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“Great tour of champagne making process....”

Korbel Champagne Cellars
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Guerneville
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Korbel makes their champagne in the traditional method and you get a bird's eye view of it.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

A very worthwhile stop when driving from Santa Rosa to the Russian River or the coast. Interesting tasting room where you can taste many sparkling wines as well as still wines. Excellent and reasonably priced lunch.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

The best tour in the County. Go on a weekday and you'll likely get to see the whole bottling process. Free tasting with a free tour. During the right seasons, the gardens have tours, too. Deli on site, too. Go, get lunch, take a tour, taste the bubbly, then head off to Armstrong Redwoods and Fort Ross!

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

The had us at the tour.... early CA settlers, the Russian River... beautiful.

But the tasting room is one of the few places in the world where you can truly compare different types of champagne...... Brut, Rouge, Sweet Rose, Brut Rose and more and more..... and then there is their Sherry and Brandys ......If you don't purchase the extra smooth Brandy and Sherry... wasted trip

The staff is very friendly, knowledgable group and indeed the place is crowded most of the time... but the ambiance is wonderful amongst the tall trees.

As a side trip, you might want to see Armstrong Woods which is only 5-10 mi away. One of the few still standing Redwood forests and gives one a sense of what the Korbel family saw...

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Reviewed January 12, 2012

We arrived on New Year's Eve, just in time to catch the first tour of the day. It's quite extensive, with a lot of photos and artifacts from earlier days, in the historic warehouse building. I learned a lot of how champagne was made, and how it has evolved in the modern era. You'll also find out a lot about logging in the area. Until the 1960's (when they were dynamited during filming of the "Combat!" TV show!), the winery sat amid fields of huge redwood stumps, from when the area was first logged. Tour not handicap-accessible, I'm afraid, due to many stairs.

The tasting room was a madhouse, but the tour gets you a private tasting of several varieties of champagne, without dealing with the regular tasting bar. However, if you want to sample their wines, or some of the specialty champagnes, you may need to go to the main bar. I left with two types of champagne and two types of brandy. (They sell regular, Extra-Smooth, and V.O. brandies.) There's also a great snackbar.

Thank Jilara
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