April 23, 2018

A Toast To Trees for Arbor Day

KORBEL brings you another reason to celebrate in unexpected ways on Arbor Day this April 27th.

This holiday, which originated in the Spanish village of Mondoñedo in the sixteenth century, was first celebrated in the United States on April 10, 1872. J. Sterling Morton, a Nebraska newspaper editor who served as President Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of Architecture, spearheaded the effort in Nebraska City, and an estimated one million trees were planted in the state of Nebraska that day. Since then, the holiday has become more widely celebrated both nationally and internationally, and serves as not only an effective annual effort, but also as a solid reminder of the role that humans play in the health of our planet.

Arbor Day is of particular importance to KORBEL because of the location of the KORBEL Champagne Cellars in Sonoma County, California. While Sonoma County is famous for its winemaking culture, it is also well known for being the home of many of California’s most majestic redwoods. Visitors to the KORBEL grounds are greeted by the striking site of these trees on their journey.

In light of KORBEL’s close ties with the land of Sonoma County, raise a glass of your favorite KORBEL varietal this Arbor Day and toast to the preservation of the redwoods of California, and to the care of all the trees of the world!