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- 83%Luxury Travelers
- 82%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Business Travelers
- 67%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%History Buffs
Member Reviews (26)
- Domaine ChandonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Mar 07, 2014
Convenient along the way to our hotel so we stopped by for a tasting.
YAY: 1) Sparkling bubbly wine
2) Beautiful grounds to walk around ( mostly the entrance walkway)
3) Wine glass to keep as souvenir
NAY: 1) Crowded, not good for big groups
2) Touristy and very commercialized
3) Service was lacking
After visiting so many friendly and unique wineries, I have to say this place did not live up to our expectation. The staff was not acknowledgeable and service was far from welcoming. This place was not my definition of a nice tasting atmosphere. I'd say skip this place and upgrade yourself to Domaine Carneros ( you'll love it).
- Domaine ChandonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 30, 2014
This was the last winery on our day trip. The grounds itself is very pretty. Unlike the other wineries we had stopped at during the day, this was VERY crowded, which already makes my experience not as pleasant. I'm not a fan of obscene crowds. It's just not as relaxing for me and changes the whole atmosphere.
Luckily, we were on a tour so Mark, who was leading the tasting and facility tour, got us on our way. I was not a fan of the wines, although Mark seemed to be. How many tours had he done that day? Guy seemed a little intoxicated. Nice guy though....
The wines that were picked for the tasting were mediocre, lower end wines. They reserve the better ones if you sign up for their wine club, then you can further continue your tasting in the "VIP" section of the bar. I did feel like they really try to sell the wine club.
I don't feel like the atmosphere of this place is as classy as it may appear by looking at the grounds. It looks like a 4 star, but seems like a frat house once you're in there.
I suppose the bottom line at this particular winery, is they see themselves as a business and as a business they want to sell, sell, sell. Whether that's selling tasting and getting everyone shit faced and ready to throw a rager up in this place, or selling wine club memberships.
Of the three wineries I stopped at that day, Cline Cellars, Larson Family Winery, and Domaine Chandon.... Domaine Chandon was the bottom of the list. Cline was my favorite as I enjoyed more of their wines, and Larson's atmosphere was the best, and I did pick up some wines there as well.
This place has a lot of potential, though.
- Domaine ChandonMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
If the bubbles happen to grab your attention more than wine, then this place needs to be on your list while exploring Napa. We happened to pass by on our first day, and had to come back the next to see it. The sign stating "Bubbles and Oysters" lured us in. We didn't have any oysters, but the bubbles. Oh the bubbles! I'm not sure if I had ever tried any of the Chandon sparkling wines before. (I'm always tempted to call it Champagne, but unless it's made in France's Champagne region, one shouldn't consider calling it that. Just FYI) At $16 per person, we sampled the Classic Brut, Blanc de Noirs, Rosé, and Riche. The samples ranged from dry to sweet, and I downed every one of them. We didn't catch the name of our host (he was hilarious), but we made sure to leave him a tip. Lucky for me, their wines can be found almost anywhere (BevMo, Trader Joe's, Costco, etc.), so I'll have no problem looking for the stuff back home.
- Domaine ChandonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 19, 2013
If you're a fan of bubbly, a stop at Chandon is a must. Enjoy a bottle on the outdoor patio at the picturesque winery. No appointments are necessary for tasting, and they're open until 6pm. Once you're done tasting, head over to nearby Washington St for dinner!
- Domaine ChandonMember ofFoodiesMar 26, 2013
A nice place to try if you're in the area and are a fan of champagne. Spacious with an outdoor patio for you to enjoy your bubbly. We did a tasting of their Reserve Pinot Noir Brut and the Reserve Chardonnay Brut, the Rose at the end being my favorite. Their tastings are between $16-$22 bucks, not to pricey and not cheap either but it's a great selection. Not too many places in Napa specialize in bubbly so it was definitely a treat! It's nice also to order a bottle and sit outside with friends. Sometimes I feel like I'm at a club when I'm there but it's still a fun place. 3.5 stars.
- Domaine ChandonMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 6Dec 19, 2012
We used to be members of Chandon. But then we ended up with way too many bottles of bubblies and just couldn't drink them fast enough. Then we had to cancel and it was quite sad. But... we love coming here for a quick glass or two of bubblies at the start of our Napa visits. It's just perfect!
- Domaine ChandonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Sep 29, 2012
If you like bubbles, this is s nice, airy place to add to your itinerary. It's a little lounge-y, which is cool, and you can sit outside on a pleasant day. If you're less inclined towards the bubbly and you're simply indulging your effervescent friends, there's a small cocktail selection (still bubbly-ish, but not quite) that should appease you. I find that the patrons are a little dressier here than some other wineries.
- Domaine ChandonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Aug 29, 2012
Gorgeous landscape! Etoile Brut and Rose is fab!! The wine tasting room is very contemporary - doesn't have the intimate winery feel I was hoping for. Don't expect good service as they are inattentive. Skip the tastings ($18-$22 per person), and get a bottle ($22-$50). The tasting is overpriced for the small amount of brut they give you. Very casual feel here, bustling with lots of people. Dog friendly.