Domaine Chandon celebrates 40 years

2013-06-13T19:00:00Z Domaine Chandon celebrates 40 yearsRegister staff Napa Valley Register
June 13, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

Domaine Chandon will release its 40th anniversary cuvée at the winery on Bastille Day, Sunday, July 14.

The rosé, a blend of its French heritage and California spirit, the Bastille Day party will cap a series of events in honor of the winery’s anniversary.

Winery guests are invited to enjoy special attractions on the 14th, including live music by the Baguette Quartet, a Bay Area group that specializes in French classics. Guests may also pre-purchase a celebration package that includes a cheese plate, keepsake flute and a glass of the 40th anniversary Cuvée.

One of the first wineries to purchase land in the Mt. Veeder, Yountville and Carneros appellations, Domaine Chandon implemented key viticultural practices that have become the standard today, including the use of cover crops, non-till vineyard floors and vertical-positioned trellis systems allowing over-the-row mechanization techniques.

Will Nord, the winery’s first director of viticulture, was an instructor at Napa Valley College when he joined the fledgling winery to oversee the start of its vineyard programs. Zach Berkowitz, who followed Nord and was with the winery for more than two decades, is credited for its eco-friendly practices from water conservation to owl houses.

Today, Raymond Reyes, the director of wine grape growing, continues the winery’s progressive measures overseeing its vineyards in the same three appellations where it all began, founder of Council Inc.

Domaine Chandon is at 1 California Drive, Yountville and is open for daily tours, tastings and culinary experiences.

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