Korbel Champagne Cellars
Situated in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States' most popular méthode champenoise champagne.
Premium California champagne has been Korbel Champagne Cellars' focus since the company was founded in 1882. Vineyards in the very cool Russian River Valley and other top appellations – many of which utilize sustainable farming techniques like natural soil amendments and natural pest controls – contribute delicate fruit character to the base wines, but it is Korbel's utilization of the time-honored méthode champenoise, in which secondary fermentation in the bottle is followed by extended contact on the yeast sediment, that gives Korbel California Champagne its fine, persistent bubbles and subtle complexity. Korbel California Champagne has been produced exclusively by méthode champenoise for more than 130 years.
A consistent gold medal-winner at wine competitions, Korbel California Champagne is the perfect sparkler for every kind of celebration; important celebrations like Presidential Inaugurations (it has been served at the last eight), big celebrations like weddings, small celebrations like birthdays and intimate celebrations like relaxing evenings at home for two.
In addition to champagne, Korbel Champagne Cellars also makes one of America's most respected brandies, as it has since 1889. Korbel is the only major brandy maker in the United States to maintain complete control of the production process. As a result, Korbel Brandy showcases the rich character and smooth California style.
Touring and Tasting
The highlight of any trip to Korbel is an extended tour through our historic champagne cellars, ending with a tasting of our finest products. Although Korbel California champagnes are available nationally, during your visit, you will be able to taste and have the opportunity to purchase a selection of Korbel products sold only in our wine shop. Korbel varietal wines, cream sherry and port as well as limited production California champagnes are available. Also, please visit our website (www.korbel.com) as we have monthly offers and special promotions – the latest being our Wedding Favors.
The Korbel garden's impressive collection of roses – more than 150 varieties in hedge-lined beds – lies in front of the circa 1882 Korbel family house. Many antique rose varietals have been reestablished in the garden and are budding up for a spectacular display. A wide range of perennials, shrubs, redwood, linden, dogwood, flowering plum trees, and plants native to the redwood forest surround the main rose garden.
Planted in the 1880s as an enhancement to the Korbel family summer home, the gardens did not come fully into their own until a century later when our master horticulturist transformed the grounds into a magnificent array of colors, textures, and aromas that shift with the seasons and the Sonoma County weather.
The Korbel Winery tour schedule:
Public tours and tastings are complimentary and require no reservation, (for groups of less than 20), and are offered at the following times:
Summer Hours: April 1 through October 31
Tasting Room and Wine Shop are open from 10:00 to 5:00
Weekday Tour Schedule: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 3:45
Weekend and Holiday Tour Schedule: 11:00, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00 and 3:45
Garden Tours are Tuesday through Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00
Winter Hours: November 1 through March 31
Tasting Room and Wine Shop are open from 10:00 to 4:30
Tour Schedule is: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00
The Korbel Gardens close in October and open in April
Groups of (10) or more have the option of booking a paid, private tour/tasting. Groups of (20) or more are required to book a paid, private tour/tasting. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and availability.
Additional information may be found by visiting us at www.korbel.com
Korbel Wedding Favors
Korbel Champagne Cellars is pleased to announce our new Wedding Favors program! Individual size bottles of California champagne make the perfect wedding or event favor.
Customers have the option of choosing our 187ml bottles of either, Korbel Brut California champagne or Extra Dry California Champagne.
Included with your purchase of our 187ml bottles of California champagne by the case, Korbel will provide personalized favor tags and the ribbon to hang the tags from each bottle. Your personalized tags can include the name of Bride and Groom (or event) and the date, and a choice of font. In addition, a 20% case discount will be applied to your order.
These delightfully personalized favors are not only for weddings; they are perfect for anniversary parties, baby showers, New Year's Eve, bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and more!
Wedding Favors are available for purchase on the Korbel Webstore and Wedding Favor forms are also available in the Korbel Tasting Room.
Visit Korbel Wedding Favors for more information
Note: 1 Case = 24 bottles (187mL or 375mL)
Korbel Delicatessen and Market
A visit to Korbel is not complete without a stop for lunch or a snack at the Korbel Delicatessen and Market with outdoor patio and deck seating among the redwoods. It carries some of the finest artisan cheeses, gourmet sandwiches, and salads, tempting desserts, and specials prepared daily by Korbel's chef.
Reservations are not accepted at the Delicatessen, however, for groups of (20) or more, we offer wonderful private, buffet lunch/brunch options! Boxed lunches can also be prepared in advance for groups of any size! For more information about either of the above please inquire at Reservations@korbel.com or by phoning 707.824.7709
Additional information may be found by visiting www.korbel.com
13250 River Road, Guerneville CA 95446