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“We are the leading and award-winning manufacturer of the finest premium corks, glass and packaging for North American markets.”

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WE ARE CORK

M. A. Silva USA was established in 2000 by cork industry experts Neil Foster and Manuel Alves Silva, founder of M. A. Silva Portugal, a family-owned and operated company with a 44-year history of wine cork manufacturing. These two leaders identified winemakers' need for a clean, reliable source for corks.
Together they acted on their vision to deliver a dependable, vertically integrated and consistent supply of wine corks to the North American wine industry, meeting and exceeding their customers' expectations. M. A. Silva continues to grow and has established itself as a leading industry supplier through proven delivery of top quality cork.

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WE ARE GLASS

In 2010, Neil Foster recognized the market opportunity for a quality wine bottle supplier; their customers needed on-time delivery of high quality glass bottles from a trusted supplier. They decided to expand their product line, creating a business that manages manufacturing and quality control at the source. Both cork and glass product lines have a proven track record of impeccable quality, reliable delivery, and excellent customer service. The company is often recognized as the North American wine industry leader in both products. M. A. Silva USA today, provides the perfect winery solution for bottle and cork:
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|NATURAL

Natural wine corks are preferred for all types of wine, aging periods and bottle formats. No other natural product offers this combination of visual appeal, neutrality and consistent sealing qualities. Our innovative custom-designed cleaning processes produce corks that exceed the highest industry standards and effectively volatilize potential TCA and other off-aroma molecules from the cell structure of natural cork.

We offer a full range of grades ranging from near visually perfect for ultra-premium wines through value priced corks intended for high-volume labels. Each is grade is available in different washes and multiple standard lengths. Custom sizes are also available.

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SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL

• Moisture: 4% - 7% moisture content
• Dimensional Recovery: >96%
• Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration

DIMENSIONAL

• Length: 54 mm, 49 mm, 45 mm, 38 mm; nominal ± 1.0 mm
• Diameter: 24 mm; nominal ± 0.5 mm
• Ovalization: < 1.0 mm

FUNCTIONAL

• Extraction Force: 15 daN – 45 daN (coated corks only)
• Sealing Ability: No leakage at 1.2 bar
• Capillarity: <1 mm

Natural Cork

|COLMATED NATURAL

A challenge for some winemakers is achieving a specific price point while maintaining the attractiveness of a natural cork closure. Colmated corks allow wineries to take advantage of the consumer preference for natural cork, while reaching lower price points competitive with synthetic stoppers and screw caps. "Colmate" means to fill or cover. For colmated corks, we use fine granular cork to fill voids and improve the appearance of a lower grade natural cork body. Colmated natural corks are offered in a 1 3/4” standard length (24 x 45 mm), plus custom sizes and washes.

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PHYSICAL

• Moisture: 4%-7% moisture content
• Dimensional Recovery: >96%
• Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration

DIMENSIONAL

• Length: 45 mm; nominal ± 1.0 mm
• Diameter: 24 mm; nominal ± 0.5 mm
• Ovalization: <1.0 mm

FUNCTIONAL

• Extraction Force: 15 daN – 45 daN (coated corks only)
• Sealing Ability: No leakage at 1.2 bar
• Capillarity: <1 mm

Colmated Natural Cork

|SILKTOP® TECHNICAL

Silktop® technical corks consist of a body composed of sterilized agglomerated cork granules, with a high-quality natural cork disk at each end. We use only FDA-approved food-grade bonding agents. This combination presents natural cork to both the wine and to the consumer while retaining properties similar to our natural cork offerings. It delivers a dependable seal, consistent insertion and extraction performance, below sensory level TCA and other off-aromas combined with outstanding visual appearance.

Silktop® stoppers are recommended for wines which will be consumed within three to four years.

