September 4, 2015
Walla Walla, WA
CORVUS CELLARS RELOCATES….BUT STAYS CLOSE.
After 5 years of operation at the Port of Walla Walla Winery Incubators, Corvus Cellars, has moved to a new location, 760 C Street, within the Airport District and will open for business on September 4, 2015. Corvus Cellars celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year and this move represents an opportunity to have a larger production area and a full size tasting room.
Randall Hopkins, (Winegrower, Co-winemaker and Owner) stated, “This new building with a much larger tasting room will provide us the ability to grow and also host wine events that were just not possible in such a small space. We wanted to stay at the airport because of our marketing efforts over the last five years and because there are great synergies with the other airport wineries and businesses.”
Corvus Cellars, founded by Randall and Jennifer Hopkins and Steve Lessard, in 2005, have been making award winning wines that focus on balance, structure and depth. Most of the winery’s fruit comes from Red Mountain, including estate grown grapes from Corvus Vineyard.
When asked about future plans, Randall commented, “I guess my practical side has come in handy as we are really about taking very calculated risks and not getting ahead of ourselves. Slow growth and providing our customers with superior wine and great experiences is our focus. We really like what we’ve done to the new place and are looking forward to being there for years to come.” He also added, “The Port of Walla Walla has been great to work with and we love the Walla Walla community as well as all of our fellow winery brothers and sisters.” Jennifer Hopkins added, “Steve (Lessard) and Randall are crafting some wonderful wines and we are very excited about our growing wine club, current and future releases. It will be a delight to actually have some elbow room and in a tasting room that really expresses our personality.”
Another feature that Corvus is excited to share is the addition of two Tesla charging stations at the winery. Corvus started offering EV charging a few years back, but has recently been working with Tesla to add two 100amp charges. They soon will be kicking off their new service with a program called “Juice up & Juice up!” The new winery location will be open Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm and by appointment.