- 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

Survey Says: American Wine Drinkers Prefer Cork

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In order to better understand the attitudes and purchasing behaviors of American wine consumers toward wine closures, the Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) and the California-based Cork Quality Council conducted a joint study performed by U.S. wine market research company, Wine Opinions. Among many findings, the survey revealed that American wine drinkers prefer cork closures. In addition to an overwhelming preference ... Read More »

The World’s Largest Cork Tree

Whistler Tree

from the Cork Quality Council Named for the countless songbirds that occupy its dense canopy – the Whistler Tree is the most productive cork oak on record. The Whistler Tree grows in the Alentejo region of Portugal and is over 230 years old. It has been producing the finest quality wine corks every nine years since 1820. This year’s harvest ... 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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Featured Wineries + Partners

Bogle Vineyards

Bogle Vineyards

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Grgich Hills Estate

Grgich Hills Estate