The origins of Schramsberg Vineyards began in 1862, when immigrant Jacob Schram bought some acreage on a hillside in Napa Valley. He was a barber at the time, but had lofty intentions of growing grapes and making wine in this wild area. By the 1880s, Jacob had quit barbering and was making 12,000 cases of award winning wines – mostly Riesling, Hock, Burgundy and Chasselas. Jacob’s death in 1905 and prohibition resulted in a series of sales over the next 50+ years, until finally the property was bought by Jack and Jamie Davies in 1965.
Join us as we follow Schramsberg winemaker Craig Roemer through caves filled with bottles of sparkling wines, and see how riddling is done. Then, it’s on the watch the disgorgement on the bottling line and finally a sabering of the bottle.
For More Information on Schramsberg Vineyards: www.schramsberg.com