The winery use Pinot Noir and Gamay lots that have a noticeable pink hue for the Brut Rose. We try to find lots that have generous strawberry and black cherry like flavors. The goal is to consistently produce a Rose that is flavorful, bright and aromatic.
The Korbel Winery began operation in 1882. Two years later, noted winemaker Frank Hasek came to California from Prague and become the first Korbel champagne-master. Employing méthode champenoise, the time-honored French technique of producing champagne, the Korbels quietly experimented with various cuvées. And by the turn of the century, Korbel had become an internationally known and award-winning champagne label. The tradition was kept alive for the next half-century until 1954, when the winery was sold to Adolf Heck.