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Korbel Champagne Cellars

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
Korbel Champagne Cellars has been a part of America's greatest celebrations for more than 120 years. 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. 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, a supporter of team Dennis Conner for the 1995 America's Cup and the first global sponsor of Times Square 2000. Korbel is the number one selling premium methode champenoise-produced champagne in America.
Korbel is located in the heart of the historic Russian River Valley, near the majestic ancient redwood groves of Armstrong Woods State Reserve and the scenic wonder of the Pacific coastline, the estate is a showcase of the heritage and the history of winemaking in North America. More than 2000 acres of rolling hills are host to the Korbel vineyards, growing a variety of grapes including Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and the special Pinot Noir that makes Korbel Champagne one of the most sought after in the world. The Russian River Valley is surrounded by pine-covered mountains, and is blessed with bright sun, blue skies and cool ocean breezes that roll through the grapevines, all combining to provide the climate perfect for both winegrowing and vacationing.
The Korbel wine shop and tasting room features Korbel champagnes, wines and brandies. The gift shop presents treasures of wine country, including unique glassware, pottery, cookbooks and wine accessories.
The Korbel Vineyards successful wine growing depends upon many factors, most importantly soil, slope and climate. This combination is called Appellation, and different appellations produce distinct qualities in the grapes such as Pinot Noir, the definitive champagne grape, and the source of Korbel's award-winning champagnes. Chardonnay grapes also do well in this appellation, with a climate of foggy mornings, warm afternoons and cool evenings. Micro-climates also exist within this appellation.

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