COR is also a root word for all the Latin and Romance words for heart and body. We love wine because it is the perfect expression of the human condition; the fruit of the landscape producing not just food but an elixir which is delicious, healthful, expressive and with the potential for pain. Wine is the perfect mix of agriculture, art and science – the things that set us aside as a species and speak to our evolution on this earth.
We sit at the crossroads of eastern and western Washington, where a sub-alpine climate peers out into the desert. COR wines hail from our backyard: Eastern Washington. These wines are made with a gentle hand, highlighting site and producing a lighter style. They are therefore intriguing companions for food. We are social animals, and feel that some of life’s greatest experiences include sharing memorable wine and food around the table with your friends.
Sourced exclusively from the Columbia Gorge AVA, these limited bottlings showcase the vibrant and broad landscape that we call home. Each bottling celebrates our neighborhood vineyards and mirrors the youthful vibrance of the Gorge. What started as a project with traditional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay has quickly grown into some of the most fun and experimental offerings from our cellar. From the bombastic Sauvignon Blanc, to the elegant and supple Tocai Friulano, to the squeaky and fresh Carbonic Primitivo, these wines are expressive and radiate with the energy found here in the Gorge AVA.
the legend: We first created the AGO Sparkling in 2017 out of our desire to capture the crackling acidity and effervescent energy the Gorge provides. With time of the essence and our own unbridled excitement, we use methode moderne, carbonating this spirited tipple on the line by turning it up to eleven.