneros as a pioneer in renewable energy production in the wine industry at large. Today, the new micro-grid allows the winery to continue production should California’s notorious seasonal fires force the statewide electrical grid to go dark. With fires often occurring during the harvest months, the system helps ensure smooth operations at a critical time. Miller stated,  “Domaine Carneros will keep disruptions to a minimum thanks to Eileen’s foresight and anticipation of our energy needs.” Such environmental planning and sustainable efforts paid off under Crane. Her packaging reuse plan saw employees reclaiming both inserts and cases for in-house purposes. And like many green initiatives, it ultimately helped add more “green” to the winery’s bottom line. With an annual reuse rate of 20-25%, Domaine Carneros employees helped save the company an average of $75,000 per year since the program’s inception in 2011. Such employee involvement in sustainability programs is vital. Once again Crane was ahead of the curve by instituting an open-book management plan that all workers could see. The plan set measurable goals every three years, reevaluated annually that encouraged employee involvement in managing the winery’s sustainability efforts. These include installing skylights to reduce electricity use, recycling bottles, corks, and foil, and introducing owl boxes in the vineyards.   “To tend to the vine is to do the right thing. I have a responsibility to my winery, my employees and the planet,” Crane says, summarizing her dedication and passion for winemaking. “It was an honor and a privilege to work with the Taittinger family for these past 33 years. I know Domaine Carneros will continue to be a leader in winemaking and regenerative practices.” ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS   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 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 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, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region.  For information, images and interviews please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles of Charles Communications Associates at kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.   ###  
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