The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. Situated only miles from the coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, Scharffenberger Cellars enjoys the deep soils and sunshine within the protected valley.
Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the company has undergone many transitions, including a name change when it was formally known as Pacific Echo from 1998 until July 2004. The name has been restored back to Scharffenberger Cellars under the management of Maisons Marques & Domaines.
With the many changes at Scharffenberger Cellars, what has remained consistent is the quality and the original philosophy behind the winemaking. Winemaker Jeffrey Jindra manages the winemaking program and works to preserve the glory of the original brand name.
Grapes grown in Mendocino County - an unmatched appellation for sparkling wine - benefit from the cool coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean. Scharffenberger grapes also enjoy the deep soils and sunshine provided by the protected Anderson Valley.