Charbay is authentic, as charming as the classic tiny wineries you find on the back roads of Europe. Here is a true artisan family run winery-distillery that ferments & distills small releases of wonderful wines, ports, brandies, spirits & more.
The Karakasevic family carries on the heritage of 12 generations. Miles, who was born & trained in Europe, is one of the few Master Distillers in America with a European distilling background. In 1983, Miles & Susan Karakasevic started Charbay to establish a quality & style that most winemakers/distillers only dream of. Marko, their son, is generation 13 to carry on the family heritage.
When you visit, you'll step into the world of independent artisan winemaking & distilling. Stand beside the family's Alambic Brandy Stills on Spring Mountain and hear the story of distilling as they share their adventures, knowledge and enthusiasm.
"We make our wines & spirits as they are meant to taste and ready for you to enjoy," Miles will tell you. Taste one, two, by the third, you’ll know the Charbay style: distinct aroma, good body & long follow through.
As distillers, Miles and Marko have been recognized as early pioneers in the modern American artisan distillery movement & as top innovators. In 1998 they launched their flavored vodka series made with whole fresh fruit & started the international flavored vodka craze.
Some only know their vodkas. Come discover Charbay wines, ports & more. Taste the unexpected (A Pomegranate port?).