Chateau St. Jean has a long history with sparkling wine, with the first vintage release appearing in 1980, nearly four decades ago. From the beginning, a passion for life and love inspired our winemakers to craft wines with great appeal for today, a perfect way to celebrate every day. Chateau St. Jean sparkling wines are crafted using the Cuvee Close or Charmat approach, dating to the 1880’s, with a goal of having the Brut Rose as a refreshing and delicate wine, and the Brut Cuvée showing a bright and complex personality.
A beautiful yellow color with specks of gold and green leads to delicate aromas of white flower and ripe summer fruits, with a hint of Meyer lemon. Flavors of pear and apple are graced with notes of honey and vanilla alongside a pleasant yeasty aroma of freshly baked bread. Mouthwatering acidity and high tones of minerality lead to a lingering, refreshing and quite elegant finish.
Chateau St. Jean sparkling wines are crafted using the Cuvee Close or Charmat approach, dating to the 1880’s, with a goal of having the Brut Rose as a refreshing and delicate wine, and the Brut Cuvée showing a bright and complex personality.
Margo Van Staaveren’s has been Winemaker for Chateau St. Jean since 2003 and has worked at the winery for over 40 harvests. She was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2008. During her long tenure with the winery, Margo has played a pivotal role in every facet of the winemaking process. As winemaker, she makes the final decisions involving blend and style to produce consistently high quality wines in the super premium and luxury category.