When founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Their appreciation stemmed from Koerner’s great aunt Irma Rombauer having authored internationally renowned cookbook the Joy of Cooking and his ancestors originating from the winegrowing region of Rheingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal.
Appreciation bred passion, and Rombauer Vineyards was established in 1980. Thirty-seven years later, the winery remains owned and operated by first-, second- and third-generation members of the family.
The Rombauer philosophy hasn’t changed since its founding in 1980: they believe in doing everything in their power to produce the best wines possible.
With just three head winemakers in its 35-year history, they’ve achieved consistency of style — distinctive, fruit-driven wines — while continually refining and improving the winemaking practices. Richie Allen, Director of Viticulture and Winemaking, embraces traditional and cutting-edge practices in the vineyard and cellar to make certain each wine gets the customized attention it needs.
Rombauer Vineyards 2019 Auction Package
Two couples will embark on a cruise with Rombauer wine club members to Portugal, Spain, France and Monaco on Sept 29-Oct. 6, 2019. Includes economy airfare and exclusive dinner onboard plus two shore excursions and one barrel (25 cases) of Chardonnay to be split between the winners.
More details coming soon. Subject to change.