Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was established in 1986 making it the first sparkling wine house in the Carneros region of Sonoma County. The Gloria Ferrer vineyards, which were actually planted in 1982 and encompass 335 acres, are planted with mostly Pinot Noir grapes along with a handful of Chardonnay. The Ferrer’s have been growing grapes since the 1500s and are the family behind La Freixeneda (producers of Freixenet Cava) in Catalonia, Spain. Their goal is to bring their Spanish wine growing knowledge and tradition into the Gloria Ferrer wines. Gloria Ferrer Winery was among the first in California to implement the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices according to our Gloria Ferrer wine guide. Their portfolio of wines includes 9 sparkling options, ranging from the value Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs up to their top tier Carneros Cuvee, and over a half a dozen still wines also made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Both the sparkling and still wines consistently receive high ratings in our Wine Enthusiast Gloria Ferrer ratings.