Korbin Kameron is a family winery, founded and operated by Mitchell Ming, his wife and three children. The 19-acre estate on the ridge of Mt. Veeder straddles the boundary of Napa and Sonoma Counties. The vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Timothy Milos is winemaker and Phil Coturri is viticulturist. The winery takes its name from the first names of two of Ming’s children. The estate is farmed organically.
Moon Mountain AVA earned its official status as an American Viticultural Area in 2013. The Moon Mountain district is a sub-appellation of Sonoma Valley, and has long been considered a prestigious address for vineyards. At the relatively high level of 400 to 2.700 feet above sea level, the 17,633-acre AVA is on the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains. About 2,000 acres within the AVA are planted to vineyards. The climate benefits from constant breezes from the bay as well as sunshine, since the area is above the fog line. Grapes grown in the AVA are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, with some Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.