We went to Korbel Champagne Cellars on August 29, 2008. They are famous for champagne. It was founded in 1882 by Francis Korbel. He was from a small village in southern Bohemia, which today is the western Czech Republic. He called two brothers from his home town to help his business. It was started as a lumber merchant. Then, the business spread to cigar-making, brandy, and champagne.
A railroad was constructed in order to ship out lumbers. There is a still a part of the railroad and a train station in Korbel Champagne Cellars. There is a silo tower to store tobacco, still standing in that property. Later years, Korbel pulled out from cigar and lumber business.
It has been the exclusive champagne of the past five presidential inaugurations, and was the champagne of choice for the Camelot years of the Kennedy administration. I guess it's possible that Marilyn Moroe tasted this champagne. Korbel has been a supporter and licensee of the 1996 Olympic Games, an Official Supporter of the 2000, 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams and the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and the first global sponsor of Times Square 2000.
Korbel is the number one selling premium methode champenoise-produced champagne in America.
This champagne cellar started by three Korbel brothers was sold in 1954 with a condition that "the name Korbel will be used" and "the same premium champagne producing method should be used."
They offer a free 45 minute winery tour every hour, and there will be a free tasting. You can skip the winery tour, and get a free wine/champagne tasting at the tasting bar as well. There is a delicatessen and a patio. You can enjoy food there, too. Korbel Bruit Rose champagne was unique and delicious, so I bought it there. It contains Pinot Noir. No wonder, it tastes good.
You will find Korbel Bruit, Korbel Extra Dry Bruit champagne at super-markets, liquor stores, and Costco store all over the United States.
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