It was 13 vintages ago that a group of Mendocino County winemakers joined together and came up with a unique idea to create an ultra-premium wine blend that would showcase the heritage varietal of Mendocino County, Zinfandel. The christened label and blend known as “Coro,” named and inspired from the Latin root for “chorus” is the first wine of its kind to set blending and aging parameters for a wine distinctive to its region in the United States, bringing together the best of Mendocino County grapes and wine.
The wineries participating include Barra of Mendocino, Brutocao Family Vineyards, DNA Vineyards, Clos du Bois, Graziano Family of Wines, Greenwood Ridge, Golden Vineyards, Jaxon Keys, McFadden, Parducci and Testa. Join us for nibbles and a taste of these extraordinary wines.
Round out those robust flavors with tasty bites using Mendocino County resources: locally caught salmon, Roundman lamb sausages and more! Pork terrine served on dark rye; lamb sausage bites with grilled onions and peppers; pork rice balls; salmon cubes with toasted wild fennel seeds from the Mendocino coast; Buffalo cauliflower “wings” with blue cheese dip; grilled zucchini and feta toasts.
As a final test, the Coro wines must pass a review by a panel of winemakers in four blind tastings before the wine is accepted and certified to carry the Coro Mendocino label. Once certified, each Coro wine is bottled in a uniform bottle, label and marked with the Coro seal. These are the only wines in the USA and, we believe, the world that adhere to such stringent quality rules.