Founded by the noble family behind Champagne Taittinger, Claude Taittinger’s search for a worthy U.S. counterpart began in the late 1970s. In 1987 he selected a 138-acre parcel in the heart of Carneros, Napa Valley. Wisely choosing Eileen Crane to oversee the development of the Taittinger style in Carneros. Often referred to as America’s Doyenne of Sparkling Wine, Eileen has spent roughly 40 years in the wine industry, which makes her the most experienced sparkling winemaker in the United States.
Inspired by a centuries-old understanding of the balance between earth and wine, we pursue winegrowing with a respect for each vine and for each person in our extended family. Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards implemented the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices and became certified in 2016.
Located at the southern end of the Silverado Trail since 1986, Hagafen has been producing award winning wines that you are invited to come try!
Nestled back behind our 12 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, you will find our ‘country cottage’-esque tasting room surrounded by a beautiful garden and an outdoor patio with seating for you to sit back, relax, enjoy scenery and, of course, taste some delicious Napa Valley wine.