Saint Helena, California USA
(415) 596-2918

About Pier 71 Wines

Tapan Ganguli, owner of Pier 71 Wines, LLC, has nearly 20 years working in the wine industry. His passion started when he worked in Paris and bought a house in the Loire Valley.

With a tight local community, he visited family vineyards for wine tastings, where he fell in love with their passion and drive for quality. Helping his neighbors pick grapes for their vineyards, he would then be rewarded by being invited to 5-hour gourmet lunches with the owners, where his knowledge of wines and champagnes grew.

He moved back to the UK to start his wine business and spread the word of the champagnes and wines he had encountered. His association with the Gonet family has been going strong for two decades.

Tapan was born in India and studied chartered accountancy in the UK. He has worked in the corporate world across Europe and the Middle East.

Since moving to the US, Tapan works closely with local businesses in the Bay area and in Napa Valley where his wines are sold in some of the top restaurants.

Champagne Michel Gonet
37 Avenue de Champagne
Epernay, France

Champagne Michel Gonet

Founded in 1802 by Charles Gonet, the family owned Champagne house has been producing award winning Champagnes for more than 7 generations. In 1973, the cellars were modernized with the main objective being to improve the quality of the wine making. The Gonet family owns over 40 hectares (98+acres) of vineyards in the champagne region of France stretching from South of Epernay Grand Cru villages of Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil sur Oger to the hillsides of Sezannes to Vindey. The Pinot Noir vineyards are located in Fravaux on the hillsides of Bar sur Aubois in the south of Champagne.

80% of grape production is Chardonnay and about 20% is Pinot Noir used for Rosť Champagne.

The Cote de Blancs Grand Cru (highest distinction in Champagne) vineyards are protected by the mountain of Reims from cold winds and from the rains that falls in the Marne Valley. The combination of the climate and soil in the area are the essential features for Grand Cru classification.

The family's main emphasis is on quality rather than volume and as a result the products have earned many awards over the years.

Champagne Michel Gonet is sold in selected locations throughout the World where they have many fans! Michel Gonet has now retired and he has put his daughter Sophie at the helm of the Gonet Champagne House.

Sophie is making her mark in the industry with more award winning vintage and non-vintage Champagnes year after year. Sophie has the honor to be the President of Women Winegrowers of Champagne and also "l' Universe du Gout en Champagne."

We are confident you will embrace the multi-generational history of the Gonet family and appreciate the quality of the Champagne and value for money.


 Pier71 Wines LLC
P.O. Box 986 Saint Helena, CA 94574
Sales Phone: (415) 596-2918

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