Category: Schramsberg Vineyards Hugh Davies

Schramsberg Vineyards Hugh Davies

Sparkling Wine Schramsberg Hugh Davies on Family Tradition


2nd Generation Hugh Davies Plans for Opening of New St. Helena Tasting Room

Schramsberg Vineyards has been producing fine tiny bubbles for decades, serving wine to royalty and dignitaries, along with local fans. Listen as CEO and Winemaker Hugh Davies tells us about his twenty plus years working with his folks Jack and the late Janie Davies , who bought the property over fifty years ago. Nestled up Highway 29, near Calistoga, you can experience the caves where the sparkling wine is stores through secondary fermentation, quite unique to the area.

Davies gives us the update on sourcing their grapes from cooler areas such as the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The estate property is now dedicated to fruit for the Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, grown right there in the Diamond Mountain AVA. There’s a lot of excitement now in fall of 2016 as they prepare to open a new tasting room in St. Helena for tasting these wines. As this brand moves forward, Davies and his team take great upholding environmentally sound practices in the vineyards. 

Davies also tells us about Camp Schramsberg, a 2-day immersion into the process of sparkling wine harvest and production that you can participate in.  Listen and you shall learn how to get involved, taste the wines and enjoy.

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