We have a strong love of traditionally made sparkling wines from over 20 years in commercial winemaking at both Domaine Chandon and Mumm Napa Valley (including production time at Moet Chandon in France and Domaine Chandon in Australia).
My winery, 16019, is one of--if not the--smallest freestanding bonded wineries in the United States, with a mere 104 square feet. My case production is therefore quite limited, and every wine is truly handmade. Not a "garagiste"...a "shediste"!
Small volume sparkling winemaking is a challenge, but the concepts for making quality wines at any volume are the same. We also have a great appreciation for any of the pinot variants (blanc, gris, meunier, noir, and even chardonnay).
Our specialty is sparkling wine, made in the traditional method of Champagne, using the classic varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Pinot Meunier.
In the true tradition of sparkling winemakers familiar with the champagne method, the ability to make good red Pinot Noirs runs hand-in-hand with sparkling wine production,
so we are proud to also offer still wines from this noble grape.