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April 4, 2020 | KORi Wines

Anniversary "Party" Promo

As we sadly can't be open for our anniversary weekend for the Carmel tasting room we decided to have an amazing sale through 4/12.  You can take home the current "flight" of all 6 weeks and save over 25% or stock up on mix & match of your favorites.  Local delivery is on us & shipping is $1 for all 3+ bottle orders. 

Time Posted: Apr 4, 2020 at 2:40 PM
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March 24, 2020 | KORi Wines

Cooking with Wine

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Soup

A family favorite that keeps well and frankly gets better over time: rosemary lemon chicken orzo soup!  All simple ingredientssome may not be familiar with the orzo which is just pasta that looks like rice.  The amounts and directions below are based on a large stockpot or a 5-7qt Dutch oven - you can adjust as needed.


  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 1-2lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4-5 carrots (sliced)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 3-4 celery stalks (sliced)
  • 4-5 mushrooms (sliced)
  • 5-8 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta 
  • Bay leaves
  • Dried thyme
  • Garlic powder
  • Dry, white wine
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Cilantro 


  1. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in the pot on medium heat and season the cut into chunks chicken thighs with salt & pepper.   Brown the chicken for a few minutes on each side, until golden, then set aside.
  2. Add a bit more oil to the pot along with the garlic, onion, celery, carrots & mushrooms.  Cook and stir occasionallyfor 4-5 minutes.  Add 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and cook for another minute.
  3. Add in chicken stock*, 1 cup of white wine, 1 cup water & 2 bay leaves.  Bring pot to a boil. *With unsalted chicken stock you can then add additional salt & pepper to taste here.  Usually a few pinches of coarse sea salt is a good start.  
  4. Stir in orzo, 2 sprigs of rosemary & chicken and simmer for 11-13 minutes until orzo is tender.  About halfway through taste the broth and salt & pepper again to taste to give the seasoning a few more minutes to fill out.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro.

The soup keeps very well and frankly is even tastier on the second or third day after re-heating.  For wines we use our 2019 Pinot Blanc from Arroyo Seco or if you want to get crazy the 2018 Highlands Ranch SLH sparkling blanc de blancs.  Either wine is a great pairing with the soup or try one with lunch and one with dinner! 

Time Posted: Mar 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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March 21, 2020 | KORi Wines

Our Current Update - COVID 19

Hi Friends,

What a week it has been since we sent out a rosy spring email.  Given how fast things changed over last week we thought it best to let the dust settle and then reach out with a new update.

The Carmel tasting room is currently closed through April 8th and will update and evaluate accordingly given the shelter-in-place orders.   We are offering free local delivery on the Monterey Peninsula and in Carmel Valley & Salinas Valley.  We are also offering $1 shipping on all orders of 3 or more bottles.  Let's keep Celine & Ashley busy while we are closed to the public! 

We were so excited to have a 1 year tasting room anniversary party on the 4th but sadly that will have to be postponed.  But, we are now offering an updated last-of-vintage sale for the estate 2014 KW Ranch SLH Pinot Noir ($49).  If you guy 3 or more bottles we'll give you 10% off, if you buy 9 or more bottles we'll give you 20% off.  The 2014 is in its prime time drinking window right now and was a crowd favorite last month at the World of Pinot -- it still has a few years left in the cellar as well.  If you have any issues with the discounts or shipping while ordering online just shoot us an email. (Club KorK members recieve the quantity discount OR their club discount, whichever is greater.) 

We're all in this together,

Kori, Kirk & Justin

Time Posted: Mar 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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January 21, 2020 | KORi Wines

Upcoming Events

UPDATE: The Winery Reflections event is canceled & the final call on the SLH Gala has not been made but we imagine it will probably be postponed. 

Find us pouring at some upcoming events.

At the SF Wine Chronicle Competition we will have our Double Gold Syrah & Pinot Noir and some current releases.  Fans of Pinot (and some Chardonnay) will find us pouring Saturday at the World of Pinot at the Bacara in Santa Barbara. Last year Winery Reflections had their first pop-up tasting at the O'Cairns in Lompoc and we'll be back for that.  Save the date once again for the annual SLH Gala that will be held on May 16th.

Tickets are required for all but Winery Reflections. 

We will also be at Pigs, Pinot & More 10 year anniversary event on Feb 29th at Jet West!

Time Posted: Jan 21, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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December 27, 2019 | KORi Wines

New Year, New Wines

As we begin to ring in the new year we are excited in 2020 we will be releasing our first ever Pinot Blanc (Arroyo Seco) & Cabernet Sauvigon (Alexander Valley) in addition to adding back a still, estate Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands).  In addition to those, 2020 will also include the releases of new vintages of Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Rosé, Pinot Noir & blanc de blancs. 

Time Posted: Dec 27, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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December 22, 2019 | KORi Wines

Blanc de Blancs

Our 2018 Highlands Ranch SLH sparkling blanc de blancs ($45) is officially released and available on the tasting room flight.  Bright acidity, lots of citrus, some apples and a zingy minerality. Dosage of 6g/l. It is made exclusively from chardonnay grown at our family owned Highlands Ranch sitting along River Road about a mile & half south of KW Ranch and across from Tondre Grapefield. 

Time Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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December 6, 2019 | KORi Wines

Operation Give Back & Get a Free Flight

Stop by the tasting room until we close for Christmas on 12/24 and get a free tasting flight when you donate to our Operation Give Back box. 


Time Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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November 29, 2019 | KORi Wines

Black Friday + Cyber Monday Week

Black Friday + Cyber Monday Savings Spectacular

Friday 11/29 - Monday 12/2 we will be adding an extra pour to our current tasting flight of 5 wines.  Our SF International Wine Competition gold medal 2017 KW Ranch SLH Pinot Noir will be added to the flight for the weekend only as a special pour.

Friday 11/29 to Friday 12/6 the more you buy the more you save. Buy 3-5 bottles @ 5%, 6-8 bottles @ 10%, 9-11 bottles @ 15% and 12+ bottles @ 20% discounts in the tasting room or online.

Shipping until 12/6 will be flat rates of $1 for California and $5 for any non-CA state we ship to on orders of 3+ bottles. 

Time Posted: Nov 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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November 17, 2019 | KORi Wines

Vineyard Holiday Party & Sparkling Release

Join us on December 14th!  Purchase tickets by clicking here.

Time Posted: Nov 17, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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November 12, 2019 | KORi Wines

Save the Date!

Save the date! December 14th we will have having a Holiday Party adjacent to our KW Ranch Vineyard.  More info coming this week!

Time Posted: Nov 12, 2019 at 12:50 PM