Before they ever decided to open a wine store, Steve and David travelled extensively throughout France, Italy and California searching out wines and vineyards that we would love. The travel passion became a wine lover passion during these trips.
David came up with the idea of a wine store we would own together in 2019. Steve took some convincing but by 2020 we were looking for retail space. In 2021 we identified our future space in the Ora Building, secured our license and capital. We hired Conrad Ello from the firm of Oudens-Ello for design and Peter Walsh of CityWide Contracting to do the buildout. Through the era of Covid, supply chain issues and inflation we encountered numerous delays but finally opened for business in September of 2022.
The name Corossol comes from a beach in the French Caribbean which our family and extended family have enjoyed for many years. When we decided to start a wine store specializing in organic and biodiverse wines we looked at a lot of French and Italian place-names, especially those of places we had visited and loved. We kept going till we found the name we liked most was not in continental France but at the beach.
Our mission at Corossol Wines:
To provide select high quality wines, beers and spirits, knowledge based advice and excellent service at a fair price. Our focus is on smaller producers, estate bottled wines, and organically grown and harvested grapes. Our wines are mostly from France, Italy, Spain and the US. We hope to provide a pathway for customers towards new possibilities in wine selection and enjoyment, towards the discovery of wines not frequently encountered and ones which match our goals for excellence and affordability at every price level. In addition, we carry a select number of high end spirits and the latest most sought after craft beers.