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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.

Sheep grazing in Kronos Vineyard in front of the Palm House

In The Vineyard

We just had a flock of sheep spend several days in Kronos Vineyard, mowing the covercrop and leaving a myriad of nutrient-rich pellets behind! In addition to the obvious nutritional benefits for our soil, grazing sheep protects our crop from cold spring weather. We are approaching budbreak, and freezing temperatures can harm the tender new shoots. By letting the cold air flow down and out of the vineyard, we get several degrees of frost protection. Sheep allow us to get into the wet vineyards earlier than we could with a tractor, reducing soil compaction and our carbon footprint. We are so pleased to see many of our neighbors also grazing sheep.

Six Winemakers Who Value Originality

Eric Asimov, The New York Times wine critic, includes Cathy Corison in his article, How the Most Delicious Wines Stay True to Themselves. He highlights “six producers who make glorious wines by following their own muse…The Corison wines are both of a time, and timeless.”

“My favorite wine producers look inward, not outward. They ask themselves, ‘How can I do my utmost to convey the character of this particular patch of earth?’ And they often conclude: ‘I’m going to make the wines that I like to drink. If nobody buys them, I’ll drink them myself.’”

Sunbasket & Kronos
Release Party

Saturday, April 20th
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us for an unforgettable
celebration at the winery this spring
to celebrate the release of the 2020
Corison Sunbasket Vineyard Cabernet
Sauvignon and the 2020 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, our 25th anniversary vintage from Kronos!

Enjoy horizontal tastings of
our 2020 and 2015 Cabernets,
accompanied by tasty bites and
live music. We will open a few gems
from the library as well.

Don’t miss this special gathering,
with beautiful wine and great company!
All wines poured will be available for
purchase at the party.