Recently we had guests come to visit from out of town. Eager to show them the best of Sonoma County we suggested we go wine tasting. They quickly agreed and we set out for one of our favorite spots to toast the beauty of Wine Country – Korbel Champagne Cellars.
The purists may argue that Champagne comes only from a special region in France. We’re pretty sure that one sip of Korbel’s sparkling wine and you’ll be willing to throw aside concerns over geography! Besides, the views out over the Russian River Valley from Korbel’s tasting room are glorious. Sitting under the shade of the redwoods that shelter their deck we doubt you’ll want to be anywhere else.Despite its name, Korbel Champagne Cellars actually produces regular wine as well. You can choose from Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Looking for something to complement your dessert? Korbel also makes sherry, port and brandy (available in California only).
Korbel Champagne Cellars offers free tours where you can find out how Champagne is made and learn about the history of the winery. Their tasting room features beautiful views over redwood covered mountains and fields filled with row upon row of champagne grapes. They offer 5 different Champagnes as part of their free tasting. Truly a fabulous way to celebrate your visit to Sonoma County Wine Country!