Robert (Bob) Foley began his wine making career in the Napa Valley in 1977, working at a number of highly regarded wineries including the famous Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he spent 15 years as founding winemaker. During this period he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. He now focuses on Robert Foley Vineyards and Switchback Ridge wines, but also creates some of the offerings from Dos Lagos Vineyards, Engel Family, and Padis Vineyards in the Napa Valley.
In 1998 Robert Foley Vineyards bottled its flagship Claret (a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend), and has since expanded and diversified its production to offer more of the big reds Bob is famous for – Petite Sirah, Merlot, Charbono, the limited-release Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, a Carneros Pinot Noir, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and The Griffin (a blend of the best in the red cellar). Always seeking to create new, fun, and interesting wines, Bob has also bottled three of his favorites: a Rhone-style White Wine, a Syrah that we call Kelly's Cuvée, and a Port-style Touriga Nacional.
Bob’s reputation for producing very expressive wines that finish gracefully continues to develop at his winery facility on Napa County’s Howell Mountain, where more than 1,500 barrels are housed in an extensive cave system (completed in 2008) for the production of Robert Foley wines. Robert Foley Vineyards has a staff of four who work tirelessly at handcrafting our wines (Bob), running the office (Kelly and Shannon), and the tasting room (Truett).
When Bob's not making exceptional wine, he spends time with his wife and business manager Kelly Kehoe, his two children, and his two granddaughters. You can also find Bob jammin' with The Robert Foley Band when he's not in the cellar or SCUBA diving.
About This Tickets
Join us as we welcome guest vintner, Bob Foley of Robert Foley Vineyards to a fabulous dinner prepared by Bonterra Dining and Wine Room. Each course will be paired with Foley wines.
MENU & WINE PAIRINGS
Hors D’oeuvres with 2016 Hawksbill Rose
1st Course with 2013 Robert Foley Pinot Noir
BBQ Pork Belly, Pimento Cheese Croquette, Crispy Kale
2nd Course with 2013 Robert Foley Merlot
Braised Short Rib, Beet & Spring Onion Risotto
3rd Course with 2014 Robert Foley Claret
Gnocchi, Cauliflower Bolognese, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms,Tomato Confit
4th Course with 2014 Robert Foley Petite Sirah
Axis Venison, Whipped Parsnips, Blackberry Gastrique, Brussels Sprouts Pesto
5th Course with Robert Foley Conclusio
Cheese, Berries & Chocolates