Caraccioli Cellars – Scott Caraccioli, Ep. 52

We’re celebrating bubbles and California’s Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County on Sip Sip Hooray! with Scott Caraccioli of Caraccioli Cellars.

Of course the holidays are sparkling wine season, but we believe bubbles are for year round — and yes, daily sipping 🥂

But there is much more to Caraccioli Cellars than sparkling wine! Scott makes terrific still wines too – Pinot Noir, Syrah, and even Gamay! All from his estate vineyard, the esteemed Escolle Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands.

When you spend time with Scott, you can’t help but be impressed by his passion and vast knowledge of grape growing and winemaking! He and his family put Monterey County on the map for bubbly, making sparkling wine to rival the world’s best Champagne. But he’s not content to rest on his successes. Scott and his team are constantly striving to improve what they do with every vintage, from going all estate to tapping into the potential of Gamay.

Join us for this great episode and raise a glass to Scott and Monterey County sparkling wine!

You can taste Scott’s wine at Caraccioli Cellars’ Carmel-by-the-Sea tasting room, one of the coolest tasting rooms in the quaint village. Dolores Street between Ocean and 7th Streets, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Courtesy of Caraccioli Cellars

Sip Sip Hooray! thanks the Monterey County Vintners & Growers for hosting our travels.