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.
We have finally replanted the two acres of Kronos Vineyard in front of the winery. It had been languishing for decades, growing on AXR1 rootstock, which is susceptible to Phylloxera, a root louse that causes vine decline and ultimate death.
In May of 2019, we planted St. George dormant rootings and they grew vigorously all year. This May, we field-grafted the vines to Clone 2 Cabernet Sauvignon. At the same time, we are re-developing a 4-acre extension of Sunbasket Vineyard. It has been a delight to watch the new grafts take hold (with a 99% success rate!) and race up the stake. We are spending this summer training the new vines, establishing the cordon structure. Next year a few grapes?
Cathy Corison is a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Producer, for the third year in a row! It’s such an honor. To celebrate, we are highlighting the 2016 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Cathy’s 30th vintage from a near-perfect season.
Our tasting room is open and we look forward to seeing you – make your reservation today! As a tiny, family-run winery, we currently are hosting individual groups outside. We have added a few important changes to our usual routines to comply with all new health regulations. Your visit will be a highlight of your next trip to the Napa Valley!