A Soldier’s Dream Realized
After retiring from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1967, my father Norman (Bud) Robinson and mother, Helen (Dinky) Robinson, purchased the 78 acres in the heart of Napa Valley that would become the Robinson family legacy.
Convinced to plant the property to vineyards by friends and neighbors, including wine-industry pioneers Nathan Fay and Father Tom Turnbull, my parents gave up their horses and cattle and, in 1970, planted the first grapes on the property. They then joined the Home Winemaker's Association and, from those tenuous roots, Robinson Family Vineyards was born.
Over the years, my father’s passion for growing the highest quality fruit from which to craft world-class wines became the banner under which our family marched. Today, years after his passing in 1998, it is my father’s devotion to excellence that continues to guide RFV in all we do.
We are proud that Robinson Family Vineyards remains one of the increasingly rare and treasured family-owned wineries in Napa Valley. We invite you to sit with us, hear our stories, share some wine and enjoy a wine country experience that’s truly a world apart from the rest.
Tom, Susie, Carrie, Kim and Robin