- Schramsberg – the second winery built in Napa Valley – was founded in 1862. The Schramsberg family sold the estate in 1920, in the early days of prohibition. Jack and Jamie Davies eventually purchased the property in 1965, including the original Victorian mansion and extensive underground cellars.
- Chardonnay-based Blanc de Blancs has straightforward fruitiness and lively citrus character, while the Pinot Noir-based Blanc de Noirs is more earthy and complex. Schramsberg Reserve is opulent and rich.
- J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on the slopes of Diamond Mountain, on the same site of the first hillside vineyard in Napa Valley, planted by Jacob Schram in the mid-late 19th century.
Schramsberg’s founders, Jack and Jamie Davies were determined to seek out a simpler, more meaningful life. In 1965, after a yearlong search, they discovered a run-down winery on the mountainside above St. Helena. The 19th century Victorian mansion presided over the tangled remains of once stately gardens and underground cellars. The historic Schramsberg property had been abandoned for years, but the Davies were looking for a challenge. On that day they decided Schramsberg would be brought back to life.
The Davies had an ambition to make wine, but not just any wine. They were setting out to produce a world-class sparkling wine, and it was a lofty goal. Later that year, the 1965 Blanc de Blancs came to be, and would be the first commercial use of Chardonnay in American sparkling wine.
J. DAVIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
BLANC DE BLANC
BLANC DE NOIR