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About Us

About Us

Welcome to California Corks and thank you for dropping in!

Who, or what is California Corks? Back in 2009, while visiting several wineries in Livermore, I decided to start blogging about wine.  I've always been a wine enthusiast and had been intending to write a wine blog for some time (but you know how life is).  While visiting wineries all over the State I discovered so much more than just a list of wines. I noticed that each winery had it's own personality.  I wanted to let wine lovers know exactly what to expect when they visited a winery.  In order to write my blogs I had to ask a lot of questions such as:

  • What made the owners decide to become winemakers?
  • Is the winery family friendly?
  • Are they pet friendly?
  • Are there picnic areas?
  • What varietals does the winery produce?
  • What do they consider their specialty?
  • Do they have a tasting room?
  • Is there a restaurant?
  • Gift shop?
  • How long have they been in the business?
  • Do they offer discounts?
  • ... and much more

I started putting all these details into my notes and, ultimately, into this directory.  The description on each winery is hand crafted.  I've tried to include as many details as possible to help visitors know what to expect.  In some cases the descriptions are a bit sparse (if there is little data available), whereas in other cases you will find abundant details.  This is especially true if I have had the chance to visit the winery personally or speak with the owners or winemakers.

My goal in building this wine directory has always been to help wine lovers get the most out of their visit to any California winery.  I want you to get to know the owners and to find that special little winery that has the exact wine and experience you have been looking for.

Please enjoy our directory.  Explore and find that new favorite winery, or locate several that you plan to visit. Sign-up for our free Newsletter!  We are always discovering new things about California wines and we want to share them with you.  Or, become a Member and open up even more experiences and savings.

We truly appreciate your interest in California wines and wineries.  Thanks again for dropping by.


John L. Krause, Jr./ Founder