California sparkling wine can’t be called champagne because it isn’t made in that region of France, but we have the same concept, just a different name. Bubbly is one of the top wines for celebrations, sharing a toast, and we have over 30 sparkling wine producers in Slo county alone! The Champagne made in France is made up only of the Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir grapes, but in California we have seen other grapes made into sparkling wine! You can find all the french style classics in our county, but also new and exciting sparkling wines like Viognier, Marsanne, and Grenache.
Here is a list of the top eight producers of the perfect bubbly in the Paso Robles area.
Bianchi Winery - Paso Robles
Bianchi Winery is known for producing ultra premium varietal wines, and has a history of four decades in the Bianchi family. Take a stroll around the Koi pond with a glass of their sparkling wine! The sparkling Wine, Bianchi’s California Champagne, is a lively and fruity style bubbly Brut that is good for your everyday enjoyment or that special soiree. The winery is located at 3380 Branch Rd. Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805)226-9922.
Castoro Cellars - Templeton
Sustainably grown varieties and an amazing location, try their bubbly wine and stroll through the arbors and gardens. Blanc de Blanc, is made with 100% Chardonnay Grapes. The Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine is made traditionally from start to finish in the Méthode Champenoise fashion. Secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle, and 12 month yeast aging results in refined bubbles adding a toasted aged complexity and elegance. Castoro Cellars is located at 1315 North Bethel Rd. Templeton, Ca 93465, (805) 238-0725.
Chateau Margene - Creston
The Chateau Margene is an organic, sustainable and family owned Micro winery located in Creston, California. Sure to be an intimate and cozy experience, the ultra- premium grapes are hand selected for the finest bubbly wine. The sparkling Pinot Noir is full of vibrant acidity with flavors of pear, honeysuckle, and citrus. Chateau Margene is located at 4385 La Panza Rd. Creston, Ca 93432, (805) 238-2321.
Chronic Cellars - Paso Robles
“Spritz and Giggles” is a blend consisting mainly of Pinot and Chardonnay from a handful of vineyards on the north coast of California. Aromas of pears, cut apples, hints of fresh baked bread, light spices and floral notes. Chronic Cellars is known for it’s colorful and quirky fun labels and tasty bubbly! Chronic Cellars is located at 2020 Nacimiento Lake Rd. Paso Robles Ca, 93446, (805) 237-7848.
Clautiere Vineyard - Paso Robles
Done in the traditional Méthode Champenoise, our Sparkling Viognier is a dazzler. Energetically entering with chamomile, a dust of white pepper, and happy lemon zest, it introduces itself to the hostess and states it is time to celebrate! The colorful interior and famous “Playroom” have a whimsical way of bringing out the fun of any tasting trip. Clautiere Vineyard is located at 1340 Penman Springs Rd. Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805) 237-3789.
Deovlet Wines - Templeton
Deovlet focuses on single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, alongside Bordeaux inspired blends, and Sparkling Chardonnay (Myers-Deovlet, Blanc de Blanc). In wine & spirit magazine that the points are all in the 90’s and the wine is outstanding! Deovlet Wines is located at 3750 Hwy 46W. Templeton, Ca 93465, (805) 712-8817.
Derby Wine Estates - Paso Robles
Longtime farmers Ray and Pam Derby originally wanted to grow and sell grapes from their three vineyards in San Luis Obispo County: Derbyshire, Derby, and Laura’s Vineyard. After many years growing, Ray saw the success of each vineyard and in 2006 he and Pam created Derby Wine Estates. Sparkling Brut Rose is sparkling wine with a pretty pink-salmon hue with hints of blood orange zest, almond skin & fresh bread dough.Derby Wine Estates tasting room is located at 525 Riverside Ave. Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805) 238-6300.
Field Recordings - Paso Robles
Field Recordings Wine is known for making their wine in a can, and bubbly wines are especially tasty! Known for creating Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cab Franc and distinct Red Blends. The winery is located at 460 Marquita Ave. Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805) 503-9660.
This list is just a small portion of the sparkling wine producers in our area, for more information, hop onto one of our vehicles for an Uncorked Wine Tour.