CREATING WINES THAT ARE TRULY UNIQUE TO THEIR TIME AND PLACE
Robinson, winemaker and co-owner of Kieran Robinson Wines, started his
journey in the finger lakes of Upstate New York while attending Ithaca
College. Working at small production wineries that specialized in
Alsacienne white, Kieran realized his passion for wine. Upon returning
to his roots after college at Ithaca, Kieran had the opportunity to
experience the challenges of making wine in a nontraditional wine
region--the Philadelphia countryside.
With a thirst for knowledge and strong fervor for winemaking, Kieran
moved to the Northern Rhone region of France. Working for Domaine Pierre
Gaillard gave Kieran the appreciation for the deep rooted French
viticulture and winemaking philosophies.
After work was finished in Cote Rotie, Kieran and wife/co-owner Kristie
decided to move to Napa Valley to expand their winemaking knowledge.
After his tenure at Cakebread Cellars, he moved to Sonoma to work under
the tutelage of Paul Hobbs. After working at Hobbs, Kieran began his own
label Kieran Robinson Wines, who produced its fourth vintage this
harvest and added a Viognier to the label’s portfolio.
Kieran, while continuing to make his own wines, assumed the position of
assistant winemaker at Jericho Canyon Vineyards working with consultants
Aaron Pott, Food & Wine 2012 Winemaker of the Year, and
world-renowned Michel Rolland, the foremost wine consultant in the