Korbel Toasts Fabulous Friendships With Fifth Annual Contest

Win the Ultimate Girls Getaway to Korbel by Sharing Toast about Best Friends

Feb 28, 2013, 06:00 ET from Korbel

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Korbel California Champagne has been a part of celebrations large and small for more than 130 years and now Korbel is giving girlfriends the chance to win the trip of a lifetime. Women are encouraged to submit a toast about their friendships explaining why their group of friends should be chosen to win the ultimate girls getaway to the Korbel Winery in Sonoma County, Calif.

From March 1 through April 30, women nationwide (where legal) may enter the Korbel Mimosa Girls Getaway online contest at www.korbelgirlsgetaway.com. Pictures are worth a thousand words so entrants are also encouraged to upload a photo to accompany their toast. The best "Girlfriend Toast" winner and her five friends will win a trip to the Korbel Winery for the ultimate girl's wine country getaway complete with airfare and accommodations for four days of VIP treatment including a vineyard and winery tour, meals prepared by the winery's private chef and poolside spa treatments.

"We think there's no one better to share the ultimate trip to wine country with than your closest girlfriends," commented Gary Heck, owner and president of Korbel Champagne Cellars. "Korbel is raising a glass to the special relationships women share with one another."

Last year's winner, Meghan McConnell, whose submission talked of the late night phone calls and early morning wake up calls during the 12 months her boyfriend was deployed in Afghanistan, was joined by five of her friends on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.  McConnell was able to share the pampering getaway with the special friends who know just what to say and share a bond like no other.  

Between juggling work, children, school and all the many things that make up the life of a busy woman, there are a few destinations that make for a perfect girls getaway for any occasion. From locations ideal for spa visits and relaxation to those perfect for dancing all night and enjoying a cocktail by the beach, 10 spots stand out as the best trips to take with friends.

Our Top 10 U.S. Girls Getaway Destinations:

1. Sonoma County (Top notch wine, cuisine and all things al fresco)
2. Las Vegas (Relaxing poolside, shopping and clubs for the night owls)
3. Charleston (Food, museums, southern hospitality)
4. Nashville (Live music and dancing the night away)
5. Denver (For the girls who love the outdoors and so much more)
6. Chicago (Fans of sports, history and a low-key vibe love this destination)
7. Miami (Beaches and a little VIP treatment)
8. Santa Fe (Great for a relaxing getaway of spas and sightseeing)
9. New York City (Shopping and Broadway!)
10. Portland (A foodie paradise!)

Korbel, which is nestled in Sonoma County, is the ultimate girls getaway destination as it is steeped in history, surrounded by beautiful gardens and majestic redwoods and offers award-winning tours, ending in its first-class tasting room, gift shop and top-rated delicatessen. 

Established in 1882, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States' most popular methode champenoise champagne. Owned and managed by the Heck family since 1954, Korbel currently makes 11 champagnes and a small amount of still wine. In a separate facility, Korbel also produces one of the country's most respected brandies.

Celebrate responsibly.