Bubbly Time!

sparkling wineWe’re so fortunate here to be surrounded by some of best vineyards in the world—especially our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals—and increasingly, makers of sparkling wines–perfect to celebrate the fast-approaching year-end and fresh beginnings. The 22 tasting rooms in downtown Solvang offer some delicious options.  Just in time to ring in the 2016 New Year—stroll around and take some sips! For example, at Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, experience the L&L Brut Sparkling Wine 2012, made in the Méthode Traditionelle, (fermented in the bottle with hand riddling & disgorging)—it contains 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir grapes from their Los Alamos Vineyards.

At Wandering Dog Wine Bar, you can try out the “Bubbles Flight” of 3 ounces each of three sparklers or enjoy a special Holiday Sparkling & Cheese Pairing (thru 1/3/16) for only $25 featuring three half glasses of festive sparkling wines paired with three delicious tasting portions of gourmet cheeses. Wines are subject to change, yet generally you’ll experience the Bentley’s Bubbles Blanc de Blancs from the Wandering Dog house label, an Italian Prosecco and a French Champagne.

It’s easy to bring more “cheer” to your new year in Solvang! http://www.solvangusa.com/wine-country/wine-tasting-rooms/