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SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL

• Moisture: 4% - 7% moisture content
• Dimensional Recovery: >96%
• Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration

DIMENSIONAL

• Length: 44 mm; nominal ± 0.5 mm
• Diameter: 23.5 mm; nominal ± 0.3 mm
• Ovalization: <1.0 mm

FUNCTIONAL

• Extraction Force: 15 daN – 45 daN (coated corks only)
• Sealing Ability: No leakage at 1.2 bar
• Capillarity: <1 mm
• Torsion: ≥35º
• Shearing strength: ≥ 6 daN/cm2

Silk Top Technical Cork

|PEARL® MICRO-AGGLOMERATED

Pearl® Micro-agglomerated corks are produced from sterilized natural uniformly sized micro-granules excluding particles that do not meet the narrow size tolerance. We use only FDA-approved food-grade bonding agents. This product has the feel of real cork and meets the same quality standards as our natural and technical wine corks, but at a price point competitive with screw caps and synthetic stoppers. Pearl® corks are offered 24 x 38 mm and 24 x 45 mm and are available in two granule sizes.

Pearl® corks are recommended for wines which will be consumed within two to three years.

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SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL

• Moisture: 4% - 7% moisture content
• Dimensional Recovery: >96%
• Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration

DIMENSIONAL

• Length: 44 mm, 38 mm; nominal ± 0.5 mm
• Diameter: 24 mm; nominal ± 0.3 mm
• Ovalization: <1.0 mm

FUNCTIONAL

• Extraction Force: 15 daN – 45 daN (coated corks only)
• Sealing Ability: No leakage at 1.2 bar
• Capillarity: <1 mm
• Torsion: ≥35º
• Shearing strength: ≥6 daN/cm2

Pearl Micro-agglomerated Cork

|SPARKLING WINE

Our sparkling wine cork is used by some of the finest Champagne and sparkling wine producers in the world. Sparkling wine offers challenges for closure products. The closure must withstand higher pressures while maintaining consistent and specified insertion and extraction forces. Its visual appearance is critical, given the aesthetic emphasis placed on sparkling wine packaging.
Our sparkling wine cork is composed of a sterilized micro-agglomerated, and two discs of solid natural cork on the end that comes into contact with the sparkling wine. We use only FDA-approved food-grade bonding agents.
We offer three grades defined by the visual quality of its double natural cork disc at the end. Standard size offered: 30.5 x 48 mm. Custom diameter are available to winemakers with specific requirements. This stopper is designed to seal sparkling wines, beer and carbonated beverages.

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SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL

• Moisture: 5% - 7% moisture content
• Dimensional Recovery: >96%
• Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration

DIMENSIONAL

• Length: 48 mm; nominal ± 0.5 mm
• Diameter: 30.5 mm; nominal ± 0.4 mm
• Ovalization: <0.4 mm

FUNCTIONAL

• Sealing Ability: No leakage at 5 bars
• Capillarity: 0 mm
• Torsion: ≥35º
• Shearing strength: ≥ 6 daN/cm2

Sparkling Wine Cork

|BAR TOPS

M.A. Silva offers the finest Bar Tops using our high quality natural cork material with wooden, plastic or custom tops as a reusable closure for fortified wine, spirits, olive oils and vinegars. This stopper provides an outstanding appearance, consistent sealing performance, and reusable convenience.
The standard size is 27 mm diameter cap, 8 mm thick with a 19.5 mm diameter natural cork stopper. Different grades and custom sizes are available.

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PHYSICAL

• Length (cork + capsule): 22 mm; nominal ± 1.0 mm
• Diameter: 27 mm cap / 8 mm thick with a natural cork stopper; nominal ± 0.5 mm
 

Bartops Cork

| Raw material is the key

Each year, Manuel Silva and his team pride themselves on their personal involvement each year in sourcing the finest raw material in the forests; this most critical attention has proven to deliver the highest quality standard wine corks. Long-term collaboration with the best growers is the first step in operations that are 100% vertically integrated. This ensures complete control and certified quality through all aspects of production, from the moment the trees are harvested to the delivery of finished, customized corks to our North American customers. Cork planks, having been pre-selected for quality, are carefully sliced into strips depending on the length required. The corks are then hand punched from the strips maximizing good cork material use, and then followed by a rectification process designed to ensure perfect uniformity along sides and tops. All material left from this process is ground up and used to produce agglomerate silk top, pearl and champagne corks.

