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March 4th, 2021

Veteran Employee Tino Corro Retires

Veteran Employee Tino Corro Retires

Following a forty-seven-year tenure with Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Constantino “Tino” Corro is retiring from vineyard life. Hired by Joe Phelps in 1974 as part of the winery’s founding vineyard team, Corro holds a rare place in Napa Valley grape growing history. Throughout his nearly five decades of service, Tino farmed the Joseph Phelps original Home Ranch in St. Helena, the famed Backus Vineyard in Oakville, and the winery’s Rutherford, Stags Leap District, Oak Knoll District and south Napa Valley vineyard properties.

Remarked Laurie Phelps Anderson, "Tino is part of our winery’s legacy here in Napa Valley. Dad hired dedicated, loyal people to help him realize his winemaking dream. Tino, his cousin German Corro, and other early employees built the strong vineyard foundation we so appreciate today. Thank you Tino and enjoy your much deserved retirement!”

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and have tremendous respect for the family. I am leaving with wonderful fond memories of Joe,” stated Tino.

“I will miss Tino a lot. He always has a smile, is kind, and wants to know how you and your family are doing. I wish him the most relaxing retirement after 47 years of dedication to Joseph Phelps,” said Ashley Hepworth, Winemaker.

The Joseph Phelps Vineyards Family is grateful to Tino for his lifetime of passion and diligence in the vineyards. Please join us in raising a glass to Tino!


Veteran Employee Tino Corro Retires