Every winter, Charbay selects tree-ripened Blood Oranges from California to shred and extract in their distillery. What you taste is 100% real, freshly picked blood orange - as if you are biting into the whole fruit.
For 34 years, Charbay has been producing small releases of handcrafted spirits, wines, ports, aperitifs & liqueurs in Northern California.
Our family is committed to offering the finest spirits made in the true spirit of American creativity while grounded in 13 generations of old world European knowledge. Founder, Milorad (Miles) Karakasevic, traces his family winemaking & distilling heritage over 250 years to 1751 in former-Yugoslavia. After receiving both formal and classical apprenticeship training, Miles arrived in North America at the age of 21. Through the years, he and our family have created an American legacy of consistent quality... and consistent surprises.
No other family in the United States hand produces the scope of handcrafted wines & spirits than that of Charbay. Our family promises to carry on the tradition of the finest quality of artisan wines & spirits, always pushing the creative edge and accenting the ingredients we work with. We hope you enjoy the Charbay story and will stay in touch for years to come.
Though Vodka aspires to be an odorless and tasteless spirit on its own, this aspect (somewhat ironically) makes it the perfect base for flavored spirits, as there aren’t any other flavors or aromas to compete with those being added. While some premium producers steep their Vodkas with actual fruit, extracts and concentrates are most commonly used to achieve a desired flavor.