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| DYNAVOX®

Over the last 40 years M. A. Silva has established itself as an industry technology leader. The Dynavox® system utilizes a closed chamber to boil cork planks under high pressure at 105° C. The increased temperature maximizes the removal of TCA, other anisoles and phenols responsible for off aromas, reduces tannins, and improves the appearance and elasticity of cork. Following the boiling process, cork planks are removed with an approx. 17% moisture content. The system eliminates the opportunity for mold growth and off flavor development caused by extended storage at high humidity.

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| SARA®
Granulated Cork Sanitizing

The SARA® process is removes TCA and other polyphenols in granulated cork. This automated process ensures the granules receive prolonged direct contact with pressured steam volatilizing the target compounds. Material processed with the SARA® cleaning system are as clean as our natural cork, allowing M. A. Silva exceptional neutrality across our entire line of products.

Cork Sanitizing Process

| MAZONE®
Natural Cork Washing

M. A. Silva leveraged the latest technology in its development of the proprietary Mazone® system, a cleansing stage for finished corks.
The Mazone® system uses ozone and hydrogen peroxide as primary treating agents and further reduces organic impurities and compounds which could be precursors to off-flavors.
As neutrality is key to the corks interaction with wine, this washing process has proven to deliver neutral flavor characteristics and uniformity of color to each and every cork.
Corks are washed in three different washing options:
*MSN140: gives the cork a natural color appearance
*MSN40: leaves the cork with a light brown color
*MSB240: leaves the corks with a white appearance.

Natural FlavorCertified Quality

| A Higher Standard

Certified Quality Program

As a member of the Cork Quality Council, we adhere to strict standards – but we don’t stop there. We strive to deliver products of unmatched quality and to provide customer service, shipment accuracy and follow-through that are consistently outstanding. To ensure we meet this higher standard, we created our Certified Quality Program. This comprehensive set of business practices defines our method and provides a basis for independent evaluation and measurement.
Every shipment from our facility in Portugal must pass the industry’s strictest quality assurance requirements before we will accept it into our inventory. Our flexibility allows us to do more thorough testing to meet specific customers’ requirements when requested.
Samples are tested for TCA, aroma characteristics and grade prior to delivery. Third party verification of our processes and quality drives predictable and repeatable performance. Our organization meets or exceeds the quality levels set by the leading European cork standards bodies, APCOR, C.E. Liege, and Systecode.
We guarantee that our corks perform to the highest industry standards with the levels of TCA being verified by GC/MS.

TestingOne By One

By 100% TCA Free

It's always been hard to find TCA in our corks. In a onebyonetm tested cork, it's impossible. Our fully automated individual testing process delivers guaranteed 100% TCA free* corks. This methode is based on cutting edge gas phase spectroscopy and available for high end natural cork to seal ultra-premium wines.
It inspects every single cork one by one to detect any trace of cork taint, leaving no margin of human error. The onebyonetm testing process is the latest innovation of M. A. Silva’s commitment to provide TCA free corks.
Our process is extremely accurate and is performed on both washed and unwashed corks.
*releasable TCA content below the 0.5 ng/L detection limit; analysis performed in accordance to ISO 20752.

One By One ProcessInnovative technology

| Innovative Technology

Ink | Fire | Laser

In addition to the traditional ink and fire branding, we offer revolutionary cork laser printing for bodies and ends with the highest image resolution. The high-definition shading along with the darkest printing capability, allows for distinctive illustrative or photographic rendering to be visualy sharp.
The printer has the cpability to make every cork unique by adding variable information to each code.

Innovative TechnologyHandling + Storage >

| Taking care of your corks

Our premium corks are delivered in sealed bags that have been sterilized with S02.

  • They should be used before 6 months (coated corks only)
  • Store sealed bags in a clean, dry, well ventilated, odorless place away from chlorine products.
  • The temperature should be 59ºF – 68ºF and the humidity 40% – 70% RH (non-condensing).
  • Don’t open the sealed bags until immediately before bottling.

We recommend following the Cork Quality Council’s bottling guidelines:

Download their Bottling Handbook:
http://www.corkqc.com/S-mat/FBottling-Handbook-2014.pdf

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| Highest Quality

Glass is one of the healthiest and most sustainable packaging materials available.
M. A Silva has established itself as a leader in the wine bottle industry demonstrating its ability again to supply a proven reliable product. Our glass is sourced from high quality manufacturers controlled 24/7 by M.A. Silva’s on-site quality specialists to guarantee consistent quality.
Only natural raw materials and quality recycled glass are used for melting.
Our rigorous inspection process ensures consistent, highest quality, eliminating defective bottles.

