Winegrower Cathy Corison produces artisanal, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that speaks of place, sourcing great benchland vineyards between Rutherford and St. Helena. We invite you to experience a unique glimpse inside a small, family-owned working winery the next time you are in the Napa Valley.
Grapes on 48 year-old Kronos vine
3 September 2019
Harvest is almost here! Cathy walks the vineyards daily, checking for ripeness and monitoring the vines. She looks at many components, including flavor, aromatics, acidity, sugar level, and color, in making her picking decision. Watching the weather forecast like a hawk, and with forecasted days in the low 90’s and nights in the 50’s, Cathy’s getting very excited about the quality of the vintage. In the cellar, the crew is pulling out and washing all of the crush equipment.
Big news - we have started to re-roof the winery, and are pending permits to install cutting-edge photovoltaic glass panels. William helped design these panels, working with a company in Barcelona, Spain. The glass will be tinted the green color of the roof, and will allow us to run the winery on solar power without the usual unsightly panels. We expect there to be considerable buzz around this new technology!
Cathy Corison is honored to be nominated again for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Producer!
It’s an exciting time to visit the winery. Take a walk in the vineyards to monitor the grapes as they finish ripening, then grab a seat in the barrel room to taste some Cabernets while watching us prepare to welcome vintage 2019. Grapes will start rolling in soon.
Join us for our Corison Library Tasting, featuring the 2016 and 2015 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, the 2014 Corison Sunbasket Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2013 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
Or select our Collectors Vertical Tasting, which “offers Cabernet lovers a rare opportunity to taste wines from across the span of four decades.” (Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes.com, Visiting Napa: Where to Drink Wine and Stay Right Now ) This tasting is an in-depth exploration of vintage and terroir. Call or email to make your appointment.