We Didn’t Always Have Chardonnay Growing Everywhere

Photo: Schramsberg via Chron

“It was the very first wine that my parents made, and it was also the style that they wanted to make, which had not yet been made in California. It was a new concept. It was 1965. You figure there were probably 200 acres of Chardonnay in the whole state of California. Today there’s 100,000.” — Schramsberg winemaker Hugh Davies regarding the winery’s classic, sparkling Blanc de Blancs, which once again landed on the Chron’s Top 100 Wines. [Chron]