Jay Corley came to Napa Valley in 1969, seeking land to plant an estate vineyard. Over forty years later, Corley Family Napa Valley wines is proudly family-owned and operated by Jay’s sons, Kevin, Chris and Stephen Corley. We are a small winery producing approximately 15,000 cases of wine annually and have come to be known as one of the best wineries in Napa, operating under our MONTICELLO VINEYARDS and CORLEY wine brands.
When Jay Corley began searching for the sites he wanted to grow wine, he recognized that the best wines in the country were grown in Napa Valley. His personal passion for Burgundian-style wines led him to plant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in what is now known as the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley in 1970.
We believe that great wine is made in the vineyard. At the hands of our winemaker Chris Corley, we are dedicated to ownership of the most desirable land for our grapes. Among the best wineries in Napa sits our Estate vineyards in Oak Knoll, with premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from warmer regions across Napa Valley.
Kevin Corley presides as both President of the company, as well as our dedicated winegrower. We have grown from humble beginnings to now farming five vineyards in the Napa Valley. Our Monticello Estate and Knollwood Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District is planted to Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah varietals. Our State Lane Vineyard in Yountville, Tietjen Vineyard on Niebaum Lane in Rutherford and Yewell Vineyard on Ehlers Lane in St. Helena are each planted to premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
We value authentic and reliable relationships within our family, with our customers, and as dedicated members of our community. Stephen Corley is our Director of Wine Sales, and responsible for getting the best of our wines into the hands of our customers from our tasting room to across the country.
We are confident that you will enjoy our wines and invite you to share
them with friends and family as we so proudly do.
"Very few things in life are both of the moment and timeless; every time you open a Corley wine, you rediscover the original experience but with more understanding than before.”
We are very proud to be a family-owned and managed winery and vineyard company. Jay Corley, our founder, came to Napa Valley in 1969 seeking land to plant and grow an estate vineyard. Today, sons Kevin, Chris, Stephen, and Kent manage the business: Kevin is our Winegrower and President, Chris is our Winemaker, Stephen is our Director of Sales, Marketing, and Hospitality and Kent leads special projects. We are a small family founded, family run estate winery producing wines designated MONTICELLO VINEYARDS, CORLEY, and MONTREAUX.
To enrich life with every wine we make.
Monticello Vineyards is a family company dedicated to making wines that enrich life and express the individuality of our Napa Valley estate vineyards. Our Jefferson House, which is the central element in our logo, symbolizes the gracious and familial hospitality we extend to every employee and to every guest and sets the quality standard which future generations should aspire to preserve and enhance.
People, Relationships, Persistence & Determination
People are the foundation of our company. We value an inclusive and secure workplace in which mutual respect, collaboration, and integrity are the driving principles.
Relationships are the bonds that unite us. We value authentic and reliable relationships among ourselves, our customers, and in our community.
Persistence and Determination, above talent and genius, drive our business onward in times of strength or weakness. We value an environment in which everyone is motivated to always Press On and find a way to success.