High Qualiy Glass Bottles

| The Perfect Fit

Our proprietary molds meet or exceed industry standards for quality and tolerances and guarantee consistent quality.
Our bottle neck length and inner diameters are engineered for a perfect fit between bottle and cork.
We coordinate cork and glass deliveries to keep your production on schedule and on time.

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| We meet your needs

Custom Molds
We develop custom bottle molds to meet your needs.
Our glass product specialists can show wineries how to efficiently achieve the perfect balance of shape, capacity, color and glass weight for unique brand positioning.

Custom Cartons
Great products deserve great packaging. Showcase your wine in custom cartons, printed to your specifications and customized to match your brand look and feel. We guide you to the most cost-effective packaging solutions to fit your needs.

Custom Molds and Cartons

 
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WE CARE

Natural cork is 100% renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.

As a producer of ecological and sustainable products, we are committed to resonsible forest management techniques.  Our policy at M. A. Siva Cortiças, Lda is to contribute to the increase of forest area through responsible management defined by Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C009204) and the related World Wide Fund (WWF®).

M. A. Silva was the first California cork supplier which joined the ClimateSmartTM program and received the Green Business Certification. It operates on solar power.

What We Achieved +

WHAT WE ACHIEVED

Food Safety Management Certification

Food Safety Management Certification

Quality Management Systems Certification

Quality Management Systems Certification

Established CELIÈGE, SYSTECODE

Established CELIÈGE, SYSTECODE
is a quality assurance system for the cork industry.

CQC Standard

All products shipped by M. A. Silva
meet or exceed CQC standards.

Best Cork supplier 2013 & 2015

Best Cork Supplier 2013, 2015 & 2016
Best Glass Supplier 2016 & North Bay Maker Award 2016

Five-time winner of the North Bay

Six-time winner of the North Bay
Business Journal's Best Places to Work

Best Cork and Best Bottle Supplier<br /><br />
2013 & 2015

Best Cork Supplier 2013, 2015 & 2016
Best Bottle Supplier 2013 & 2015

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M. A. Silva supplies discriminating wine producers around the globe, with sales agents in six continents and production and finishing facilities in Portugal, the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Chile, France and Spain.M. A. Silva USA serves the North American market from our headquarters in Santa Rosa, Northern California.

M. A. SILVA USA | our facilities

Our 100,000-square-foot facilities house a state-of-the-art cork finishing plant designed to handle around 800,000 corks per day, a full service mechanical and organoleptic test lab, office space and conference rooms. They also accommodate storage room for wine bottles, a multimedia training room and a gym for employees.

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MASILVA Advantage

R E L I A B L E . P E R F E C T . P R O V E N

RELIABLE

  • We use only the best raw cork material and our glass is sourced from top manufacturers controlled 24/7 by M. A. Silva’s on-site quality specialists.
  • Our rigorous quality and testing standards are certified and we guarantee on-time delivery.

PERFECT

  • Our bottles and corks are engineered for an ideal seal for both cork and screw cap bottles.
  • Our proprietary bottle molds meet or exceed industry standards for quality and tolerances.
  • Our unique combination of cork, glass and packaging is the perfect solution to save time, money and ensure smooth bottling runs.

PROVEN

  • Our vertical integrated company has been in the cork business for over 40 years with a proven record of success.
  • We offer traceability because we keep track on all processes.
  • We are a multiple winner of the “Best Cork & Bottle Supplier” award.

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W E   A R E   T H E   W I N E M A K E R' S   N U M B E R   O N E   C H O I C E.

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Kosta Browne Winery Cork

Kosta Browne Wines

"Kosta Browne Wines has worked with M. A. Silva USA for years and we stay with them because, simply put, they take care of us in a very professional way.

Quality assurance is vital in the wine industry and that’s exactly where M. A. Silva shines. They’ve always made my needs their own. Their unparalleled customer service is something that sets them apart.

Reliability in quality, timing, communication and customer service is what M. A. Silva is all about.They come through every time!"

