Robinson Lake Vineyard

About

Robinson Lake Vineyard is a family run and operated vineyard. It was purchased in 2009 as an existing Vineyard in Upper Lake, California. Now owned by native Californians, Mike & Kate Mims, they bring a passion for wine, a long history of successful business ventures and a strong desire to bring this property to its true potential to an area already noted for its quality white varietals.

Location Description

Located in the Lake bottom of historic Robinson Lake.

Features

  • Premier grape producers.

Additional Information

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Winemaker

Jonathan Walters attended Texas A&M University obtaining a degree in Agronomy and a minor in Horticulture. After graduation Jonathan had the opportunity to travel out to California where he fell in love with the West Coast wine regions. He knew this was the place to fulfill his dream of working in the wine industry. Jonathan along with Kevin Mims brought the opportunity to purchase a vineyard in California to Mike and Kate Mims. Within a few months, his dream had come true and Jonathan was working in the vineyard preparing for his first harvest. Jonathan is now in charge of all the day to day activities including hiring labor, developing spray patterns, harvest, and wine-making. Along with these duties, Jonathan was elected to be apart of the Lake County Wine Grape Commission Board and the Lake County Winery Association Board. Jonathan was married in 2011 to Rebecka Walters and they plan on continuing the family legacy.

Practices & Techniques

Its loamy soil, lakeside micro-climate and beautiful California weather patterns makes this the ideal place to grow quality grapes for winemaking. We continue to work hard, using sustainable practices, to turn this property into one of Lake County’s premier grape producers.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The vineyard sets at 1320 ft above sea level in a Old Lake bed ( Robinson Lake) off of HWY 20

The vineyard is planted with the following vareritals:

Chardonnay: 22 Acres

Planted in 1986, 5C Root Stock, Clone 1, Bi lateral Quad

Petite Sirah: 6 Acres

Our Petite Sirah was T-Budded from the merlot in 2006.

Quad, 5C Root Stock, Clone 1

Merlot: 40 Acres

Planted in 1998, Quad, 5C Root Stock, Clone 1

The vineyard is planted on Cole Variant, Tule lake silty clay loam and Lupeyoma silt loam soils. This along with the lakeside micro-climate and beautiful weather patterns makes this the ideal place to grow quality grapes for winemaking.

Awards

Glamazon Wines are small production Lots from Robinson Lake Vineyard;

2009 Sauv Blanc Semillion Blend Gold Metal At Finger Lakes, Silver Dallas Morning News
2012 Petite Sirah Silver Metal SF International Comp.

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Address

755 E HWY 20
Upper Lake, California 95485
United States

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