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New Wines, New Faces: Corté Riva

Two friends mix business with pleasure to create outstanding reds from Napa
Alison Napjus
Posted: March 7, 2006

Who: Friends Lawrence Cortez and Romel Rivera, both of whom emigrated from the Philippines in the late 1970s, are the winemaking team behind Corté Riva. Both also spend time at Pride Mountain Vineyards, where Cortez is the assistant winemaker and Rivera is the cellar master.

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