Michael Browne
Founder/Winemaker

Flowers Winery Cork

Flowers Vineyard & Winery

"The greatest asset at M. A. Silva is their commitment to listening to the needs of a demanding customer. I’ve worked with Neil since 2002 and his knowledge and experience with the cork industry is thorough and unsurpassed. He and his professional staff are well prepared to meet our evolving needs for natural cork both in terms of quality and quantity. I am grateful for the cooperation, assistance and innovation with developing new and streamlined QC methods in order to procure the exact cork that we need."

Darrin Low
Winemaker

Quilceda Creek Cork

Quilceda Creek

"M.A Silva has great people and products, helping me to achieve my stringent goals, in a fun and professional way."

Paul Golitzin
Winemaking Director

Grgich Hilss Estate Cork

Grgich Hills Estate

"We have worked with M. A. Silva USA for 9 years. We stay with them because they take excellent care of us on every level in a highly impeccable way by meeting our high standards. Quality assurance is key in the wine industry and that is where they excel. They understand our needs and have exceeded our expectations throughout the years. Their dedication to customer service is beyond the norm.

From reliable quality products and passion for industry knowledge to going the extra mile for me no matter what challenge I put in front of them, they stand firmly behind their word and products.

M. A. Silva is truly dedicated to provide the highest quality cork and customer service. That is why I trust their product for our reserve wines."

Kevin D. Vecchiarelli
Assistant Winemaker

Fran Family Winery Cork

Frank Family Vineyards

"I value family and the sense of trust it brings. That is why I am so impressed with and respect the business and friendship relationships Neil has established especially in-between the Silva family, himself and his staff both in Portugal and California. I know I can trust him implicitly with my business and his impeccable work fulfilling my glass and cork needs.

Neil and his highly professional staff are always prepared to meet our needs – no matter the challenge we place in front of them. I am grateful for the constant communication, cooperation, assistance and innovation with developing new and streamlined QC methods in order to procure the exact products we need."

Todd Graff
Winemaker / General Manager of Winery Operations

Landmark Winery Cork

Landmark Vineyards

"We have worked with M. A. Silva USA for over 5 years. What set them apart from any other in our industry are the relationships they cultivate and a commitment to true service. We also appreciate and are impressed by their commitment to their staff, a sense of family – they treat their customers like family too. We work in a highly demanding and detailed oriented industry and I can trust and relax knowing that they will always deliver on-time and take care of needs.

Quality assurance and keeping up with industry standards is vital in the wine industry – this is where M. A. Silva exceeds expectations. They also continually work with us to keep our bottom line in mind and stay cost efficient.

Knowing you can absolutely rely on a company to deliver quality products and have the latest industry knowledge is a comfort you simply can’t put a price on. They stand behind their word and I know they will take care of my company and needs."

Greg Stach
Winemaker

Rombauer Vineyards Cork

Rombauer Vineyards

"Over the last 10 years Rombauer Vineyards has relied on M. A. Silva to deliver high quality and consistently neutral corks for all of its wines. Meticulous attention to detail from the cork forest to the finished cork is evident every time."

Richie Allen
Winemaker

Trefethen Family Vineyards Cork

Trefethen Family Vineyards

"M. A. Silva has always been a pleasure to work with and the quality of the product means one less thing to worry about while bottling."

Zeke Neeley
Winemaker

Gainey Vineyards Cork

Gainey Vineyard

"It’s just easy and comfortable to work with M. A. Silva, from their reliable quality products and passion for industry knowledge to going the extra mile for me no matter the challenge I put in front of them. M. A. Silva’s product and commitment to excellence make it an easy choice for anyone looking for quality wine cork."

Jeff LeBard
Winemaker

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403-9020

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M. A. Silva USA Receives 2016 North Bay Maker Award

07.04.2016

M. A. Silva USA has been selected as one of the companies to be honored at the North Bay Business Journal's 2016 North Bay Maker Awards. This award - formerly known as Manufacturing Awards - is given to the most outstanding and innovative manufacturers in the North Bay ...

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M. A. Silva USA Named Best Cork Supplier For The Third Time

03.04.2016

M. A. Silva USA has been named 2016 Best Cork Supplier by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. Around 700 wine industry professionals participated in the annual survey spanning 25 categories ...

