Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

  • Black-Owned Winery

  • Gold Medal Winner

  • Vegan Friendly

  • 40 Under 40

  • 0g Sugar

Winery: Bodkin Wines

Maker: Chris Christensen

Region: Lake County AVA, CA

Vineyard: Springer and Sandy Bend Vineyards (Family Owned, CSWA Certified Sustainable)

Notes: Lemon-lime, passionfruit, mischievous acidity

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Price per can: $8

Vintage: 2021

Aged: Stainless steel

Residual Sugar (per 5 oz glass): 0.0 g

Calories (per 5 oz glass): 91

Carbs (per 5 oz glass): 2.6 g

ABV: 10.5%

pH: 3.1

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Chris Christensen is a self-taught, envelope-pushing vintner originally from rural Iowa. He burst onto the wine scene in 2011 with Bodkin wines, where he’s known for being the first American to make a Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. He was recently dubbed the “Bubbles Innovator” on Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Tastemaker list.

This is not your blend-into-the-background bubbly. It’s 100% Sauvignon Blanc — with bubbles. It’s a quaffable summer beverage that is so light, so refreshing, that it almost transcends the genre of wine. In-line carbonation intensifies and focuses the lively citrus and passion-fruit flavors. This wine is thirst-quenching and very, very Sauvignon Blanc. As Chris says, “Es crushablé.”





  • 100% Recyclable
  • Doesn’t affect the taste
  • No light exposure or oxidation
  • No “corked” wines
One 250 millileter can of wine is equivalent to a third of a bottle of wine.

The colors on the can were inspired by the lemon-lime, passionfruit flavors of this wine.

Try a tangy goat cheese, a crisp veggie platter, or pork dumplings.

From Chris: Whatever happened to pretty, aromatic sparkling wines? The Maker wine project is about pushing the envelope, it’s about delivering. One does not half step, this is 100% Sauvignon blanc. That’s just a flex.

This wine is carbonated “in-line” right before it hits the can. I stone cold flipped out when I first tried it, it’s refreshing; tertiary aromas from secondary fermentation can tamp down attributes of sparkling wine. It’s even cleaner, even tighter, even more Sauvignon Blanc.

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Can and Glass of Maker 2020 Sparkling Sauv Blanc surrounded by fruit and citrus peels

2020 Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc by Chris Christensen

“The perfect summer sparkling wine with lemon-lime aromas with citrus and passion fruit flavors.”


Christ Christensen, Maker winemaker, with beaker and wine glass

Head Honcho Chris Christensen of Bodkin Wines

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