Gary Heck, Korbel’s owner, president and chairman, explains that the company first dipped its toe in the PET packaging pool about five years ago by converting its 50ml airline mini size. In turn, that positive experience fueled a mid-2004 conversion of the 200, 375 and 750 ml sizes.
Heck says, “We wanted to test the PET bottle and we found no difference in sales. There was no loss and no image problem. Additionally, the PET was easier to bottle and the lighter weight was a major factor”.