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M. A. Silva USA Continues To Expand Team

02.01.2016

M. A. Silva USA is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Perry as Assistant Operation Manager and John Holmes as Accounting Manager ...

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M. A. Silva Developed 100% TCA Inspected Cork Testing Method

01.25.2016

M. A. Silva has developed an individual cork testing method to deliver 100% TCA inspected corks. This fully automated process is based on cutting edge gas phase spectroscopy and available for high end natural cork to seal ultra-premium wines ...

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M. A. Silva USA Donates $10,000 To Support Valley Fire Victims

12.01.2015

M. A. Silva has donated $10,000 to the Lake County Rising Fire Relief Fund to support victims of the Valley Fire and other 2015 fires that have devastated many homes and businesses in Middletown and Cobb, spreading from Lake County into Sonoma and Napa counties. Additional generous donations from employees supplemented this effort ...

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M. A. Silva USA Received North Bay Business Journal's Wine Industry Award For The Second Time

11.01.2015

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, has been selected as a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s Wine Industry Award of 2015. From nominations, the Journal selected notable industry suppliers for their individual growth and innovations ...

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M. A. Silva USA Recognized For The Fifth Time As One Of The "Best Places To Work" In The North Bay

08.24.2015

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay, in accordance with evaluations carried out by the North Bay Business Journal ...

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M. A. Silva USA Expands Its Team In The Pacific Northwest Region

08.16.2015

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, is pleased to announce the hiring of Barbara Robertson as an Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest region ...

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M. A. Silva USA Named The Best Cork And Bottle Supplier For The Second Time

03.14.2015

M .A. Silva has been named 2015 Best Cork and Bottle Supplier by the Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. This distinction was determinded through the evaluation of a survey conducted among 1,000 wine industry professionals. Cork clients appreciate receiving a "very consistent product" with "no TCA" and "a guarantee of quality." They also touted the company's ...

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M. A. Silva USA Broke Ground For A New 70,000-Square-Foot Facility

10.29.2014

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, broke ground for a new manufacturing facility across from the existing building ...

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Vintners Global Resource Becoming Part of M. A. Silva USA

10.09.2014

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, announced today the purchase of Vintners Global Resource's (VGR) packaging business..

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M. A. Silva USA Named A North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work For The Fourth Time

08.24.2014

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, has been named as a 2014 Best Places to Work winner in the North Bay.

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M.A. Silva USA Awarded Best Cork Supplier by North Bay Business Journal

12.01.2013

M.A. Silva USA has been named Best Cork Supplier 2013 by the North Bay Business Journal; which is home to the latest business and wine industry news in Sonoma,Marin and Napa Counties.

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M.A. Silva, USA Sponsors at Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction & Wine Country Weekend

09.26.2013

M.A. Silva, USA is proud to have sponsored the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction which supports children’s literacy, the local economy, Sonoma County non-profits, and improves the health and welfare of local communities.

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M.A. Silva USA Awarded Best Cork & Bottle Supplier by Wine Industry Peers Cork Leader Finds Success & illuminates the Vital Marriage between Cork & Glass

05.22.2013

M.A. Silva USA has been named Best Cork and Best Bottle Supplier 2013 by the leading North American wine industry trade magazine; Vineyard & Winery Management.

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M.A. Silva USA First Cork Supplier in U.S. to Offer High Resolution Laser Cork Printing

01.06.2013

Sonoma County based M.A. Silva USA, now offers revolutionary cork laser printing technology with the highest capable image resolution for printing natural cork stoppers. M.A. Silva is delighted to present the D-CLP laser printer within their Diamond Program of premium services, along with D-GC/MS testing.

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Michael Riel Ranked in Top Forty Under 40

03.19.2012

M.A. Silva USA’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Riel has been selected as a Top Forty under 40 by the Northbay Business Journal.

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North Bay Business Journal 2012 Best Places to Work

03.19.2012

“All team members focus on the best quality and outcomes for our clients. Even during challenging economic times, we improved our benefit package and retirement plans…”

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M. A. Silva USA Expands Again: cork Production, Glass Warehousing and Team Members

01.17.2012

2011 was a great year for M. A. Silva USA. The company achieved record sales, expanded cork production capabilities and added new several team members to serve the growing business.

