Vina Robles has been one of the most prestigious wineries in Paso Robles almost since its beginning in 1996. Founder Hans Nef grew up in agricultural surroundings in Switzerland, as did his friend and co-founder, Hans-R. Michel. But both men also had extensive backgrounds in business management and engineering.
While living in Europe, Nef started his own wine import business. Over time, he fell in love with California and he dreamt of blending his European heritage with American opportunity. His extensive travels as an international engineering executive took him to many of the great wine-producing areas of the world. His exposure to all of those different cultures nurtured a profound appreciation for their wines.
In Paso Robles, Nef found the land of his dreams. He embraced the region's unique terroir, and planted his favorite vines from around the world on his new property. Though he wanted to grow all of his grapes on his estate, he realized that Chardonnay couldn't be one of them. The area just wasn't suited for it. So Nef went up the road to a place where it's perfectly suited for Chardonnay: Monterey.
There is little doubt that many of the best Chardonnays come from here. The soil has both seabed remnants and mountainous drainage to go along with the long, cool climate. Simply perfect.
And perfect is exactly how we describe this wine. Everything is in perfect balance, from the green apple and guava nose to the subtle vanilla and peach palate, all the way to the enthralling, vibrant finish.
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