2019 has him heading into his 40th vintage at a commercial winery, his winemaking philosophy has not changed: “The key is to respect the vineyard and value the fruit. Working with some of the best grower’s and vineyards in the world allows us to farm to the highest possible standards and provides us with the finest fruit available”. Bob is an experienced winemaker whose meticulousness and patience yield wines that are authentic expressions of each variety and vineyard site.
I grew up growing grapes in the ’60’s & ’70’s and moved to Sonoma County in 1986 - since that time, I’ve worked for some of the most iconic brands, won a bunch of awards, and made fantastic friends who continue to fill my soul with joy. Why, then, would I start my own wine label at this point in life? To get back to basics: Growing grapes, making wine, and being creative along the way. I also wanted to use the wine as a way to give back to the community, and support charities in my adopted hometowns of Healdsburg, Sonoma County, and beyond.
Bob, his wife Heather and daughter Paige, make their home in Healdsburg, CA, and started Bob Cabral Wines in 2015. No salaries, no compensation and after operating expenses, giving back to children in crisis, schools, youth groups and now fire victims. They encourage everyone to do the same and give back to your community………… it does wonders for the soul.