Vina Robles is the realization of a long held dream of Hans Nef, a Swiss restaurateur and developer, and Hans Michel, his California-based friend and business partner. The two were in search for the perfect place to grow Bordeaux and Rhône varietals and ultimately decided on Paso Robles, as the Central Coast region was rapidly becoming known for the production of wines of noteworthy character. The Vina Robles estate was purchased in 1996 and after careful site studies and mapping, the appropriate varieties were chosen and the first vineyard, Jardine, was planted the following year. Swiss winemaker Matthias Gubler joined the Vina Robles team and crafted the winery’s first estate wines in 1999. Now 10 years later, Gubler has consistently produced wines that reflect the terroir of Paso Robles, while emphasizing fruit intensity, balance and accessibility. Vina Robles wines have been exceptionally well received by the press and the winery has become one of the highlight facilities of Paso Robles. The exquisite hospitality center combines classic California Mission style with modern European elegance to embrace the entire Paso Robles wine country experience through distinctive wines, estate vineyards and first-class hospitality.
Vina Robles - Paso Robles - Central Coast
93 Points by Wine Enthusiast, 5 Stars, exceptional