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Robledo Family Winery

Owner(s) Reynaldo Robledo, Sr.
Web site www.robledofamilywinery.com
 
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Reynaldo Robledo Sr. came to California from Michoacan, Mexico in 1968 at the age of 16, and along with several relatives, began to work in the vineyards pruning vines. He quickly advanced himself, managing crews of workers within a year. Eventually he became vineyard manager for large vineyards and in 1996 formed his own vineyard management company, Robledo Vineyard Management with his wife Maria and their nine children.

In 1997, he released 100 cases of wine under the Robledo Family Winery name and in 2003, opened a winery, the first Mexican migrant worker to establish his own winery in California. Today, his seven sons and two daughters work in the business and production is 12,000 cases of wine a year. Through the years, he purchased several vineyards and now owns or cultivates over 300 acres in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties and through the Robledo Vineyard Management Company oversees approximately 600 acres.

The next generation now operates the family business. Everado Robledo is the winemaker and president and Jenaro Robledo is the president of Robledo Vineyard Management.

A tasting room in Sonoma Carneros is open by appointment and a tasting room in Lakeport is open Fri-Sun.

Reviewed Wines

2006 Robledo Family Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $40. · Complex scents of ripe berries, oak toast, smoke and tobacco. Full-bodied flavors of dark berry fruits with an earthy, forest floor underpinning. Beautifully balanced with fine grained tannins. Still drinking fine the next day from a previously opened, recorked bottle. This wine will complement dark meats. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »

2005 Robledo Family Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir

$35. Reynaldo Robledo Sr. came to California from Michoacan, Mexico in 1968 at the age of 16, and along with several relatives, began to work in the vineyards pruning vines. He quickly advanced himself, managing crews of workers within a year. Eventually he became vineyard manager for large vineyards and in 1996 formed his own vineyard management company, Robledo Vineyard Management. In 1997, he released 100 cases of wine under the Robledo Family Winery name, the first Mexican migrant worker to establish his own winery. Today, his seven sons and two daughters work in the business and production is 12,000 cases of wine a year. Through the years, he purchased several vineyards and now owns 220 acres in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties. · Dark Pinot fruits, primarily black raspberry, and oak lead off followed by more luscious dark fruits front and center. Tannins are well-concealed. A long, scented fresh berry aftertaste is memorable. Reviewed December 16, 2007 ARTICLE »