Corey Beck has more than 25 years of experience in the wine industry. After UC Davis, Corey returned to Chateau Montelena as their Cellar Master, working with grapes his grandfather planted in the 1970s- from the same vineyards that gained international recognition in the famous Judgment of Paris tasting. Wanting to broaden his repertoire, Corey joined Inglenook (formerly Rubicon Estate, Niebaum-Coppola) in 1998 as their assistant winemaker. In 2006, the Coppola family purchased the historic Château Souverain property in Sonoma County, providing a home for the ever-popular Diamond Collection wines, and appointed Corey as director of winemaking and general manager. In 2013, he spearheaded the purchase of the former Geyser Peak facility and vineyard acquisition, and transformed that property over the next few years into what is now Virginia Dare Winery. In 2018, Corey was promoted to CEO of The Family Coppola’s winegrowing endeavors in Sonoma County, managing all business operations, while simultaneously continuing his role as Winemaking Chief. A respected member of the Sonoma County community, Corey is a past president of the Sonoma County Vintners and is regularly involved in a variety of wine industry symposiums and advisory councils. In November 2016, Wine Business Monthly named Corey one of the “Top 50 Leaders,” one of the most sought-after wine industry recognitions.


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