We have visited Robert Hall winery on a few previous trips to Paso Robles. In previous years we have had the wonderful opportunity to speak with both Robert Hall and then Winemaker Don Brady about the wines and his passion for this landmark winery. Robert Hall established the winery in 2002 with its grand opening. This was a 40-year journey for Robert and his wife Margaret. After a visit to the Rhone valley in the 1970’s Robert was fascinated by the Food and Wine lifestyle of the Rhone. In the 1980’s Robert used his years of business expertise and began to develop his idea of a premium-producing vineyard and began to look for the right area to produce premium Rhone-style grapes. In the 1990s Robert and Margaret found Paso Robles to be the appropriate area where the soil, warm days and cool nights were ideal for his Rhone-style wines.
In 2001 former award-winning Winemaker Don Brady joined Robert at the winery. Don had earned worldwide recognition in 2001 when he became the recipient of the International Wine and Spirits “Wine of America” award. As Winemaker for Robert Hall, Don was awarded the Winemaker of the Year award in 2006 by the Paso Robles County Alliance in partnership with the Independent Grape Growers of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo Vintners Association. In 2016 Amanda Gorter joined Brady as Assistant Winemaker and in March 2019 became the leading winemaker.
The Robert Hall Vineyard is a collection of four estate vineyards that show off the best the Paso Robles Appellation has to offer. The Monahan Vineyard is the newest vineyard comprised of 48 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.
The Terrace Vineyard is located above the Estrella River. Its 65 acres with its porous sandy loam soils provide the best terroir for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Bench Vineyard is situated above the Huerhuero Creek where decomposed alluvial granite soil supports the soil foundation in growing concentrated and robust Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah Noir. Lastly, is the Brady Vineyard. This vineyard is located just east of the Terrace Vineyard and its 18 acres are planted with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.
Robert Hall, Don Brady, and newcomer Winemaker Amanda Gorter have carried the tradition of making award-winning wines from four very unique and diverse vineyards and show no signs of letting up. After visiting this picturesque winery, we know there will be many more award-winning wines from this great team at Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles