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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.


Pruning with SimonitRodolfo and Manuel pruning with Marco Simonit

In The Vineyard

We finished pruning Kronos and Sunbasket Vineyards last week. It was our second year working with Simonit & Sirch, Italian pruning consultants. We have learned so much from them, always with an eye toward the longevity of our vines. Their pruning honors the vascular system of the vine avoiding excessive dead wood and fungal disease pressure. Due to the cold, rainy winter, bud-break is at least a couple weeks late. I expect we’ll see shoots in early April. That is welcome, as is lowers our risk of frost at budbreak and moves the ripening season later into the summer/fall, with better odds of avoiding extreme heat. The epic, historic rains are just what we need; we’re heading into the growing season with a full soil reservoir.

In the winery we’ll be racking the lovely 2018’s soon and getting the 2017’s ready for bottling in June. The 2018’s are very exciting. Reflecting the very cool ripening season, the wines are inky and complex - and plentiful, for a change. We are about to release the 2015 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, our 20th anniversary vintage! As it was a tiny vintage, it is only available to our club members - join now to receive some.

Wine Club


James Beard Award Finalist

Cathy Corison is honored to be nominated again for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Producer!

Kronos 20th Anniversary

Kronos 20th Anniversary Party

Help us celebrate our 20th vintage of Kronos to market - the 2015 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon! Sold-out upon release to club, this is a rare opportunity to taste this wine. We will be pouring the 2015 from magnum, alongside a horizontal tasting of our current release Cabernets.

We will also be pouring a selection of Kronos Vineyard Cabernets from magnums and 3-liter bottles.

1996 Kronos from Magnum (1st vintage!)
1998 Kronos from Magnum
2000 Kronos from 3L
2002 Kronos from Magnum
2005 Kronos from Magnum
2012 Kronos from Magnum

There will be special pricing on all large format bottles on the day of the party. Enjoy live Music by Twang Ditty and delicious food by Oak Avenue Catering. Tickets are $125; $75 for wine club members and their guests. For reservations, call 707.963.0826 or email