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Like a lot of grand adventures, the Cornerstone story starts with a conversation between friends over a glass of wine. The result was Cornerstone Cellars, and three decades later, we’re making wines with constancy and classic varietal attributes that manage to be distinctively approachable (and delicious). Our DNA combines old school Napa Valley ease with a welcoming Southern approach to entertaining, and the result is classic Napa wines that make any table and any dinner a little more welcoming and celebratory.
When was Cornerstone Cellars Founded?
Our first vintage was 1991. Dr. Michael Dragutsky, our founder, purchased a few tons of Cabernet Sauvignon from Randy Dunn’s Howell Mountain vineyards. 30 years later and led by Winemaker and General Manager Kari Auringer, we still produce our flagship wine from Howell Mountain as well as many other acclaimed AVA’s.
How much wine does Cornerstone Cellars produce?
Cornerstone Cellars is a classic boutique winery producing limited quantities – sometimes as little as 100 cases – of our wines.
Are your wines widely available?
As a smaller producer we try to distribute a portion of our wines in select markets nationwide, however most of our wine is acquired through either our tasting room, mailing list, wine club or our online store.
Are your wines organic?
The vineyards we choose to work with are farmed organically and sustainably.