- WHY 100% CORK? -

That natural cork in your wine bottle does more than just preserve the quality and character of your wine. It preserves old-growth cork oak forests and a centuries-long way of life through sustainable harvesting of the bark, and helps preserve the planet by naturally absorbing carbon, the greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.

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Recent News

Wine cork makers seek to put a stop to declining sales

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By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times | Posted: Sunday, December 7, 2014 The world’s wine cork producers want you to know they’re sorry. Two hundred fifty years of market dominance may have left a whiff of complacency. They didn’t always listen to your gripes about cork taint — that awkward moment when you pop open your prized cabernet and it smells ... Read More »

American Consumers: We Want Cork

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By Snooth Editorial | November 17, 2014 The United States’ penchant for the real McCork is growing. According to a recent release by the California-based Cork Quality Council (CQC) in which the group analyzes statistics from Vinostat and Nielsen Tracking Surveys, American wine producers and wine drinkers are seeing a steady increase in the number or purchases of premium bottles ... Read More »

92% of Gold Medal Winning Wines at Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sealed with Cork

Selby Winery 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Selby Winery’s Cork-Finished 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Selected as the Sweepstake’s-Winning White Wine LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2014 – 100% Cork (www.100percentcork.org) said today that the results from the recently-concluded Sonoma County Harvest Fair further validate cork’s advantages over alternative stoppers, when it comes to what is best for wine. This year’s competition included over 1,000 wines made from Sonoma County grapes. ... Read More »

This holiday, we’re popping the question: why do people overwhelmingly prefer wines with natural cork? Especially during the gift-giving season, wine lovers naturally recognize that real cork is one sure sign of quality and an authentic signature of the winemaker’s art.

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Holiday Featured Wineries

Bogle Vineyards

Bogle Chard-NV

The History of the Bogle Label There is a story everywhere, and there is indeed a story behind the foil pheasant icon now perched subtly atop Bogle’s labels. When Warren Bogle and his son Chris first decided to bottle the family’s wine, they wanted a label that artistically depicted the unique river region where the vines were planted.Living on Bogle’s ... Read More »

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

2012 Diamond Claret. Coppola

For more than thirty years, we have been committed to environmentally responsible business practices. It’s been our goal to minimize our impact on the environment by seeking out innovative ways to produce and package our goods. At Francis Ford Coppola Winery, all 24 planted acres are sustainably farmed and part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program. We try to purchase fruit ... Read More »

Grgich Hills Estate

Grgich Hills Estate Wines

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judges were shocked: ... Read More »

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery was founded in 1972 by Tom and Sally Jordan, who first purchased land in 1972 with the dream of planting a vineyard. The Jordan chateau, which overlooks 1,400 acres of hills and vineyards with three quarters of the land dedicated to natural habitat, was designed by the architecture firm Backen, Arrigoni & Ross and was completed ... Read More »

Rutherford Wine Company

100 Percent Cork Featured Winery Rutherford Wine Company

Rutherford Wine Company is family-owned and managed with a portfolio of wines representing the rich diversity of California’s outstanding appellations. Today, the portfolio includes Rutherford Ranch Winery (Napa Valley), Scott Family Estate (Arroyo Seco), Predator (Lodi), Silver Buckle (Central Coast/Lodi), and California appellation wines Lander-Jenkins Vineyards, , Rhiannon, Round Hill. Uncompromising and ecologically far-sighted viticulture is an ethical imperative for ... Read More »

Artificial plastic wine stoppers or screw caps consume fossil fuels, and use at least five times more energy per ton to produce, before millions of them end up in our landfills and oceans. It may seem like a little thing, but demanding natural cork in your wine stopper is something we can all do.

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