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Cornell Sonoma County

Henry and Vanessa Cornell purchased a plot of rugged, untamed soil on a former stagecoach route on the top of Spring Mountain where vines had been tended by early settlers.

With respect for the land foremost in their minds, they returned the rolling hillsides to vineyards. Two hundred wild acres with sweeping views contain twenty acres of obsessively farmed vineyard blocks, each with its own distinctive imprint.

Under the guidance of winemakers Françoise Peschon and Elizabeth Tangney, Cornell Vineyards strives to make a Cabernet Sauvignon that is faithful to the diversity of this impressive land.

Elizabeth Tangney

Elizabeth Tangney Winemaker

While studying French in high school and college, Elizabeth began her plan to create a community centered around food and wine.

Before joining Cornell Vineyards in 2018, Elizabeth led Saint Helena Winery as Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. With posts over the years in the varied terrains of Sonoma County, Saint-Émilion, Napa and Paso Robles, she was primed for Cornell Vineyards’ challenging mountain estate. Elizabeth received her B.S. in Viticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.