OUR STORY


Proprietors Coreen Savikko and Bruce Burch began growing wine grapes in the Antelope Valley in 2000 and began producing award winning homemade wines as soon as the vines became mature. Our High Desert zinfandel, syrah, viognier, and symphony varietal wines have all won medals, from bronze to gold, in local and international competitions.

Turning pro in 2013, we hired winemaker Bob Balentine after sampling his (and other winemakers’) efforts.

Bob has a long history of producing his own wines (Line Shack Wines, The 411 Wine Company) as well as private labels for smaller operations and directing winemaking operations for a full scale winery like ours. As you’ll find when you try our wines, Bob has perfected the art of creating rich, fulfilling, and downright tasty wines.

2012 was our first harvest at Coruce, and we produced chardonnay, semillon, syrah and zinfandel from the Antelope Valley. The white wines are drinking well now. The reds are still in the barrel and should be released by mid spring 2014. Eventually we will feature Antelope Valley wines nearly exclusively. Meanwhile we also feature other fine wines Bob has produced from the Central Coast including a complex syrah, a lip smaking zin, and a mind bogglingly big viognier. The 2013 harvest included a malbec, tempranillo, and merlot. By the 2014 season we’ll also bring in a local viognier and an uncommon varietal known as “Symphony” a white California hybrid with a rich floral nose. Done off-dry it resembles the best Gewurtztraminers. As a sweetie/sticky it’s an unctuously decadent desert.

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