Scharffenberger Cellars winery
Scharffenberger Cellars winery

Since 1981

The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of Mendocino’s Anderson Valley. Situated only miles from the coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, Scharffenberger Cellars also enjoys the deep soils and sunshine with in the protected valley. Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the winery entered a new chapter as a member of the Roederer Collection in 2004. Today winemaker Jeffrey Jindra continues to craft without compromise delicious sparkling wines that showcase the unparalleled uniqueness of Mendocino County terroir.

Anderson Valley

The Anderson Valley is located 125 miles north of San Francisco near the Mendocino Coast. Officially recognized as an AVA since 1983, its location offers the cool climate and well-drained soils that are ideally suited for crafting fine wines. This premium grape growing region’s proximity to the ocean gives rise to a gentle cycle of warm days and cool foggy nights with up to 50°F of temperature swing in the summer. The fog created by the contact of the cool & dry inland air with the humid marine layer allows grapes to mature slowly on the vine and develop full varietal character. A small appellation at 2,500 acres under vine, it remains focused on the growing of Northern European varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The Anderson Valley is home to many small and family operated farms and wineries and is renowned for the high quality of its sparkling wines and Pinot Noir production.