As a native San Franciscan, Robin was nurtured in Napa. Her family of five was fortunate to live in an area where the natural beauty and spectacular culture was offered to anyone who wanted to enjoy it for free or minimal charge. Along with enjoying all that the bay area had to offer culturally, Robin, at age five, was privileged enough to enjoy the Napa Valley and all the beauty that it had to offer. Robin remembers frolicking through the beautiful vines and being virtually intoxicated by the smell of the grapes. She fell in love instantly with the entire glow and happiness the valley had to offer. She realized how happy the valley made her parents and by osmosis was delighted too. The love of the Napa and its smells, taste, and feel became a brick in Robin’s definition of delight.
Fast forward to today. Robin has built upon that brick of elation by frequently exploring many essential regions in the industry. She is fortunate to live in the bay area, where she can regularly visit Napa, Sonoma, Livermore, and all of the emerging grape regions. In her international travels, she always plans to visit, taste, smell, and explore the grape regions. She continues her education of the grape by attending classes, seminars, and discussion groups facilitated and whose participants share the same passion of wine. One of Robin’s favorite loves is sharing her passion and watching the excitement of those she has shared with grow and develop.