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 truly unique glimpse inside a small, family-owned working winery the next time you are in the Napa Valley.
Late fall rains encouraged the cover-crop and mustard to sprint out of the blocks, and warm sunny winter days sent them flying. The mustard has never been more rambunctious. The covercrop is nearly as tall as the vines, and has been busy fixing nitrogen to nourish the plants all season. Crisp, clear days punctuate the winter storms, making this one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. We’re busy pruning the vines to give them a balanced start as they break bud next month. As we move into March, we will be mowing the cover-crop in anticipation of the frost season.
We are honored that Cathy Corison has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional!
We are thrilled to release the inaugural vintage of our vineyard-designated Sunbasket Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon! Recently, Cathy and William had the great good fortune to purchase one of the vineyards they have sourced for nearly 30 years. It has always been one of Cathy's favorites. They named it Sunbasket Vineyard in honor of André Tchelistcheff, who originally planted it during his days at Beaulieu Vineyards. Cathy recalls him referring to this little corner of the world as a "Sunbasket."