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FLIGHT NIGHT: Robert Sinskey Vineyards

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    Thu, March 16, 2023 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Mission Bay Wine & Cheese
114 Channel Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
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Cost: $31-34

With special guest Phil Abram. . . .The story of Robert Sinskey Vineyards began in the late 1970s with Robert’s father, Bob, and his burgeoning love for Pinot Noir. Bob was enjoying a successful career in medicine and contemplating retirement when he decided to become a grape grower. He landed on the Napa side of Carneros where he purchased a 15-acre farm. He sold his grapes to Acacia Winery for their vineyard designate program. In 1985, Acacia was sold to the Chalone Group, so Bob, hired one of the ex-winemakers at Acacia and got into the winemaking business for himself.

At the same time he started making wine, he invented what became known as the “Sinskey modified J loop intra-ocular lens,” an artificial human lens that revolutionized cataract eye surgery. His plan to retire from medicine as a much in-demand eye surgeon was deferred, and he needed help running his fledgling winery. His son, Robert, joined the company. As Robert said, “it all began when a six-month assignment assisting my father turned into a 25-year obsession.”

The Sinskey Winery officially opened its doors in 1988 and Robert was soon running it while his father, Bob, continued managing the vineyards. Robert officially took over maintaining the vineyards in 1996, and became a pioneer, beginning conversion to organic farming in 1991, decades before others followed suit. Today, Robert oversees the 200 acres of biodynamically farmed estate vineyards and works closely with winemaker, Jeff Virnig, to craft award-winning wines of Pinot Noir and other diverse varieties and blends. Thanks to Robert’s meticulous caretaking of his land over the last 25 years, the Robert Sinskey label is now synonymous with exceptional quality in biodynamic wines.

The Robert Sinskey flight will include the wines below:

2022 Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, California: Retail $38

2017 Robert Sinskey Pinot Gris 'Ramato Orgia' Napa Valley, California: Retail $47.50

2017 Robert Sinskey Estate Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, California: Retail $52.50

2017 Robert Sinskey "POV" Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California: Retail $54.75

2017 Robert Sinskey Cabernet Franc, Vandal Vineyard, Los Carneros, California: Retail $71.50


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  • Pinot Noir
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