A Sparkling Superbloom

The SOMM Journal
December 2023 / January 2024

A sparkling superbloom with a refreshed label, Scharffenberger Cellars blossoms anew in the Anderson Valley.

Top value wines from the 2023
North Coast Wine Challenge

The Press Democrat
By Sarah Doyle
April 11, 2023

Daryl Groom, chief wine judge of the 2023 North Coast Wine Challenge, chose 10 wines that represent good value — a great wine for a good price — across all the wines entered in the contest.


Owen Bargreen
July 18, 2022

I loved the new wines, especially the NV Scharffenberger ​‘Brut Excellence’ Sparkling Wine (OB, 91) which is vibrant and racy with a smooth texture.

If you pour just one wine this Thanksgiving, make it this food-friendly pinot noir

The Washington Post
By Dave McIntyre
November 11, 2021

Holidays are approaching, so here are some worthy wines to help us celebrate without straining our budgets. For Hanukkah, which begins Nov. 28, we have two kosher wines. For Thanksgiving and beyond, we have a stellar pinot noir from the Santa Rita Hills area of Santa Barbara County in California, plus two affordable high-quality bubblies, from Mendocino County and from Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

10 of Our Favorite Sparkling Wines for Less than $25

Wine Enthusiast
April 30, 2021

Whether you’re toasting a major milestone or simply the end of the week, drinking bubbles always feels celebratory. Here are 10 sparkling wines from Italy to California, all for less than $25.

Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Excellence

Where Can I Travel for Spring Break? Consider the Sun Belt

The Wall Street Journal
By Adam H. Graham
March 19, 2021

If you dream of a wine country sojourn without marauding parties of bachelors and girlfriend-getaway hordes, set your GPS to California’s less-trodden and sun-kissed Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, two hours northwest of Napa yet seemingly worlds apart. Scharffenberger Cellars produces a sparkling Brut ideal for popping open to toast the pandemic’s end.

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