Corley Timeline

1969 Jay Corley first comes to Napa Valley in search of land to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
1970 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS founded with purchase of 80 acres of land to plant to grapes in Oak Knoll District
1971 MAIN ESTATE first planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 
1970's Professional farmers selling to the likes of Bouchaine, Christian Brothers, Far Niente, Grgich Hills, Lewis, Mumm, Schramsberg, Swanson, Sequoia Grove, Twomey, Vichon
1980 Our first crush - MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Estate Grown Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
1982 Completion of winery building
1982 Established ELHERS LANE/MANKER/YEWELL VINEYARD in St Helena
1982 Established STATE LANE VINEYARD in Yountville
1982 1st vintages for CORLEY RESERVE Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and CHATEAU M
1983 1st vintage MONTREAUX Brut Sparkling Wine
1984 Completion of Jefferson House
1984 Established KNOLLWOOD VINEYARD in Oak Knoll District
1984 1st vintage of MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Estate Grown Pinot Noir
1987 Established TIETJEN VINEYARD in Rutherford
1987 Kevin Corley joins management team full time
1989 1st vintage TIETJEN VINEYARD Cabernet Sauvignon
1989 Chris Corley joins winemaking team full time
1990's Replanting of all vineyards begin due to phyloxerra
1991 Kevin Corley appointed Winegrower
1993 1st vintage CORLEY RESERVE Pinot Noir
1996 Jay Corley retires
1997 Stephen Corley joins management team full time as Director of Wine Sales
1999 1st vintage CORLEY Proprietary Red Wine
2002 Chris Corley appointed Winemaker
2003 1st Vintage MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Estate Grown Cabernet Franc
2004 1st Vintage MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Estate Grown Syrah
2004 1st Vintage STATE LANE VINEYARD Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 1st Vintage YEWELL VINEYARD Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Kevin, Chris and Stephen pay TRIBUTE to Jay Corley, our Father, for his vision, dedication, perseverance and gentlemanly nature on the ‘eve’ of Monticello Vineyards 40th harvest
2012 MAIN ESTATE and KNOLLWOOD VINEYARD replanting