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The Team
A partnership, since 2007, between grower Kirk Williams and step-daughter Kori Violini, KORi Wine is firmly rooted in its sense of family and place. It is a pure, delicious expression of the SL Highlands’ character and terroir coupled with the expertise of winemaker Sabrine Rodems since 2010.

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Santa Lucia Highlands
To grow great grapes “place” matters. The Santa Lucia Highlands is one of the most famous Pinot growing districts this side of Burgundy. Here the winds off Monterey Bay, cool climate, perfect soils, and long growing season allow for the KW Ranch Vineyard to produce KORi Pinot Noir & the Highlands Vineyard fantastic Chardonnay.

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KW Ranch & Highlands Vineyards
The KW Ranch & Highlands vineyards occupy 14 & 36 terraced acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation.The “KW” is one of the most respected vineyards in the SLH, selling grapes to several well-known vintners like Wrath, Scratch, Morgan & Eno wineries. The vineyards are perfectly situated in the heart of the SLH, surrounded by many well-known estates including Garys’ Vineyard, Sleepy Hollow, and Rosella’s.

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Wines
KORi Wines are made in limited quantities. Less than 300 cases were produced of the exceptional 2010 vintage (94 points by Wine Enthusiast) & 2011 vintages of Pinot Noir combined.  Current 2013-14 of Pinot Noir and 2013 Chardonnay are still available.  Stay tuned on our email list for updates on the upcoming wines for 2018, our wine club and tasting room. Buy Now!