Chandon Brand Ambassador
These experts are the creative forces behind Chandon.Â Here they share stories and secrets of winemaking, cooking and entertaining. When you visit Chandon, you might just get a chance to chat with them in person over a glass of wine.
Chandon Brand Ambassador
As the calendar marches on through, well, March, and eventually into April, the weather turns fairer, Easter arrives, and Motherâ€™s Day isnâ€™t far behind. One of Chandonâ€™s favorite parts of this transition? Brunch season!
Winemaker, Sparkling Wine
When we created our CrĂ©mant, Sparkling Winemaker Tom Tiburzi was inspired by our Club membersâ€™ passion for great wines. And with the new release, heâ€™s decided to go a step further: â€śChandon CrĂ©mant was the first wine made especially for the Club, so to honor our Club members, this unique wine will now be named for them.â€ť
Assistant Winemaker, Still Wines
Chandon is known the world over for our renowned sparkling wines, but we also produce some of the finest still wines you can imagine. We recently sat down with Joel Burt, Assistant Winemaker, Still Wines, to learn more about what it takes to craft award-winning Napa Valley Pinots and Chardonnays.
Senior Wine Ambassador
If you know sparkling wine, you know much of the artistry lies in the blend. Typically, when crafting bubbly, youâ€™re constantly mixing from different blocks, vineyards and vintages, which allows you to produce a consistent wine, year after year. However, certain years are unique. With some vintages, on some plots of land, the wine fates are kind, enabling a sparkling winemaker to capture a remarkable harvest as a worthy vintage.
Chef, Ă©toile Restaurant
In what is fast becoming an annual tradition, Ă©toile Restaurantâ€”with the release of the 2012 San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Michelin Guideâ€”has received a Michelin one-star rating for the third year running. This also marks the sixth time in as many years the restaurant at Domaine Chandon has received a recommendation from the prestigious publication, and further cements Chef Perry Hoffmanâ€™s reputation as one of the culinary worldâ€™s brightest-shining stars.
Director of Winegrowing
A Different Kind of â€śBlock Partyâ€ť: Summer in the Vineyard
As the weather heats up, so does activity in the vineyard. Block by block, Raymond Reyes keeps a close watch as the grapes begin to change color, mature and develop into ripe clusters. Each vineyard has its own timeline, and each block within the vineyard expresses a unique maturation rate.