Newsletters: Jan 2003 (.pdf 19k).
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Production: 1999 (220 cases), 2000 (300 cases), 2001 (500 cases)
Vineyards: none: contracts with :Columbia Valley Appellation (Artz, Elerding, Inion, Kestral Estate, Portteus, Snipes Canyon, Waddle)
Distribution: Mailing list, tasting room, select local wine shops and restaurants
Another case of a little hobby that became an obsession. Ron started out as a home beer brewer and soon jumped feet first into home winemaking. In his first year he bought nearly one ton of grapes. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and even 300 pounds of Pinot Noir that he picked himself. Soon home winemaking was no longer enough to contain Ron's enthusiasm and passion. He entertained thoughts of opening a commercial boutique winery. And so begain Austin Robaire Vintners.
Sources: [the winery]
As the winery has an official website with detailed wine notes, I'll leave this section to them. Please visit the link (above) for current wine info.
Ron Yabut 1999 - present
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