Scharffenberger has always embraced the pioneer spirit in Mendocino County, California. The key qualities that define the brand are:
Sense of place: Scharffenberger has been pioneering super premium Mendocino California sparkling wine since 1981, with grapes sourced from Scharffenberger’s own 120 acres of vineyards, as well as select vineyards in Mendocino County.
Mendocino terroir: Grapes grown in Mendocino County are situated in the cool coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, an unmatched appellation for sparkling wine. Scharffenberger grapes also enjoy the deep soils and sunshine provided by the protected Anderson Valley.
Winemaking philosophy: The winery stays true to its original winemaking philosophy, to create stellar quality, delicious sparkling wines that reflect the diversity of the premier Mendocino County viticultural appellation.
People behind the brand: Winemaker Tex Sawyer has been crafting Scharffenberger Cellars wines since 1989.