In 1991 Mike Dragutsky was touched by the dream to make great wine and founded Cornerstone Cellars. In 1979 Craig Camp gave up his career in journalism to tell the story that flows from the vine to the glass. In 1997 Jeff Keene escaped from the confines of the research laboratory to let his creativity flow in the winery. In 2008 they joined forces to intertwine their talents and vision and Cornerstone Cellars was reborn in the Napa Valley and Oregon's Willamette Valley.
In late 2007 Dragutsky and Camp began the drive to make wines at Cornerstone Cellars that are defined by their elegance, dedication to terroir, appropriate alcohol levels and that are crafted to enhance meals. They recruited Keene to join as winemaker as they knew he shared their vision of balanced wines, driven by acidity and freshness. Today's Cornerstone Cellars style combines Camp's European wine background, starting as an importer of Burgundy, Bordeaux then by three years working at wineries in Italy, with New Zealander Keene's cool climate background, both in his native country's vineyards and at Haven's Wine Cellars here in Napa. Their passion for balance combined with the entrepreneurial spirit of founder Dragutsky define the vision of Cornerstone Cellars as defined in their mission statement:
Vintage, Vineyard and Variety
"Excellence is never enough, we have to go beyond and establish an ever higher goal each vintage. Our goal is to craft wines that are not only exceptional, but memorable. Each of our wines expresses the essence of vineyard, variety and vintage, which combine each harvest to create something never to be exactly repeated."
We invite you to taste our wines: In Yountville - 6505 Washington St. across from the Post Office and just steps from The French Laundry, Bouchon, Ad Hoc, Bottega, Bistro Jeanty and Redd. Call 707-945-0388 for more information. Starting January 1, 2014, we're open every day from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fresh, fun and welcoming our tasting room is located just steps from The French Laundry, Bouchon, Bottega, Bistro Jeanty, Ad Hoc and Redd.Music in Tasting Room: Jazz
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Come visit us during Taste of Yountville. This is a town-wide block party in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample local favorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street. (details)
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Join us as we unveil our newest addition to our portfolio - our 2012 Chenin Blanc! There will be great wine, tasty appetizers from chef Gerry Castro and live music from Ricky Alan Ray. (details)
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join Cornerstone Cellars's wine club, visit their website or call them at 707.945.0388.
Nothing is more important to us at Cornerstone than our direct relationship with those that drink our wines. In order to offer our customers guaranteed allocations of our limited production and the best possible prices we have created a range of wine clubs. Each of these clubs is designed to bring our members a unique level of customer service and privileges.
For complete information visit our website www.cornerstonecellars.com or call 707-945-0388.
The Cornerstone Case Club: Three Shipments per year. One case each of Cornerstone Napa and Howell Mountain Cabernet, six bottles of The Cornerstone and six bottles of Cornerstone Oregon Pinot Noir.
Cornerstone Collectors: Two shipments per year of six bottles each containing a full range of our Cornerstone releases.
Choice Club: Get the ultimate choice and flexibility with this club level. Choice members enjoy the flexibility of custom-choosing the wines and quantities in their club shipments. A default shipment of four bottles of select Cornerstone and Stepping Stone wines will be available for those who do not wish to customize their shipments in any particular month.
Connoisseur Club: Four shipments a year containing a full range of our Cornerstone and Stepping Stone wine labels. The perfect club for those wanting to taste a broad range of wines that are both ready to enjoy or worthy of long term aging.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
Complimentary tasting for 2 & 10% off wine purchases!
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: October - 2015
Appellation: Napa Valley
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
The Wine Spectrum
Santa Rosa CA