Robert Hall Winery bears the name of its founder, Robert Hall, an industrious entrepreneur who decided he wished to own a winery throughout a family visit to France in the late 1970s. Robert was used particular to Rhône varietals and — after an intensive search — he knew the terroir he wanted was in Paso Robles. With the vision of creating a winery that could handle a case production of 100,000 or even more, he acquired his first vineyard, Home Ranch, in 1995, and Terrace and Bench vineyards shortly thereafter.
Robert’s next quest was for the perfect winemaker. A pal suggested Don Brady, whose impressive winemaking résumé included tenures with leading Texas wineries and a stint as senior winemaker at Delicato Vineyards. Don aspired to get a position where he could impact the wine’s quality from the vineyard to the bottle. The men took a walk together through Robert’s vineyards, and Robert hired Don at that moment.
“Since I started within 2001, my goal has gone to create wines that reflect the very best of Paso Robles,” Don says. “After 12 years of dealing with fruit from the same vineyards, we’ve developed a consistent house style that’s elegant, food-friendly, balanced, and age worthy.” In 2006, Don was named the California Mid-State Fair’s Central Coast Winemaker of the entire year. He was also instrumental in the California State Fair’s selection of Robert Hall Winery as its 2010 Golden State Winery of the entire year, among the oldest & most prestigious wine awards in america.
Commensurate with Robert’s early vision, the production of Robert Hall wines has steadily grown to over 60,000 cases annually. Thanks in large part to Robert, who travels frequently to introduce his wines to a broader market, Robert Hall wines are mostly of the Paso Robles brands that may be found in just about any state. For example, the Robert Hall Cabernet Sauvignon are available in many major shops and chains such as for example Trader Joe’s. Beyond a lineup of excellent core wines such as for example Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Syrah, the winery also widely distributes an intriguing set of specialty wines such as for example Orange Muscat, and Vintage Port created from estate-grown Portuguese varietals.
Robert’s original concentrate on Rhône wines remains evident in the estate vineyards, in which a dozen or even more different Rhône varieties grow. An extraordinary set of Rhône varietals and blends, plus a few reserve wines just like the Grenache Blanc, are created designed for tasting room only. Since they’re very fairly priced, Robert Hall wines could be enjoyed as often as you likes.
The architecture of Robert Hall Winery’s Hospitality Center is grand and elegant, however the welcoming staff makes newcomers feel right in the home. Guided educational tours through the winemaking facility and massive underground caverns can be found daily, and outside there are two regulation bocce courts and a lot of spots for picnics. When he’s not on the highway, Robert are available at the winery, wanting to greet guests and share the essence of Paso Robles through his splendid wines.
WHAT THINGS TO BUY ’10 Viognier: Honeysuckle, orange blossom, sweet spice, apricot, white peach, tangerine $20 ’10 Orange Muscat: Fresh citrus, orange blossom, sweet ginger spice, sweet tropical fruit $15 ’09 Cabernet Sauvignon: Blackcurrant, hints of cider and spice, plush ripe fruit, chocolates $18 ’08 Pape de Robles: Blackberry, cranberry, hints of black pepper and spice $40
CONTACT 805.239.1616 [email protected] roberthallwinery.com
TASTING Tasting Room Open Daily 10-6, summer; 10-5, winter 3443 Mill Rd Paso Robles, CA 93446
SPECIAL NOTES Weddings and receptions, wine cavern tours, corporate events, picnic grounds, a SIP Certi