Northwest Cellars' wines consistently win awards in competitions all across the country, often beating out wines that are considerably more expensive and much better known. You can order our wines with our label, but we also offer the option of custom wine bottle labels on any of our wines. We have done special labels for corporate gifts, non-profit events, hotels, restaurants, private clubs, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, holidays, and many other special occasions. Visit one of our two tasting rooms today! Northwest Cellars Tasting Room: Savor our award-winning wines and enjoy great appetizers from Green Apple Catering, all in the warm and friendly atmosphere of our Kirkland tasting room. The Nectar Tasting Room: The Nectar Tasting Room is shared by five Washington wineries in the heart of downtown Spokane at 120 N. Stevens. Visitors can enjoy wine from Anelare Winery, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards, Northwest Cellars, Skylite Cellars, and Terra Blanca Winery (click Meet the Wineries to learn more about each one). The 2000 square foot space is warm, modern and inviting. You’ll come in for a sip and end up staying for the whole bottle.
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Robert has spent his entire life in the heart of Washington Wine country and has spent the past 14 vintages crafting wines that have garnered him a reputation as a leading winemaker in Washington State. Robert was raised on a farm in the heart of Washington Wine Country, the Yakima Valley (Washington’s first AVA). It is here, fourth generation, that Robert gained an immense knowledge of farming and vineyard practices along with the life lessons of dedication and passion to his work.
Robert graduated from Washington State University and has carefully selected his experiences and opportunities along the way. Most recently Robert was winemaker for Alexandria Nicole Cellars where his award winning wines put the start up winery on the road to early success. Robert also had winemaking stints at Amavi Cellars, Pepper Bridge Winery, and Covey Run.
As a winemaker Robert’s career has been diversified and this has led him to work with many of the top winemakers in Washington State. Ultimately these experiences shaped his winemaking passion and individual style. Robert has been fortunate to work with such a diverse group of peers, a wide array of vineyards from different AVA’s and with both large-scale wineries as well as ultra-premium estate wineries. In his early winemaking years he had the opportunity to work alongside the talents of David Lake, Dave Crippen, Kerry Norton, and Flint Nelson. While at Pepper Bridge Winery and winemaker for Amavi Cellars in Walla Walla he was able to have the opportunity to work closely with an industry giant, Norm McKibben and one of Walla Walla’s premier winemakers Jean-Francios Pellet. Furthermore, this opened the door for him to work alongside and learn from the talented Christophe Baron from Cayuse. Robert also credits his close friendship with vineyard and winery owner Dave Minick as an important step in his success.
Robert currently is proprietor, winemaker, and consultant for his ROS Wine Company and passionately hand-crafts wine for his labels; Smasne Cellars, AlmaTerra, and Farm Boy wines. He also is winemaker and/or consulting winemaker for over a dozen other northwest wineries.
In addition to being a wine lover, Bob is a musician and an experienced business leader. He has worked in the software industry for more than 30 years, 20 of those as CEO of three different companies. The companies' products addressed different markets, and had one thing in common: they all became dominant leaders in their markets.
Bob's exposure to the wine industry started at an early age. His father's company, The Delf Group, has been a successful wine importer and distributor for Western Canada for more than 20 years. For the past 20 years, Bob has made regular visits to Napa Valley and is a member of numerous wine clubs and mailing lists from more than 30 wineries. Italy is also a favorite destination, and Bob's cellar contains lots of big super Tuscan wines, as well as great reds from Washington, California, Australia, and France. Bob holds a B.S. degree in pure mathematics and computer science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; and an MBA from City University in Seattle.