Gloria Ferrer was the very first sparkling winery founded in Carneros. It was founded in 1986 by José and Gloria Ferrer, owners of Catalonia's cava house Freixenet. They believed that the cool climate of Carneros was ideal for crafting quality sparkling wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The results are outstanding. The Sonoma Brut is aged for 18 months on the lees, giving the wine a toasty profile with soft, round fruit.