About This Winery
Korbel Champagne Cellars is located near Guerneville along the Russian River. This is a true destination winery. Tucked in among giant redwood trees is a complete visitor center. This includes a historic winery. It also includes a fully stocked delicatessen and gourmet market, a gift shop, and a picnic area. They also have a regular tour schedule and a whole lot of “California Champagne” (sparkling wine).
Three brothers from a small village in Southern Bohemia – which today is the Western Czech Republic – founded the winery in the late 1880s after successful occupations in the lumber, dairy and other businesses. They began experimenting with different grape varieties, including Pinot Noir, and soon were making sparkling wines using the traditional Méthode Champenoise.
The spacious tasting room of Korbel Champagne Cellars is in front of the old winery building. The room contains a circular tasting bar, fireplace and crystal chandeliers. It’s a lively and popular place where you can taste sparkling wines, port, and sherry.
There is an old railroad station on the winery grounds, where the Korbel Brothers’ own railroad line — the Arcata & Mad River Railroad once operated.
The brick winery with its red tin roof has a festive European flair. The extensive gardens feature over 1,000 varieties of plants and flowers, bulbs, perennials and annuals. More than 250 varieties of antique roses are displayed, with some dating back over 100 years.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 10 to 4:30 pm
Fees: Complimentary Tasting
Price Range: $10 to $30 per bottle
Vineyards: 800 acres
Production: 1.5 million cases
Discounts: Discounts: 4-5 bottles 10% off, 6-11 bottles 15% off, 12 or more 20% off
Tour Info: Scheduled Complimentary Tours Champagne Cellar Tours 11 am to 3 pm on the hour every hour daily Garden Tours – Mid-April thru Mid-October Tuesday – Sunday ONLY at 1pm & 3pm
Unique Amenities: Delicatessen and gourmet market
- RV & Limo Friendly
- Casual & Relaxed
- Historic Features
- Kid Friendly
- Resort Like
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
- Sparkling Wines