Founded in 1973 by French champagne house Moët et Chandon, Domaine Chandon is the valley's most renowned (and hip) sparkling winery. Manicured gardens showcase locally made sculpture, and guests linger -- their glasses fizzing with bubbly -- by a table loaded with snacks in the festive tasting salon or under its patio's umbrella. In the valley's only fine-dining restaurant at a winery, diners indulge in formal French-inspired meals (more casual menus are available at lunchtime). If you can pull yourself away from the salon's bubbly or still wine (tastings are $7-$22), the comprehensive tours and tastings are informative and friendly. Check the website for events; Chandon often hosts live music and dancing and extends its salon hours during the summer.
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Ask a local about Domaine Chandon
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- Highly Recommended 2010