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Corner 103

Corner 103 is a winery in Sonoma, California in the United States. The winery is named after the tasting room location, which is located on the corner of a historic building in downtown Sonoma.

Corner 103
Corner 103 interior - Stierch.jpg
Location 103 W. Napa St., Sonoma, California, United States
Coordinates 38°17′31.08″N 122°27′32.99″W / 38.2919667°N 122.4591639°W / 38.2919667; -122.4591639
Wine region California
First vintage 2012
Opened to the public 2015
Key people Lloyd Davis
Varietals Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Distribution limited
Tasting open to the public



Corner 103 is owned by Lloyd Davis. Before working in the wine industry, he worked in banking and finance in New York City for 30 years.[1] Davis is a former owner of Viansa Winery, in which he co-purchased in 2008. He sold Viansa and decided to start his own winery.[2][3]


Wines are made from a variety of Sonoma County American Viticultural Areas including: Carneros AVA, Sonoma Coast AVA, Russian River AVA, Alexander Valley AVA, Dry Creek Valley AVA, Rockpile AVA and the Sonoma Valley AVA. They make a rosé sparkling wine using pinot noir, semillon, chardonnay and syrah grapes.[2]

Tasting roomEdit

Corner 103's tasting room is located in downtown Sonoma, California. It is located in the historic Feed Store building.[4] The tasting room is open to the public. Davis pairs seasonal food with the wines in order to provide guests an educational experience.[4] Staff lead guests through seven food and wine pairings which include charcuterie, local cheese, rillette and other gourmet foods paired with Corner 103 wine.[5] The wines served during the tasting represent a different AVA in Sonoma County. Staff share information on the soil and growing conditions of each vineyard from which the wines come from and also discuss the correct type of glass the wines should be served in and the temperature the wines should be served at.[6]



  1. ^ "Corner 103". Wine Country This Week. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Hill, Kathleen. "Spinach recall; Corner 103 tasting room and Ledson restaurant open; Sonoma Grille to open soon; McReynolds to demo at Readers' Books; Nibs & Sips". Kathleen Hill. Sonoma Index-Tribune. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Corner' location". Wine. Sonoma Valley Sun. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Sawyer, Christopher. "Six Wine Country Tasting Rooms to Try". Diablo Magazine. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Sweet, Carey. "Sonoma tasting rooms offer new experiences". SF Gate. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "loyd Davis Opens Corner 103 as a Unique Wine Tasting Experience". Wine Country This Week. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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