Domaine Chandon- Winery using Traditional method for producing Sparkling Wines
Domaine Chandon exclusively produces traditional method sparkling wines at the Yarra Valley in Australia. The winery draws on its French heritage to craft a range of styles of premium sparkling wine.
About the Founder
In 1959, the founder of Domaine Chandon Robert-Jean de Vogüé and his oenologist Renaud Poirier collaborated with local winemakers in Argentina to apply Champagne expertise to local varieties which resulted as the first of many connections. This saw Chandon craft sparkling expressions from New World terroir. And in 1973, Robert-Jean de Vogüé and Californian entrepreneur John Wright’s shared vision for exploring new horizons gave rise to an inspiring estate in the Napa Valley, which now crafts exceptional wines with a Californian character. Then during the mid-1980s, a team of Chandon’s wine whisperers struck gold at Green Point, an old dairy farm in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. The cool climate and great soil combined to make a picture-perfect home for Domaine Chandon.
Thus since 1986, this is where Australia’s leading méthode traditionnelle producer has been confidently crafting sparkling and still wines that are stamped with the distinct style that is Chandon.
The Fruits Grown in the Winery
Chandon’s spirit of possibility continues to burn brightly, unlocking the potential for wine production in India and China, and believing in the promise of possibility. The fruits at the winery are sourced from cool-climate sites across Victoria, including their three vineyards in the Yarra Valley, Strathbogie Ranges, and Whitlands Plateau. The grape varieties produced in those vineyards include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier which are used to produce excellent sparkling wines.
The winery boasts some of the best views in the Yarra Valley and features a range of tasting and dining options.