Chandon By the Bay
Chandon By The Bay is our ode to Chardonnay, a Blanc de Blancs that pays tribute to our Carneros terroir. Carneros is Napa’s coolest growing region, with shallow clay soil and a maritime-influenced climate (thanks to the San Francisco Bay) yielding grapes perfect for expressing Chandon’s signature vibrancy and balance.
Chandon By The Bay is perfect on its own or paired with complex, creamy, or rich dishes. Composed of 92% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Blanc. Partially fermented in French Oak barrels.
Zesty freshness with layered complexity. Key flavors include lemon, grapefruit, brioche, vanilla, stone fruit and white flower.
At Chandon California, we take the responsibility of caring for the land seriously, grateful for its vital role in creating our wines. We’re committed to sustainable farming practices that consider the entire ecosystem, from the vines on which our grapes grow to the other plant and animal life in our environment.
By approaching our ecosystem as a whole, we ensure that we not only will be able to continue to grow the grapes for our award-winning wines, we’ll be able to maintain the quality and character of our terroir into the future.
Not all of the grapes we grow at Chandon California require the same amount of water. We gather precise information on the level of water in the soils and use this data to make sure every drop of water we apply is needed. In seasons when natural rainfall is low, we adjust the farming operations to reduce water consumption in the vineyards. This way, the vines can continue delivering the grape quality needed with less water consumption and evaporation from the soils.
Starting with a holistic approach we have been able to reduce fertilizers to a minimum. We utilize other crops (called cover crops) in the off-season to maintain soil fertility and avoid erosion from winter rains. Composting has also helped us “build” our soils, making them rich in organic matter and nutrients, which results in a better capacity to hold water. This helps our soils hold more water and keep more nutrients to enrich our vines.
We’ve even completely eliminated the use of synthetic herbicides in our vineyards. And the benefits aren’t just good for our lands. They’re good for our wines.