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California Champagne


Many countries around the world make sparkling wine, each of them unique. The best-known sparkling wine is, of course, Champagne. Though so much sparkling wine is referred to as Champagne, true Champagne must come from the namesake area and is one of a kind in taste, texture and reputation. The region is responsible for perfecting the bubble-making process, often referred to as methode champanoise or traditional method.

Beyond those rules, there are many details involved that make Champagne and its method of winemaking so distinctive, which is why it is emulated in so many winemaking areas. The categories of Champagne, and wine in the Champagne style, include vintage and include non-vintage, as well as include rosé.

In the US, California leads the way in sparkling wine made in the traditional method. Many wineries in California are owned and operated by Champagne house companies, and you may find the California bottles similar in style to their French counterparts.


    Sweet Angels Waltz

    Thornton Sweet Angels Waltz is a rich and complex sparkling wine made in the methode champenoise style.

    Brut Reserve

    This sparkling wine shows delicate apple and toasted yeast aromas in the nose brought out by the finest of fine bubbles in the glass.

    Brut Rosé

    Our Brut Rosé California sparkling wine takes its light-garnet hue from limited contact with the grape skins.

    Brut Reserve - Natural

    Our Brut Reserve is aged to meld the dynamic fruit and yeast characterto perfection.

    N.V. Blanc de Noirs

    Our Blanc de Noir is a rich and complex sparkling wine made entirely from the classic Pinot Noir grape. It has the aromas of rich melon fruit and toasty yeast, with an abundant citrus and apple characters in the mouth.

    Van Roekel - Raspberry

    Boasting a big raspberry taste, this bubbly is ideal for any celebration. Slightly sweet with a clean and crisp finish.

    Maurice Car’rie - Pineapple

    This lively refreshing California Sparkling Wine is bursting with flavors of pineapple and tropical fruit.