In order to sell your product in any volume you need a mix of prices, some people can afford wines in the $20 and higher range. Others prefer the wines in the $10 and lower range. You seem to have removed most of your product in the lower range. So I guess I need to find another distributor.
In 1973, Domaine Chandon became the first French-owned sparkling wine venture in the United States.
But Chandon’s beginnings date back to 1690 with the father of champagne. A Benedictine monk and
cellar-master at the Abbey of Hautvillers, named Dom Pérignon, set out to unlock the secret of sparkling
wine and ultimately developed the traditional champagne method. The Abbey of Hautvillers was purchased by Moët & Chandon who named their prestige cuvée, Dom
Pérignon, in honor of the Benedictine monk. Claude Moët, a Dutchman by origin, founded the house of
Moët in Champagne, France in 1743.
Expansion to the United States did not begin until 1968 when Moët & Chandon started searching for
the world’s next great sparkling wine region. In 1973 Moët-Hennessy (a partnership formed in 1971
between Moët & Chandon and cognac producer Hennessy) sought prime growing locations in Napa
Valley. They found it at Mt. Veeder, Carneros – a virtually undiscovered region cooled by bay breezes –
and the Yountville location Domaine Chandon now calls home. The founders planted vineyards and
designed an architectural and ecological winery that blends into its surroundings and reflects Chandon’s
legacy of excellence. Its first sparkling wine was released in 1976 and in 1977 the Visitor Center
opened its doors. Chandon’s pioneering legacy continued, being the first to introduce smaller containers
to preserve delicate grapes during harvest, the first California winery to use Pinot Meunier in its
sparkling wines, and in 1977, the first to bring fine dining to Napa Valley.