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MEET THE INDUSTRIOUS VINTNERS PIONEERING A BETTER TOMORROW
“We have fallen in love with this country, and we want everyone who enjoys our wines to experience that passion and love and to join our family.” - Robledo Family
In 1968 at the young age of 16, Reynaldo Robledo, left his home state of Michoacán, Mexico to work the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley. It was at the Christian Brothers Winery that Reynaldo experienced his first vineyard. That same day he learned to prune his first vine. He spent the following three decades working in several vineyards learning as much as possible about this unique type of farming. His experience continued to grow with him eventually leading to the role of managing vineyards with hundreds of acres and many men. In 1996, Reynaldo began his own vineyard management company, Robledo Vineyard Management, LLC. As his skills in the vineyards continued to evolve so did his affection for the product he was producing.
During the beginning years the family purchased fourteen different vineyards, totaling to approximately 350 acres, in Sonoma, Napa and Lake Counties. Together, the Robledo family opened the first winery established by a former Mexican migrant worker in October 2003. Although they still sell most of their fruit to other wineries, they now produce an impressive portfolio of premium wines.
We think every bottle of wine produced by Robledo Family Winery is a small triumph. The quality of our wine displays viticulturist Reynaldo Robledo's skills of the grape culture. He overcame his humble beginnings as an immigrant field worker to become one of the most successful vineyard consultants and winery owners in the northern California Wine Country. More than anything, Robledo Family Winery is a success because Reynaldo shares his knowledge and passion about the industry with his children and grandchildren as they continue to cultivate the dream for years to come.
With the opportunity to cultivate more than a dozen estate vineyards that encompass more than 350 acres throughout the terroir driven Napa, Sonoma and Lake Counties, we indulge thoroughly in the advantages of driving all aspects of our winemaking process, from vine to bottle. Recognizing that great wines begin in the vineyard, we cherish the relationships with the vines and appreciate the continuing opportunity to fully embody the vineyard characteristics in each bottle.
We welcome the diversity brought forth from the care and attention given to each of our vineyards, evaluating the development of flavors so that we may determine the most advantageous time to harvest. This honest and tactile relationship with the vines, the soils, the berries, and their development throughout the season, provides winemaker Everardo Robledo with a myriad of information and a certain knowledge gained over numerous harvests that the most important of qualities is an understanding of the most favorable time to harvest our fruit at the perfect stage to represent what we desire for the bottles that we are proud to call our estate wines.
“We have an abundance of treasures when it comes to the quality of fruit in our vineyards,” noted Everardo Robledo. “It is a blessing for us to have some of the highest quality grapes to craft Robledo Family wine, especially since I have known these vineyards throughout my entire life, beginning when I was a young boy. My goal is to combine all of these elements to provide the best structure and balance for our wines. After this is completed, I feel that I’ve truly expressed the best of what our vineyards yield. I would say my wine making style is truly enveloped in our family motto: ‘Strength, Longevity and Grace.’”
Robledo wines are a true reflection of the individual components of our vineyards throughout Northern California’s wine country. The craft began with our Los Braceros Red Blend, which truly showcases our ancestry from the migrant community, and now we are able to illustrate the culmination of our winemaking expertise with our Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, in addition to many of our other delicately crafted wines.
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