Schramsberg Vineyards focuses on producing the finest and most complex hand-crafted sparkling wines in California. Preserving century-old traditions, many viticultural and winemaking practices are still carried out by hand. The tête de cuvée sparkling wines receive an impressive seven to eight years of bottle aging prior to release, while the balance receives at least three years. All wines are enjoyable upon release, but can also be cellared for 20 years or more.
Unique among California sparkling wine houses, Schramsberg Vineyards ferments 25% of its juice in oak barrels to produce a richer, more luscious style. Schramsberg has also developed a library of reserve base wines that are barrel aged for up to 10 years. These wines provide additional refinement and complexity to the finished products.