ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

ROBERT FOLEY, WINEMAKER

 

Robert (Bob) Foley began his wine making career in the Napa Valley in 1977, having just graduated from UC Davis with degrees in both Viticulture and Enology. He spent his first year working for Heitz Cellars, followed by 15 years as the founding winemaker for Markham Vineyards.

 

In 1992, Bob began another 15 years as the founding winemaker for Pride Mountain Vineyards. During this period, he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, and School House wines. He now focuses mostly on Robert Foley Vineyards wines, but also creates the offerings from Engel Family, Padis Vineyards, and Shelter in the Napa Valley.

In 1998 Robert Foley Vineyards bottled its flagship Claret and has since expanded and diversified its production to offer more of the big reds Bob is famous for – Petite Sirah, Merlot, Charbono, the limited-release Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Howell Mountain Merlot from our estate property, a Carneros Pinot Noir, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, an Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon called Kelly's Mountain Cuvée, a Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, and The Griffin (a blend of the best in the red cellar). Bob has also bottled three of his favorites: a medium-bodied Chardonnay, a Syrah that we call Kelly's Cuvée, and a Port-style dessert wine named Conclusão.

Bob’s reputation for producing very expressive wines that finish gracefully continues to develop at his winery facility on Napa County’s Howell Mountain, where more than 1,500 barrels are housed in an extensive cave system (completed in 2008) for the production of Robert Foley wines.

 

Robert Foley Vineyards has a full-time staff of four that works tirelessly at handcrafting our wines (Bob and Joaquin) and running the office (Kelly and Shannon). In the tasting room, Truett and Jerry help out from time to time.

Lucy, Mina, Spike, and Magoo are the feline Office Interns in charge of treats, naps, and distraction, while Princess Bella presides as our official Winery Cat.

When Bob's not making wine, he spends time with his wife (and RFV's business manager) Kelly Kehoe, and his children and granddaughters. You can also find him singing and playing guitar in The Robert  Foley Band or SCUBA diving.

VIDEOS

+ Bob's scooter ride into the wine cave
+ Claret blending seminar
+ Bottling 'The Griffin'

+ Bob discusses Napa Valley's mountain AVAs

ARTICLES

+ "Bob Foley: All in His Own Time"
     The World of Fine Wine

+ "Bob Foley's Not Just a Wine Rock Star"

     Wine Spectator

+ "The Champions of Underdog Grapes"
     Wine Enthusiast

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1300 Summit Lake Dr (PO Box 847)

Angwin, CA 94508

 

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