You can’t miss Domaine Carneros: the breathtaking French country chateau sits sedately on a sloping vineyard overlooking Highway 12 as you enter Carneros. Owned by the great Champagne family, the Taittingers, DC (as the locals call it) is a Champagne lover’s paradise. Winemaker Eileen Crane, hand-selected by the Taittinger family to lead the winery, is a master blender, creating beautifully balanced and age-worthy sparkling wines from the cool climate vineyards of Carneros. The winery makes still wines as well, including Pinot Noir and Pinot Clair, a rarely produced white Pinot Noir. Tastings are hosted on the patio overlooking rolling vineyards or in the elegant, light-filled salon, with wine flights, wines by the glass, and delectable pairing plates on offer.
The chateau at Domaine Carneros is considered one of the most beautiful wineries in North America. Designed after the Chateau de la Marquetterie in Epernay, France, a property of Domaine Carneros principal founder, Champagne Taittinger, the Domaine Carneros Chateau is a landmark of the region.
Visitors approach the winery via a grand staircase, passing chardonnay and pinot noir vineyards and planters bursting with seasonal flowers. The grand staircase delivers guests to the main entrance of our Visitor Center where we offer tableside service for them to enjoy Domaine Carneros wines either in our elegant Louis XV style salon, or on our stunning terrace overlooking the hills and vineyards of Carneros.
Cheese plates paired with our sparkling wine or pinot noir are available in our main Visitor Center. For special occasions, enjoy caviar at your table.
Domaine Carneros wines are sold as a tasting flight, by-the-glass or by-the-bottle. In the winter months, a crackling fire awaits, and in the spring, summer and fall, our sunny terrace beckons guests to pause and soak up the splendor of the wine country.
Guided tours are conducted daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Our tour focuses on the history, production of sparkling wines and pinot noir, and the exceptional qualities of the Carneros Appellation. We also offer private group tour packages.
Enjoy the moment with delicious Domaine Carneros wines delivered to your door along with preferred pricing, exclusive offerings, Club member-only parties and more. We’d love to welcome you as Château Society Wine Club members, and share life’s joy and laughter.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Domaine Carneros wines delivered to you six times per year
Exclusive access to library wines
Private club room and terrace seating is available for members and their guests on weekends
2, 4, 6 and 12-bottle clubs enjoy additional benefits including a complimentary winery tour for member and up to three guests
25% savings on 12-bottle case reorders of current club shipments
20% savings on wine by the glass when visiting the château
20% savings on table bottles when visiting the château
20% savings on cheese, caviar, and other food service when visiting the château
20% savings on merchandise at the winery or online