Cortica Benicia produces and sells cork stoppers of all types: natural cork, twin disc (1+1s) or agglomerate, bar tops or T corks with plastic or wooden tops, champagne corks, and numerous specialty items. Call or email for stock items, availability and prices.

  • Natural cork

    Natural cork stoppers are excellent seals for quality wines. Natural corks promote wine maturation and allows the wine to evolve over time - protecting wine from oxidation while enabling optimum oxygen transfer needed for wine to mature.

    The natural cork closure is manufactured by punching a whole, one-piece cork from a strip of cork bark. They are produced in many different cylindrical or conical forms and sizes, and are recommended for long term cellaring.

    Natural cork

    Sizes:

    49x24mm, 45x24mm, 38x24 Also available for 3L, 6L and 9L bottles

    Grades:

    S10EH+Select, S10EH+, S10EH, S10E, S10

    Customization:

    Ink Print, Fire Brand, and/or End Fire Brands

  • JPTECH

    Agglomerated cork closures are made up entirely of granulated cork, which comes from the material remaining after the manufacture of natural cork closures. Agglomerated cork closures are manufactured by individual molding, by extrusion or block molding. In both methods, approved food contact glues are used to bind the cork granules together. Agglomerated corks are an economical solution in assuring good sealing for a period that should not, in general, exceed 12 months. Besides the economical advantage they represent for low-priced wines, these corks are completely batch homogeneous.

    JPTECH

    Sizes:

    44x24mm, 38x24mm

    Customization:

    Ink Print, Fire Brand, and/or End Fire Brands

  • Tapered cork

    These cork stoppers have a tapered shape to fit various sizes and provide a secure seal. The natural cork construction can be cut to an exact length and its natural elasticity helps it form a tight seal. Tapered corks are commonly used as a bottle stopper but can be used to seal just about anything. The tapered shape allows one size stopper to fit variously sized openings.

    Tapered cork

    Sizes:

    #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #23 Agglo Custom sizes available for ordering

    Grades:

    Natural, Agglomerated

  • Twin Disc

    Technical corks consist of a body composed of agglomerated cork granules, with a high-quality natural cork disk at each end. Technical corks are created for bottled wines that are consumed within a period of two to three years. They consist of a very dense agglomerate cork body with natural cork disks glued on one or both ends. Technical corks with a disk on both ends, are designated 1+1 technical corks.

    Twin Disc

    Sizes:

    44x23.5mm, 39x23.5mm

    Grades:

    A, B, C, D

    Customization:

    Ink Print, Fire Brand, and/or End Fire Brands

  • Sparkling wine

    As the name suggests, these corks are especially conceived to seal champagne, sparkling and gasified wines. Sparkling wine cork closures are considered to be in the technical cork category, as they are produced from an agglomerate cork granule body. On one of the ends, two or three selected natural cork disks are glued. Sparkling wine cork closures have a larger diameter than average corks. Their larger diameter is essential in retaining the high internal pressures in gasified wine bottles. To get the best physical, chemical and microbiological performance sparkling wine corks are subject to meticulous manufacturing and rigorous quality controls.

    Sparkling wine

    Sizes:

    48x30.5mm, 48x29.5mm, 48x28.5mm

    Grades:

    A, B, C

  • CWINE

    We are now partnering with Trefinos to introduce the CWINE product line of micro-agglomerate corks which are guaranteed to be TCA-free (below quantifiable level <0,3ng/L). Trefinos is a global company that has been an expert in technical cork manufacturing since 1916, Trefinos offers its cork products to many prestigious wine countries and regions in the world. Headquartered in northern Spain, Trefinos differentiates itself from other companies by using high state-of-the art technology during cork processing and treatment. In 2009, Trefinos launched the CWINE TD2 cork range, offering a consistent and homogeneous closure with a guarantee of TCA levels below quantifiable level (0,3ng/L), on an individual basis. Cork-by-cork, each piece has been treated on multiple levels using a process that goes beyond steam and surface treatment. CWINE TD2 corks are available in 3 different Oxygen Transfer Rates to better customize and respond to winemaker's and wine's requirements.

    CWINE

    Sizes:

    44x24mm

    Grades:

    CWINE1, CWINE2, CWINE3

    Customization:

    Ink Print, Fire Brand, and/or End Fire Brands