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Paso Robles Winemaking Consultant, Katherine Turner, Joins M.A. Silva USA

08.29.2011

After working with several wineries in the Central Coast as a Winemaking Consultant, Katherine Turner has been hired by M.A. Silva USA. Turner is now the M.A. Silva USA Account Manager for the Central Coast.

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M.A. Silva USA Announces Alison Zito Gossage as the Newest Member of Their Team

08.08.2011

Alison Zito Gossage signed on with M.A. Silva USA as an Account Manager. Her role as Account Manager will provide existing and potential new customers with a wealth of information about purchasing cork and the benefits of working with M.A. Silva USA.

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Pamela Stevens Joins M.A. Silva USA as Quality Assurance and Laboratory Manager

07.10.2011

M.A. Silva USA has hired Pamela Stevens, an accomplished industry expert, who brings over twenty years of experience to her new role as the Quality Assurance and Laboratory Manager.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Expands their Analytical Lab to Include GC/MS Technology

05.04.2011

M.A. Silva Corks, USA is now operating a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) in their Santa Rosa production facility. This instrument will further the research and quality protection methods of M.A. Silva Corks, USA.

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New Cork and Glass Positions Filled at M.A. Silva Corks, USA

04.03.2011

To accommodate the recent addition of glass to its product line, M.A. Silva Corks, USA is pleased to announce the appointments of Richard Du Bois, longtime wine industry professional, as the new Product Specialist-Glass Bottles, and Terry Borges as Sales Representative for cork and glass.

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Jennifer Sahouria takes role as Senior Accountant at M.A. Silva Corks, USA

03.22.2011

M.A. Silva Corks, USA, a trusted supplier of corks and bottles, announced the appointment of Jennifer Sahouria as Senior Accountant.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Adds 100% Solar Power to Sustainability Efforts

03.21.2011

100% of M.A. Silva Corks, USA’s power is now generated through the newly installed solar panel array, at its Santa Rosa, California facility, completing another phase of its on-going commitment to environmentally conscious business practices.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Hires Audrey Pinto

03.01.2011

Audrey Pinto, a wine packaging industry veteran, has joined the customer service team of M.A. Silva Corks, USA.

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Michael Riel Joins M.A. Silva Corks, USA as Chief Operating Officer

11.10.2010

M.A. Silva Corks, USA appoints Michael Riel to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Having lead companies in both the wine industry and in high technology, Riel brings to the company an exceptional set of leadership skills.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA and Oak Tradition Join Forces in the Pacific Northwest

11.01.2010

M. A. Silva Corks, USA has selected Philippe Michel of Oak Tradition to represent the company in Oregon, Washington and Idaho states. Winemakers in the Northwest know Michel as their local trusted partner providing the highest quality products (oak barrels and alternatives), knowledge and impeccable customer service. As a sales agent for M.A. Silva Corks, USA he offers the company’s entire line of natural and technical corks.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Presenting Sponsor for A Taste of Pinot

08.31.2010

With over 100 wineries participating, Pinot on the River has become the largest pinot wine focused event in Northern California. Proceeds from the auction, raflle and Saturday night’s A Taste of Pinot event benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Expands Sales Staff to Accommodate Growth

03.23.2010

With increasing demand for its premium natural wine corks, M.A. Silva Corks, USA has expanded its sales organization for the second consecutive year.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Featured at Bush Presidential Library Exposition

10.04.2009

M.A. Silva Corks, USA has been selected by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation to represent the wine cork industry in the much-anticipated The Culture of Wine exposition.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Expands Sonoma County Facility

08.13.2009

M.A. Silva Corks, USA has recently expanded its administrative offices in Sonoma County.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Receives Green Business Certification

04.12.2009

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will award M.A. Silva Corks, USA with a certificate from the Green Business Program Sonoma County.

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M.A. Silva Corks, USA Enrolls in ClimateSmart™ Program

01.21.2009

Santa Rosa, California — Effective December 22, 2008, M.A. Silva Corks, USA became the first California wine cork company to participate in the ClimateSmart™ program by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

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