Corona del Valle planted their first vines in 2009 and was opened in 2011 by Hector Corona and his family. They planted only 14 hectares of vines, leaving room on their land for later plantings, as irrigation is a problem in Valle de Guadalupe. The family decided to acquire their water and properly designate it to a small amount of vineyards. However, they do plan on planting more vines in the future. Jac Cole, a Napa Valley winemaker veteran of over 35 years, joined the Corona del Valle team. His portfolio includes several Napa wineries such as Stag's Leap Cellars and Spring Mountain Vineyards. Other's include Chateau St. Jean, Charles Krug and Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula.