Fortune Corkies

A Fantesca Tradition

Making Napa wines together is a source of pride for our family. When we were first designing our bottle labels, our family grabbed a quick Chinese take-out dinner. We always read our fortune cookies aloud to each other because they’re such great conversation starters. As our daughter was reading hers, she asked “Why couldn’t we put a fortune on the corks? We could call them Fortune Corkies!” Thus a new tradition was born.

Since 2002, our Fortune Corkies have generally reflected on wine, love, and following your dreams. Every year, we have a contest to select twenty Fortune Corkies that display a short quotation — 10 that pertain to that year’s All Great Things word, and 10 for the Pinot Noir and Cabernet bottles.

Keep an eye out for contest details at the end of April. In the meantime, start thinking of your favorite quote — it can be a personal quote, or a famous one (make sure it’s 24 words or less)! If we use your quote, you get a magnum (1.5L) of Fantesca Cabernet with your quote as the cork! We hand bottle the magnums, so we’ll make sure you get the right one.